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WOFL, Orlando, Fla. 11/25/11, The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Fla. 11/26/11

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

After a midnight Black Friday shopping trip, the Neal family was followed by a pair of criminals to their home in Apopka, Fla. The robbers stormed the house, threatened the family and pistol-whipped one family member. As one of the criminals put a gun to the head of her eldest child, family matriarch Secretta Neal retrieved a 9mm handgun from a nearby closet and fired at the home invaders, who returned fire. During the gunfight, one robber was killed, the other fled to a getaway car and Secretta suffered minor wounds to her arm and hand. An armed neighbor also rushed to help the family after hearing gunfire. Secretta has been hailed as a hero by her community, but she is just thankful her family is safe, telling the local media, “I just thank God we made it… It wasn’t our time to go.”
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