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An elderly couple got a real-life scare on Halloween night during an attempted home invasion in Helena, Arkansas

According to the Helena Arkansas Daily World, four men used the festivities of All Hallows’ Eve as a cover when they descended on the couple’s home in the 200 block of North 4th Street on Saturday evening, knocking on the front door and saying “trick-or-treat.”

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When the homeowner opened the door to hand out candy, one of the suspects pulled out a shotgun and pointed it at the homeowner’s face.

The four intruders forced their way into the home, where the husband was sitting in a recliner. Two of the suspects pointed their weapons at the man’s wife, the Daily World reported.

Fortunately, the husband happened to have a weapon close by. He reached from his chair and grabbed his handgun, firing off a single shot, which missed the suspects and hit the ceiling.

The four suspects fled the home and dropped a shotgun and a rifle on their way out.

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Police arrived and interviewed the couple, who were able to provide descriptions of the four home invaders, as they were not wearing Halloween masks.

“The elderly couple was visibly shaken,” said Green, “ but they’re doing OK.”

[h/t to NRA News]

Read more: http://www.helena-arkansas.com

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