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Friday, July 18 2014, 02:03 AM MDT
Gutsy grandma takes on burglar
(KUTV) Candace Flitton, 64, is a sweet and loving grandma, unless you try to ruin the peace in her neighborhood.   

"I guess I'm kinda like mama bear.  You get into my territory, you better get out," she said.   She proved that when she confronted Ian Shaw, who was stealing some expensive tools from a neighbor down the street.

Candace saw a man driving by her house on Thursday and then a few minutes later walking by looking around.  Something told her he was up to no-good.  She followed him in her car and spotted him walking out of an open garage with the tools.  

"I just stopped and rolled down my window and said 'those aren't yours, put them back," recalls Candace.  She says the burglar tried to put the tools down.  "I said 'no, put them back."

The burglar ran off and she called 911.  Officers found the burglar a few minutes later.   "She did exactly what we want citizens to do.  Not to physically confront people, but call police," said Sgt. Corbett Ford with the Cottonwood Heights Police Department.

Shaw has been booked on burglary and believed to be responsible for several burglaries in the area according to police.

By: Cristina Flores

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