Home invasion victim turns gun on attacker | Crime
Instead of having the tables turned on him, a man who forced his way into a woman’s home had his own gun turned on him, according to Jonesboro police.
The woman told police she was asleep in her home in the 1200-block of Vine Street Sunday night when she heard someone knock on the front door just before 10 o’clock.
Believing it was her sister, the woman opened the door and found a man with a black and white bandana covering his face.
At first, the woman thought it was a joke.
Then she said the man pointed a pistol at her head and demanded she hand over her keys.
When she refused, the woman told police the man then grabbed her by the throat.
That’s when she began to fight.
According to the police report, the woman knocked the gun out of the man’s hand onto the floor.
While she struggled to reach the gun, she said the man grabbed a small clock and slammed it into her left forehead.
The woman then crawled three feet to the gun and grabbed it.
When she pointed the weapon at her attacker, she told police he grabbed her key chain and ran out the door. The last time she saw him, according to the report, he was running east on Poplar Street.
According to the police report, the weapon was a BB gun made to look like a 1911-style pistol.
The woman told police she did not recognize her attacker, but said he had “bulging eyes.”