Four suspected burglars thought they were in for an easy ride when they broke into the home of a Philadelphia woman who lived alone.
However, unbeknown to the gang of thugs, the woman is a Second Amendment patriot who knows her constitutional rights and is ready and willing to exercise them.
When the crooks illegally entered the apartment in the city’s Germantown neighborhood around 1 am Sunday, they got far more than they bargained for.
Police said the woman found four men inside her home, on the 4900 block of Germantown Avenue, without her permission, WPVI-TV reported.
Amid a confrontation, the woman opened fire and shot two of the four robbers, all of whom fled the scene.
Officers arrived around 1:30 a.m. and found the pistol-packing woman outside, standing over 48-year-old suspect Jermaine Parker.
Parker had gunshot wounds to his hand and leg, WTXF-TV reported.
A short time later, police found 45-year-old Randy Miller a few blocks away.
Miller had a gunshot wound to his back.
Both Parker and Miller were taken to Einstein Medical Center and later charged with burglary and related offenses, WTXF said.
Police revealed that the thugs were armed with a weapon which was recovered.
Miller was listed in stable but critical condition, WPVI reported.
Police are still looking for the other two men, WTXF said.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact police.
Police added that the woman won’t be charged with any crime because her actions are considered self-defense, WTXF said.
“I think she did the right thing,” a neighborhood resident identified as Shawanda told WTXF.
“This is my home, this is my safe haven … so to have somebody in my house when I get there, why not?”
Shawanda added to WTXF that “I don’t think she should be charged with anything … nothing should happen to her.
“Y’all should be looking for the guys that was in her house.”
Landlord Martin Frazier told WTXF that “it’s scary” and “terrifying” and that he “would’ve done the same thing.”
“I feel like she had the right to do what she had to do to protect her and her family,” he continued.
“I mean, I can’t see anybody doing anything different,” WTXF reported.
Thankfully, the woman, who hasn’t been identified by police, wasn’t injured during the invasion.
Had she not been ready and willing to exercise her Second Amendment rights, however, this story could have turned out very differently.