You’re a seventeen-year-old girl. OK, statistically, you’re probably not. Not here reading this, anyway. But for argument’s sake, let’s just say you are. You’re home alone on a weekday and someone rings the doorbell. For whatever reason, you don’t feel like answering. Probably because you’re a seventeen-year-old girl. But then you see someone hop the fence in your back yard. . .
What do you do? According to tucsoncitizen.com, you grab something with which to defend yourself. Because seeing someone, like, try to, you know, get into your house through the dog door can be, like, kinda creepy.
She then saw a younger man reach through the home’s doggie door and attempt to unlock the latch, (Glendale police Sgt. Brent) Coombs said.
The 17-year-old armed herself and fired a shot at the doggie door, Coombs said. The suspect fled, although it’s unknown if he was injured, Coombs said.
We’ve said it before, residential neighborhoods on a weekday can be prime targets. It’s good that her parents gave her access to a gun and the knowledge to use it. The quick-thinking, unidentified girl wasn’t sure whether she’d hit the unsuccessful home invader or not and gave the cops a description. While they haven’t found anyone yet, police may want to concentrate their search on suspects running at high speed with noticeably stained boxer shorts.