Jan 5, 2016 3:38 PM
MANCHESTER - A would-be robber ended up in the hospital after the woman he targeted shot him in the chest, police said.
A 65-year-old woman drew a handgun from her pocket and shot the man in the chest after she said he followed her home by car, chased after her on foot, and tried to grab her on Monday night.
Manchester police arrested Michael Bontaites, 23 of Manchester, and charged him with robbery early this afternoon.
The woman told police that she noticed a dark-colored sedan behind her at a traffic light on South Willow Street after she stopped at a gas station. She parked as close to her building as possible, and hoped the other vehicle would leave, but it parked close to her instead.
When she got out of her vehicle, she heard a car door slam, and footsteps approaching her.
She told police the man identified as Bontaites ran past her, blocked her path, and tried to grab her, at which point she drew her gun and shot the man once at close range. She then went to a safe place in her apartment to call the police.
The woman, who the report describes as 4'11'' and 105 pounds, had a valid concealed carry permit.
A woman in the sedan helped Bontaites get back into the vehicle. Police found him as he entered the emergency department.
He was arraigned at the Eliot Hospital with a bail set for $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 14.
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