After hearing a knock on her door, a Georgia woman casually tells her twin daughters downstairs "don't answer." When her doorbell began to ring furiously, she immediately knew there was trouble waiting outside.
On Jan. 4, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that after hearing the repeated rings, the Loganville woman called her husband who was working at the time. When told about the situation and fearing for the lives of his wife and kids, he told her,
“Get the kids and hide.”
The concerned husband immediately called police, while the woman and her 9-year-old twins frantically went to hide in a crawlspace by her office. By the time they went to their hiding spot, the intruder already forcibly made his way into the residence with a crowbar.
After searching around for some time, the man located the space where the woman and her kids were hiding. This is when things took a turn for the worse. For him, that is.
To his shock and horror, when he opened the closet door he found himself staring down the barrel of .38 revolver.
The woman, pumped with adrenaline, pulled the trigger on the intruder. Five out of the six shots that were fired hit their mark. The man was shot in the face and neck area, but incredibly, he was not dead.
The stunned woman told the man as he laid on the floor spewing blood,
"Stay down or I'll shoot again!"
However, the woman had emptied her chamber on the man, who was later identified as Paul Slater. After he saw the woman frantically exit the house, he followed suit and attempted to make his escape.
Due to his numerous gun shot wounds to the face, he didn't make it very far. When police arrived on the scene they saw the severely wounded Slater, and he cried out,
“I’m dying. Help me.”
Slater was taken to a nearby hospital and he is expected to survive, the sheriff reported.
Her husband, Donnie Herman, had this to say about the courageous actions of his wife,
“My wife’s a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do.”