Armed Florida Woman Stops Home Invasion, Protects Her Sons

posted on June 14, 2016

When a red van pulled up to a Palm Coast, Fla., woman’s home last Thursday afternoon, something didn’t seem quite right. And when she failed to recognize the man knocking at the front door, something seemed very wrong.

That’s because the person knocking had an accomplice, Marco Dejesus, who had crept to the back of the house, forced open the sliding glass door and entered the residence with crowbar in hand.

Once inside, however, the burglar was greeted with quite a sight. The homeowner stepped from behind the hallway wall, armed with a gun and fiercely ready to protect her two young children. It seems the pistol had the appropriate effect, sending the robber scrambling out the back door—but not before the victim was able to make note of the license plate number. Police officers quickly located the fleeing vehicle, arresting both lawbreakers and charging Dejesus with attempted burglary and criminal mischief.

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