Miss America- More Than A Pretty Face

WAYNESBURG, KY. — Miss America 1944 has a talent that probably has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle’s tires and stop an intruder.

Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment.

Ramey said the man told her he would leave. “I said, ‘Oh, no you won’t,’ and I shot their tires so they couldn’t leave,” Ramey said.

She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun.

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  1. Chana April 25, 2007 at 1:49 am


    If she were pointing a .38 at me, I would call her anything to make her happy!

  2. Jack's Shack April 24, 2007 at 5:17 am


    Guts is a good description.


    At her age does she still qualify as a girl.


    Yes they are.


    She is a tough broad.

  3. The Babka Nosher April 23, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    I’m surprised the kickback from the .38 didn’t knock her off her feet!

  4. Annie April 23, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Old ladies are amazing.

  5. Chana April 23, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    You Go Girl!

    marallyn – OTOH they didn’t know how many more bullets she had!

  6. marallyn ben moshe April 23, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    woohu…that took a lot of guts…but then what did she think would happen once they were stuck at her place…i know she wasn’t going to invite them in for cookies and milk…vey

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