A Florida mother had the scare of her life when an intruder attempted to break into her home. But she turned the tables when she showed up at the door with her trusty shotgun.
The woman, who has asked not to be identified, was in her Miami Gardens home March 4 with her two children when she had a surprise visitor, WPLG TV reports.
Surveillance video shows a man in a red shirt banging down the door to get inside the home.
The woman told the station she grabbed her shotgun from the bedroom and rushed to the door.
Then she greeted the intruder with the barrel of her gun.
”He was running for his life and kept looking back, making sure I wasn’t going to shoot him in the back,” the woman told the outlet.
The intruder ran to a Mercedes Benz parked on the lawn. Police said the vehicle was stolen, but was later recovered in Miami.
The woman said she didn’t shoot because she didn’t want to traumatize her kids.
The Miami Gardens Police Department told HuffPost they were unable to comment on the case because the investigation is ongoing.
The suspect remains at large, but police hope the video helps identify him. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
This woman is the latest example of someone who will do anything to protect their children.
Last April, a woman in Normandy, France, fought off an armed robber while she was holding a baby. She did make sure to hand the baby over to his parents before hitting the robber over the head with the same bag he planned to use to hold his money.
And in May 2014, Christina Simoes of Haverhill, Massachusetts, saved the life of her 18-month-old son by jumping out of a burning building while holding him.