Mother Shoots Intruder to Save Family
It was a typical afternoon for one woman and her twin 9-year-old children until she happened to look outside the window and see a suspicious man by her home. This man must have looked questionable enough because she grabbed her children and her .38 revolver to hide in a crawlspace. To her horror, the man then broke into her home using a crowbar and eventually found the hidden family.
This mom’s mothering instincts must have kicked in because she was ready to fight for her children. Shooting the intruder five times, she ran out of bullets, but threatened to shoot him again if he moved. Gathering her kids, the woman ran to a neighbor’s home to call the authorities.
The intruder, wounded, but still alive attempted to flee in his car, but collapsed in a nearby driveway after crashing in the woods. Deputies were able to arrest the man, Atlantic resident Paul Slater, in connection of the crime; however he was taken to a nearby hospital to care for his wounds.
The woman’s husband calls his wife a hero for protecting herself and their children. “She did what she was supposed to do as responsible, prepared gun owner.” I have to agree with this husband and applaud this mom. That was an incredibly brave act that she did and although some may question her harming another individual, at the end of the day, she probably saved three lives that day: her and her 2 innocent children.
I know I would do everything in my power to protect my kids (mama bear would certainly come out!) – wouldn’t you?