Three teens who attempted to break into a Detroit home Monday received a nasty surprise in the form of an assault rifle-packing mother, WXYZ Detroit reports.
Per the report, the mother said she ”didn’t have time to get scared” when she heard her front door getting kicked in. After giving a warning to the intruders, she opened fire.
One of the fleeing teens dropped his handgun on the floor. As he attempted reentering the house to reclaim it, the mother greeted him with more gunfire. The gun was later discovered to be a toy.
Heeding the shots, he and his partners swiftly escaped. Police apprehended them shortly afterwards.
“I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house. They said no you don’t so I shot off the first round. I wasn’t feeling anything at the moment, I got scared afterwards,” the unidentified mother said.
She said she was dedicated to guarding her two young children at any cost.