Woman, 71, posts warning to intruders

April 19, 2011 10:38:22 AM PDT
A 71-year-old East Texas woman doesn't mince words with a sign posted outside her house warning criminals to stay away. It says: "TRY TO BREAK INTO THIS HOUSE AGAIN, YOUR HEAD WILL BE BLOWN OFF!"

An image of a gun is also on the sign.

Claudia Holland was unharmed earlier this month when someone kicked in her front door. She thinks her barking dogs scared off the late-night intruder.

The Lufkin Daily News reported Tuesday that Holland says it's the first time in more than 40 years in the home to have something like this happen. She later found out that a house a couple of miles away was broken into around the same time.

Holland's son, who lives with her, helped arrange for the warning sign.