-- A 74-year-old Texas grandmother confronted an armed intruder with the help of her .38-caliber pistol, ABC affiliate KTRK reports.
Rebbie Roberson of Bowie County was seated in her recliner getting ready to watch the evening news when she saw a man wearing a mask and gloves break into her home.
"And when I started to get up, he was in here on me with a gun facing me right to my face," Roberson said.
To the intruder's shock, Roberson calmly walked over to a table and picked up her gun.
"So I had to walk right out in front of him," Roberson said. "I didn't know if he was going to kill me or what. I reached over there and grabbed this gun. And when I swerved around, I pointed it at him, and he ran."
With pistol in hand, she said, she pursued the suspect, firing several shots, which left holes in the walls of her home.
"I'm not sure I didn't hit him. I don't know yet. I sure tried. I sure was hoping," Roberson said.
She said the incident was the first and, hopefully, the last time she had to use her gun.
"That was the scare of my life," Roberson said.
Police say they are looking for a suspect in the incident, which didn't appear to result in any bloodshed.
"It could have been worse for both individuals, both the victim and the suspect," Bowie County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jeff Neal said.
ABC News' Dominick Proto contributed to this report.