There is an old hoax story making the rounds on the internet again with the title "Grandmother with AK-47 saves cops being attacked by street gang". It might seem obvious that this in no way is a true story but after reading comments it's apparent that some people believe otherwise.
The NOT TRUE story starts:
Officers of the LAPD received some totally unexpected backup yesterday, during a fire fight with local gang members in the Watts neighborhood, as an elderly lady with an assault rifle showed up and scared the criminals away. Officers Ricardo Cordova and Frank Cho were responding to a call concerning a presumed drug deal in a parking lot, when they came under fire from members of a local street gang. The policemen rapidly found themselves in a perilous situation, being inferior to their attackers in both numbers and firepower.
Unfortunately, it's a plausible scenario these days. The NOT TRUE story goes on:
Fortunately for them, 79-year old Wendy Robinson was watching the events from her kitchen window and decided to intervene. The elderly woman equipped herself with her personal bulletproof vest and an AK-47 assault rifle, and ran to the officers' rescue, firing more than 160 rounds in the direction of the assailants, injuring two of them.
There was ten of twelve of these scumbags, firing with Uzis and shotguns at these two poor officers who had only pistols, so I really had to do something," she says. "I got my vest and gun, a few extra clips of ammo, and I went out the house. As soon as I began shooting at them, the look on these thugs' face changed and they began to run for their lives. The policemen also seemed really surprised to see me, but they were definitely relieved when they saw I was there to help them."
The NOT TRUE story correctly identifies the LAPD officers pictured as Ricardo Cordova and Frank Cho, but the picture used is from a 2010 article titled "Support our local police station at Carnival Nov. 19-21."