( 4UMF NEWS ) Girl Home Alone Shoots Intruder:
A sixth-grade girl hid from a home intruder in her bathroom closet, clenching a pistol. When she saw the handle turn, the 12-year-old fired a hole through the door into the suspect’s chest.
Kendra St. Clair, who had never fired a gun before, protected her Calera, Okla. home and herself in a real-life “Home Alone” that featured a handgun instead of booby traps on Wednesday. Kendra initially called her mother when a strange man reportedly rang the doorbell and banged on the door repeatedly.
“I called my mom. She said to go get the gun and hide in the closet,” Kendra St. Clair told KXII.
She called 911 when she saw him trying to break through the back door. Soon after, she heard the intruder inside the house.
Stacey Jones, 32, was allegedly inside the home for about six minutes while Kendra spoke with the dispatcher.
“I heard the bathroom light turn on that was leading to the closet,” she explained. “And when I saw the door handle turn, I shot him.”
The bullet from the .40-caliber Glock pistol hit Jones in the chest, and he ran from the house. Bryan County officers chased him down, authorities said.
“I kept my head on straight,” Kendra said, even though she was terrified.
Kendra’s mother, Debra St. Clair, said that she does not leave her children home alone regularly, but needs to occasionally because she is a single mother of two with a full-time job.
“She’s staying strong and confident,” Debra said. “She’s handling this much better than I would have.”
Jones was brought to a hospital in Plano, Texas before being booked at the Bryan County jail on Thursday. His bail was set at $250,000 on Friday. He will next appear in court in December, reported NewsOK.
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