If you fuck with the bull, you get the horns.
88-year-old May Boyce, of Nashville, is FED UP with crooks and scoundrels meandering around her shop. Standing at a startling 5 foot 3 weighing 115 lbs* soaking wet with an anvil tied to her, May works 6 days a week behind the register of the liquor store she's owned since 1994. She's had countless shoplifters come through her doors and she never was able to do much about it. This time, enough was enough, and May finally got even.
*as reported by local news
On the night of June 16th, two men entered May's store, one went right to the back toward the vodka and the other approached the counter. Ms. May said he had walked up in a manner that she knew he was going to steal from her and she immediately felt threatened. Without saying a word or breaking eye contact like an absolute fucking badass, Ms. May grabbed her .38 from under the counter, unwrapped it from the cloth, and placed it gently next to the register. That prompted the man at the counter to lunge for her while the other ran toward the exit with bottles under his arms. Missing the old lady miserably and now off-balance, the attacker had no choice but to turn and run for the door. Ms. May was then able to grab her gun and get a shot off into his back crashing him into the wine bottle display. When police arrived, Ms. May volunteered to go downtown with them and had this to say:
“I did what I had to do,” ... “After you’ve been played for a fool by people stealin’ from you for years, you get fed up. And don’t put me in the category of a little old lady. I know how to take care of myself.”
“I never shot a gun before,” ... “but I guess it’s something that comes natural. I aimed at the floor to scare him.”
Ms. Boyce was charged wit aggravated assault but was released on a $10,000 bond later that day and returned right to work. Police confiscated her gun unfortunately and told her it might be two years before she gets it back; to which Ms. Boyce replied, “...shiiit, I might be dead by then” [Emphasis added].
She hopes this sends a message to other potential thieves out there that they better not fuck with little old Ms. May Boyce.
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