A woman was standing outside her house when a man she knew approached her and assaulted her.
In separate incidents, two women defended themselves from domestic attacks in which each was being choked.
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.
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.
Many self-defense tools marketed to women are not only somewhat useless, but they can also be dangerous to the user.
An intruder continued his savage attack on a 73-year-old man, forcing his fiancé to take action.