The woman’s worst fears were realized when the intruder returned one night and attempted to gain entry.
A woman who was being stalked by her husband’s male cousin defended herself with a firearm when he gained entry to her home by breaking a window with a hammer.
Two heavily hooded and masked assailants forced their way through a back door to a family home in Florida one night. One of the men began beating the father with a pistol, and the other grabbed the 11-year-old daughter.
Two children heard strange sounds while playing in their suburban Alabama home.
A 36-year-old woman in Gray’s Harbor, Wash., shot and killed a man who violated a restraining order and broke into her home.
A woman, fearing for her life after her husband beat her and ordered her into their bedroom at knifepoint, retrieved a firearm and shot and killed him.
A 33-year-old woman who was standing outside her home on the southwest side of Chicago fended off a mugger.