A quick thinking mother of twins in Loganville, Georgia wasn’t about to let an intruder harm either of her 9-year old twin sons. So when someone began banging on the family’s front door earlier this week, she didn’t answer.
She still didn’t answer when the visitor began ringing the doorbell, but called her husband at his place of business.
He alerted authorities by dialing 911 while his 37-year old wife hid their twins in a crawlspace as the intruder broke into their home and began going through the family’s belongings.
According to reports, he got a nasty surprise, however, when he opened a closet door and the woman fired six shots in his direction, five of which hit suspect Paul Ali Slater.
“He opens the closet door and finds himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver,” Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
While the unidentified woman and her children made it to safety by running to a neighbor’s home, Slater tried to flee and was arrested by police officers arriving at the ransacked home.
He was arrested at the scene and was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.
“My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do as responsible, prepared gun owner,” Donnie Herman told WSB-TV.
Not The First Time A Mom Shot An Intruder
Just last year, Phoenix police said a woman shot and killed an intruder in her backyard.
According to wwltv, the 35-year-old woman saw two men in her backyard near 45th Street and Roeser Road at noon and then three hours later saw them again, according to Officer James Holmes.
The local TV station writes:
The woman opened her door and ordered them to leave her property. One of the suspects then reportedly pointed a gun at her.
In fear for her own life and the life of her 13-year-old daughter, the woman fired at the suspect, striking him at least once, according to Holmes. The 29-year-old man died at a local hospital. His name has not been released.
The victims were not injured.
And in 2010, A gun-totin’ granny in Alabama shot an would-be intruder during a late-night robbery attempt, reported the New York Daily News.