Officers of the LAPD received some totally unexpected back up yesterday during a fight with local gang members in the Watts neighborhood as an elderly lady with an assault rifle showed up and scared the criminals away. Officer Ricardo Cordova and Frank Cho were responding to a call concerning a presumed drug dealer in a parking lot when they came under fire from members of a local street gang. The policeman rapidly found themselves in a perilous situation, being inferior to their attackers in both numbers and firepower.
Fortunately for them, 79-year-old Wendy Robinson was watching the events from her kitchen window and decided to intervene. The elderly woman equip herself with a bulletproof vest and an AK-47 assault rifle, running to the officers rescue firing more than 160 rounds of the direction of the assailants, injuring two of them.
No charges are being filed against Robinson and the LAPD is calling her a “hero.” She will be served with a medal of honor in a ceremony next week.