If you’re a woman, imagine being home alone in a rural area when you hear someone rattling your front door. You don’t recognize who they are. You call your husband just as the two teenaged boys break into your house and you see that they are armed. What do you do?
That’s exactly what happened to a woman in the small rural community of Maypearl, Texas, about 45 miles south of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It was Wednesday afternoon, she was home alone at their farmhouse when she heard her front door rattling. She looked out and saw two young men, one dressed in camouflage and had a gun strapped across his back.
She immediately called her husband and then ran to get her gun. Her husband was just pulling into the driveway when the intruders broke into the house. He entered the house through the back door, grabbed his gun and began shooting at the intruders. A gun fight ensued. The husband was wounded in the side but not seriously. The two teenaged intruders must have realized that they were over matched and rather than face going to jail, they took their own lives.