Diane Olearnick returned home one day to find that her house had been burglarized. Her home was ransacked, and among the many items that were stolen was a spare key to her Jeep Wrangler. The thief returned the following night for the Jeep, but she heard him sneaking through her side yard gate. She said:
I heard the back gate open. You can hear it pretty loudly in the house. And it alerted me. So I went off my balcony to check and I saw a man getting into my car. I grabbed my gun, ran downstairs and ran out the front door and met him as he was backing out. So, I started firing.She followed her Jeep out to the street and unloaded the entire magazine into the Jeep. The thief escaped out the passenger side door and fled. Her Jeep was left with numerous bullet holes, broken glass, and blood stains.
Commentary on the altercation can be found at Easy Bake Gun Club. WTVM out of Columbus, Georgia also reported on the story including an interview with the victim; their TV news report can be seen below: