What happened next set in motion the events that would lead to the police pursuit and arrest of the truck driver, Matthew Noah Collins, and his eventual trial on charges of assault, burglary and theft.
Circuit Court Judge Dale Cathell sentenced Collins, 28, of Salisbury to eight years in jail, finding him guilty of second-degree assault and fourth-degree burglary. Prosecutors dropped a charge of first-degree assault.
Collins admitted in court on Aug. 18 that he'd gone to the Bishopville warehouse to steal metal that he would later sell for scrap. He was leaving the property with several large air conditioning units packed into his pickup bed when he was caught red-handed.
Edgar stood about six feet from the bumper of Collins' 1983 Ford pickup, yelling for him to get out, when the engine went from idle to racing.
Edgar used her gun in self-defense, firing six times toward the oncoming truck.
"I fired as long as he was a threat to me," she said.
Worcester County deputies soon caught up with him, and he pulled over on Route 113 north of Carey Road, where he was arrested.
"It seems like nothing teaches you a lesson. Maybe this will," the judge said.