Eighty-two-year-old former Miss America Venus Ramey shot out the tire of an SUV after she found trespassers on her land allegedly there to steal scrap metal, according to a report in the Interior Journal.
The Lincoln County newspaper reported that Ramey, a Kentucky native who was Miss America in 1944, got her snub nose .38 after hearing noises about 6 p.m. on Friday, April 13.
Ramey, who ran unsuccessfully for the Kentucky General Assembly and for Cincinnati City Council and worked to save historic buildings in Over-the-Rhine, apparently held her gun in one hand while she steadied herself on her walker with the other, according to reports.
Deputies responding to a 911 call arrested Curtis Parish of Ohio for trespassing.
Parish complained to deputies that Ramey tried to shoot him in the leg.
Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Danny Gilliam told the Interior Journal, "I think she shot exactly where she intended to shoot."