By Ace Dvir
“A 12-year-old girl took matters into her own hands during a home invasion in southeast Oklahoma. It happened on Wednesday when the girl was home alone. She told police a stranger rang the doorbell, then went around to the back door and kicked it in.” Kendra St. Clair called her mother when 32-year-old Stacey Jones started pounding on the door. Her mom have her three directives in the right order: get the family gun, hide in the closet and call 911 . . .
We’ve all heard time and again that when seconds count the cops are only minutes away. The during those minutes, the intruder made his way through the house. Kendra told deputies the man came into the room where she was hiding and began to open the closet door. That was when the 12-year-old had to make a life-saving decision.
“And what we understand right now, he was turning the doorknob when she fired through the door,” said the Bryan County Undersheriff Ken Golden.
The bullet hit the intruder, who deputies identified as 32-year-old Stacey Jones. He took off but did not get far before officers took him down.
Jones was taken to Bryan County Jail after being released from the hospital and is being charged with first-degree burglary. Kendra was unhurt. Though probably horrifying gun grabbers nationwide, this 12-year-old girl knew how to handle a gun and it may have saved her life. How great is that?