Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, Wash., 1/26/00
Thursday, June 1, 2000
A 29-year-old woman was in her Sequim, Wash., home with her
young children early one Sunday when she heard what sounded like
someone attempting to break in. Not waiting for her suspicions to be
confirmed, she swung into action, summoning help from authorities
with her cell phone. Then, gathering her children, she retreated to
the bedroom and armed herself with a 9 mm handgun. As the intruder
made his way to the bedroom, his intended victim confronted him with
the business end of her handgun, sending him fleeing. None of the
home's occupants was harmed, and police later caught and arrested
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