During a second home invasion attempt in just a few weeks, Barbara and Sam Temple of Smithfield North Carolina were ready. This time. A few weeks ago, intruders entered the home and took off with $27,000. After this first invasion, Barbara went out and purchased a 9mm handgun for protection . . .
Then two men broke into their home again Thursday night while the couple was home. As soon as Barbara realized that another home invasion was happening, she grabbed her new 9mm purchase.
“When I got the gun, they realized that I had that gun, and that is when my leg got hit,” she said.
Even though she was wounded, Barbara managed to fire several shots at the intruders. After bullets started flying in their direction, they made the best decision of the night, leaving the home as fast as they could, empty-handed.