A husband and wife were awakened in the early hours of the morning by the sounds of someone attempting to break down their front door.
A Houston mother left her toddlers in the back seat of her SUV while she went into a gas station, giving a would-be car thief his next easy target.
A woman was chatting with a friend when her enraged ex-husband, armed with a knife, broke into her house and began to attack.
A mother of two children remained calm, stalling an intruder from attacking with a knife, while she retrieved her gun from her bedroom.
A man with an extensive criminal record picked up a rock chisel and advanced toward a woman in a threatening manner.
A woman shot and killed her live-in boyfriend after he raised a tomahawk over her while she was in bed late on Christmas Eve.
A driver fought off a violent attack by two men intent on harming her.
A Detroit homeowner heard a strange noise coming from the ceiling in her home and, after some investigating, was startled to discover an intruder in her attic.
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.