One would-be thief got a big surprise when a group of women chanting “Jesus” scared the intruder away from the home. Derek Lee entered the home to rob it, but a group of women having a jewelry party showed him who was in charge. News 4 Jax shared the latest details on Jan. 28.
When Derek Lee entered the Lake City, Fla. home Friday night, he faced a group of 15 women in the middle of a jewelry party. He showed the women a gun, and he had on a dark skip cap and wore a bandana across his face. He told the women to hand over their phones and money, and one woman started laughing as she thought it was a gag. Lee, 24, put the gun to her head, and that's when the homeowner turned things around.
Homeowner Jacquie Hagler says that's when she stood up and said, “In the name of Jesus, get out of my house now.” He resisted at first, but then the other ladies started chanting “Jesus” and scared the intruder away. Lee scanned the room and must have decided it was time to bail on this particular robbery.
Lee was caught and is being investigated for an ATM attempted robbery that happened just prior to the invasion at Hagler's home. The victims at the home gave the police a description that led them to Lee, and he was arrested at his home just hours after the attempted robbery. It seems Jacquie Hagler holds no ill feelings toward him, as she says she's forgiven him and prays for his salvation.
Most wouldn't think to take this approach if caught in the middle of a home invasion, but chanting “Jesus” scared this intruder enough to drive him away. Derek Lee is currently being held on a $200,000 bond and faces charges for home invasion robbery.