A 17-year-old Washington girl on Monday used her father’s gun to scare off a man who had entered her home.
According to local media reports, a man who had stolen a car ditched it in the girl’s neighborhood. When warned about the suspect running loose in the area, the girl called her father and asked if she could grab one of his guns for protection. Her father said she could, so she got a handgun and took it to her room with her.
She fell asleep, but woke up later to the sound of someone in her house. She grabbed the gun and hid, but the suspect soon found her. When she pulled out the gun and fired a shot, the man ran from the house.