Many are praising a Colorado mom for the courage she displayed during a home invasion on Wednesday.
On Thursday KKTV released video of a group of armed robbers stealing from a woman’s daughter’s house in Pueblo. Home surveillance video captured three teens slipping through the family’s backdoor and ransacking the house.
As previously reported by Dearly, the woman is the latest example of a brave homeowner who is willing to do anything to protect their family’s possessions.
The unnamed woman told the station that she ran over to her daughter’s house when she noticed her door ajar. She explained:
“I ran back in here I got my pistol and that’s when I walked across the street.”
“You don’t hurt my loved ones, you know, and without thinking and not even a second thought I just ran over.”
“I HAVE A GUN! YOU BETTER GET BACK, GET OUT! I HAVE A GUN!”Watch this woman scare off a group of criminals who broke into a house in Pueblo. Police were able to arrest one of the suspects. If you have any info on this crime please call (719) 553-2538.https://www.kktv.com/content/news/Pueblo-elementary-school-placed-on-secure-perimeter-for-police-activity-504454051.html
Posted by KKTV 11 News on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The mother turns the tables on the intruders and sent them running off when she showed up at the home with her pistol.
In the video, you can see the woman slowly approaching the situation and warning the criminals. She screams in the clip:
“I have a gun! You better get back!”
She recalled to KKTV:
“I wasn’t afraid, I wasn’t scared, I was maybe it had to have probably been adrenaline.”
Police have identified and arrested one suspect, a 14-year-old, and continue to search for the other two teens. The suspects ran toward the back of the house before getting away in a stolen vehicle.
The boys entered the home with a handgun and stole several valuable items and keys to the homeowner’s car.
— Pueblo Police Dept (@PuebloPolice1) January 17, 2019
An elementary school near the robbery was placed on lockdown, as students were searched by police. If you have any information on who the suspects may be, call Pueblo Police at 719-553-2502.