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(WSAZ/CNN) – A grandmother in West Virginia stopped a would-be home intruder who she said tried to pry open her bedroom window.Yvonda “Bonnie” Gatens told WSAZ she called 911 and grabbed her gun after hearing a noise at the window.She said she was ready to protect the home her late husband built 40 years ago.“Get ready to die,” she recalled telling the suspect"If you come in here, it's going to be you or me, and I'll see to it that it won't be me!"Deputies in Putnam County responded to the woman’s call, but couldn’t find the suspect.Gatens told WSAZ she’s keeping a sense of humor about the situation.“Maybe they broke in to get one of my cookie jars, reckon?” she said“To see if I had cookies in all of them!”She’s also encouraging her neighbors to watch out for each other and keep an eye out for anything suspicious.“If he tries it again here, I guarantee you he’ll be caught,” she said.

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