A couple guys forced themselves in to a couple’s off-campus apartment and held the boyfriend at gunpoint on the floor. The girl ran off to their bedroom and locked the door. She grabbed her gun that her dad had gotten for her just in case something like this happened. One of the guys broke in the room, but when he saw that she had a real gun pointed at him, the two guys both took off running. Unfortunately, they’re still on the loose. The Daily Caller reported:
One of the men pointed a gun at [boyfriend] Skargee and ordered him to the ground.
“They said ‘we’re going to kill your girl,’” said Skargee, who also attends UCF. “That’s when I really lost hope, you know.”
[Girlfriend] Nehme told WFTV that she ran to the couple’s bedroom and tried to lock the door.
“The only thing I could think of was I need to figure out a way to protect us,” Nehme said.
One of the men busted into the room, she described, but he was outmatched.
“So I grabbed the gun from up here in my closet,” Nehme recalled. “By the time I cocked it back — it already had bullets in it — I pointed it at him because he had busted through my door.”
Skargee says he was still on the ground while Nehme was fighting off the intruder.
When he looked up “it went from like complete like despair until, you know, I see her in the hallway holding the big revolver and they’re running out the door.”
The two men have not been found, but according to WFTV, the weapon they were carrying was discovered later, and turned out to be a pellet gun.
The incident is the latest in a spate of recent violent home invasions at apartments near campus, WFTV reported.
“I’m so thankful I had that gun in my room,” Nehme said. “I don’t know what would have happened.”
I’m glad her dad had the right idea about how to offer his daughter protection. He didn’t give her a whistle or advise her to live next to a call box or tell her to call 911 in case of an emergency. He gave her a gun.
She would have been perfectly justified in shooting the intruders, but what’s important is that she and her roommate are safe.