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Texas granny shoots bicyclist exposing himself, masturbating at her front door

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The woman who shot a masturbating bicyclist attempting to break into her southeast Houston home Tuesday will not be charged, authorities said Wednesday.

The man she shot, however, is now facing charges of trespassing, indecent exposure and failure to identify after his violent encounter with the 69-year-old gun-toting homeowner.

The woman was taking out her trash along the 6600 block of Cherrydale Drive around 5:15 p.m. when she spotted the man, later identified as Clarence Johnson, 39, riding his bike and masturbating, according to Houston Police Department Lt. Larry Crowson.

A woman opened fired on a masturbating man trying to break into her southeast Houston home Tuesday afternoon, police said.

She yelled at him to stop, but he continued, Crowson said.

Johnson eventually followed the woman to her front door after she went inside and allegedly tried to break in, Crowson said. The woman ordered him to go away and even told him she had a gun, Crowson said.

When he refused to stop, she fired one round through her front door, striking the man in his stomach.

He immediately ran back to his bike and managed to pedal a few feet away from the house before collapsing, Crowson said. Paramedics rushed him to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition.

Johnson is expected to survive. A booking photo was not immediately available.

The woman was questioned by officers and homicide detectives but was not immediately charged, Crowson said. Investigators worked with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and later determined charged were not warranted for her.

Johnson is now facing three charges stemming from Tuesday’s incident.

He was out on bond for a separate exposure charge from about a week ago, Crowson said. He was arrested after allegedly walking naked along Bellfort Avenue in southeast Houston, Crowson said.

“I would have done the same thing if it were my house,” said one neighbor, who asked to not be identified. “Ain’t no telling what else he was going to do or what he’s got. She was protecting her property.”

The woman’s 14-year-old granddaughter was inside the home when the action unfolded, but the child did not see any of it, Crowson said.

She was shaken up by the incident but cooperated with detectives throughout the investigation.

Jay R. Jordan covers breaking news in the Houston area. Follow him on Twitter at @JayRJordan — Email him at jay.jordan@chron.com

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