PASADENA — A woman who thwarted a burglary at her home by using her vehicle to block the burglars’ car was shot in the side by one of the men, police said.
One man, in his 20s, was arrested. Police are still looking for a second man. And the 49-year-old woman was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threathening bullet wound, police said. The incident unfolded at about 11:30 a.m., when the woman arrived home, pulled into the driveway of her residence in the 500 block of East Ladera Street, and found a car parked in the driveway.
She was sitting inside her vehicle when two men walked out of her home carrying items of her property. The two men got into their car, an older gray sedan, and tried to drive off, but the homeowner used her vehicle to ram the back of the burglars’ car, police said.
At that point, one of the men got of their car, walked up to the passenger side of the woman’s vehicle and opened fire. He missed. He then went around the driver’s side and fired again, hitting the woman in the side, police said.