Pregnant Woman Fends off Burglars: Now Convinced it’s Good to Have a Gun in the House

The victim of a home invasion in Palmview Saturday asked Action 4 not to show her face on camera. She told us she never wanted to have a gun around the house, but after this ordeal, she’s glad she had protection by her side.

A standoff in south Palmview Saturday afternoon put a neighborhood on high alert. Police and SWAT blocked off the 7100 block of PTJ Drive as they negotiated with two men, who had barricaded themselves inside a home.

The standoff ended with brothers Lucas and Jesus Ortiz in handcuffs. Police said just hours earlier, the pair tried to burglarize a home nearby.

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Action 4 spoke to the burglary victim, who we’ll call “Alex.”  She told us she heard a man banging loudly on her front door while another walked around to the back.

“I’m a young woman, I’m pregnant, I’m home alone. I’m not going to answer the door – I mean, I know better,” said Alex.

Alex said her husband had just left 20 minutes before. Immediately, she knew something wasn’t right and made the split decision to grab her husband’s handgun.

“By myself with 911 on one hand and the gun on the other and I’m just a nervous wreck. I don’t know what to do …I yelled and I told the 911 ‘Oh my gosh, he broke in!'”

This article continues at valleycentral.com

 

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