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Friday, August 25, 2017

Armed Woman Defends Self, Children Against Drunk Intruder

It’s a typical Saturday night. You go to a party, drink three times the legal limit, leave the celebration and try to force your way into a nearby home—and get shot.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call around 9 p.m. from a woman who said a strange man was trying to break into her home. According to The Modesto Bee, the woman grabbed her handgun, hid her three children upstairs and—while on with the dispatcher—heard the man gain entry. After warning him to leave several times, the homeowner fired one shot, sending the intruder staggering back out the door.

The suspect was eventually found back at the party inside a neighboring home. Due to the man’s highly intoxicated state, police have not ruled out that he may have thought he was re-entering the house where the party was being held. The man was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, and the investigation continues.