90-Year-Old Woman in Shotgun Standoff with Police (Video)
Eleoise Adcock, 90, was involved in an armed standoff with Harris County deputies for hours at her house in Channelview, Tx., yesterday.
The great-grandmother, who sat on her porch with a 12 gauge shotgun, was upset about some construction going on near her home (video below).
"I knew she was going to be on the news eventually," her neighbor Ralph King told KHOU. "She's hard to get along with. It's her way or no way."
Deputies got a 911 call from construction workers who claimed Adcock threatened them with the gun (video below).
“They told us she has pointed weapons at them before,” Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Gilliland told Click 2 Houston. “They didn’t tell anyone about it the first few times. This time they felt she was much more angry about them being here working and excavating the dirt.”
“She talked for a little while, she came and went back into the home, came back outside and at that point she put the shotgun down," added Deputy Gilliland. “She was taken into custody as gently as we could.”
Adcock has lived in the same home 46 years, but all of her immediate neighbors sold their houses to a marine towing company. Now, her tiny house is surrounded by construction machinery.
"She just doesn't want to sell," added King. "Her husband built that house. That's where she wants to stay."
Adcock will undergo a mental health evaluation at a local hospital, but criminal charges are unlikely.