And she would know the feeling: Nancy Stowe was one of the few female officers to patrol the streets of Belmont, North Carolina, in the 1970s. She also worked with the county Sheriff’s Department and the Police Department in Coats, North Carolina. Instructors taught her to stand tall and speak with authority.
“I didn’t have a weapon at all,” Nancy Stowe said. “I just got in between them. I said, ‘Oh, no you don’t.’ I said, ‘That’s enough of this.’”
She had left her cellphone in the car, but she told reporter Ken Lemon she cupped her hand and pretended she still had it.
“I pointed at it and said, ‘I’ve already called 911,’” Nancy Stowe said.
The robbers ran and she shouted at them as they left.
“I said, ‘And don’t try it no more tonight!’” Nancy said.
Her son and grandson are nursing their injuries. Both said they are glad she was there. Police are investigating and hope surveillance video will help them identify the two men.