LANCASTER, SC — A man was sent packing after attempting to break into a home in Lancaster, South Carolina.
The man attacked the resident mid-morning. He was able to prevent her from calling for help, but not from her getting her gun.
As WSOCTV reports:
The homeowner told deputies she heard her doorbell ring and answered the door on Nope Lane in Lancaster.
That was when the man, who police said is Antonio D. Mackey, 35, of Lancaster, forced his way in leading to a struggle with the victim. She tried to dial 911, but Mackey took the phone from her hand.
That was when the woman grabbed a pistol, firing a shot at Mackey who ran into the woods. Mackey is still on the loose and authorities are searching for him.
“We need to get Mackey into custody as soon as possible, and I encourage anyone with information on his whereabouts to call us,” Sheriff Barry Faile said. “This victim is a brave lady, and her response to this attack no doubt prevented her from being seriously injured.”
The victim was not seriously injured, and it is unknown whether the gunshot struck the man.
Mackey has arrests warrants charging him with burglary first-degree, kidnapping and assault and battery first-degree were obtained.
Anyone who’s paying more attention to making sure a phone isn’t used than whether or not their intended victim is armed is not very good at the whole “crime” thing.
Thank goodness this woman had the firepower to bring an end to this frightening encounter.
The Great Equalizer gets another point on the scoreboard.
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