Prayer credited with saving woman's life
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) -- Brackenshire Lane is a tight knit neighborhood, so it didn't take long for people to hear a lady on their street was confronted with a gun in her own garage.
"It's very scary. A lot of the neighbors are concerned," said one neighbor.
"I heard the sirens. I was inside my house, so I came out a little bit afterwards, because I didn't know it was on our street."
The woman's family told WREG she was unloading groceries around 1 p.m. when a man with a gun came up and forced her inside the house.
He then asked her where her money was and tried to assault her.
She told him her money was in the car.
The family said he put the gun to her head and asked her if she wanted to live so she started praying out loud and very loudly.
Police said the man left and took off in a white pickup without stealing a thing.
They said it's possible he followed her home.
Now, neighbors said they are desperate for police to catch him so they can feel safe again.
"Right before you got here, I also saw two police cars patrolling the streets still. That makes everyone a lot more comfortable. But again, that he followed her home and it happened in the middle of the day..."
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