On January 31, the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office says an 11-year-old girl scared away a man who broke into her home by pointing a shotgun at him, ultimately forcing him to retreat from the home.
According to ABC12news.com this terrifying situation unfolded Friday night on Five Lakes Road in North Branch Township.
Deputies reported that the 11-year-old girl was home alone, when someone knocked on all the doors.
She did not respond to the knocks, leading the intruder to believe that no one was home.
When a man broke into the home, the girl’s first instinct was to hide. Deputies say the girl locked herself in a bathroom closet with a shotgun.
When the man broke into the closet the girl pointed the gun at him, scaring him and causing him to flee from the home.
A short time later a 53-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman from Detroit were arrested in Imlay City in connection to the break-in.
While some may argue that an 11-year-old should not have been left home alone, or that she should not have had access to a firearm; in this case, it was the firearm and her courage that kept her out of harm’s way. Neither the girl nor the intruder were injured.
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by Mike Beliveau / Feb 2, 2015