Spokane, WA - A wanted felon picked the wrong house to break into and was confronted by an armed 17-year-old girl, Kimber Wood.
The incident occurred Monday morning about 5 AM, July 17 in a Spokane residence, according to KHQ.
Spokane County deputies found a stolen vehicle being driven in the Wandermere area. The suspect fled in the car, and deputies pursued it, until the thief left the car in a field and fled on foot. They set up a perimeter around the area, and local news media KHQ responded to the scene to provide updates.
Kimber Wood's boyfriend was watching KHQ's morning Wake Up Show, and after seeing what was going on, he called Kimber and told her about the suspect and the pursuit.
Kimber then called her dad at work, told him what was going on, and asked permission to get one of his guns for her protection. He said yes.
She grabbed a gun, put it under her pillow, and went back to sleep, only to be awakened by the sound of someone breaking into her house. She got her father's gun, and hid behind a make-up vanity in her room.
The suspect then came into Kimber's room, and she found herself face-to-face with him. She got her father's gun, pointed it at the suspect, and asked him "who are you?", then told him to "get the [expletive] out of her house."
She later said that the suspect's eyes "got very wide", and he ran out of the house. She said she fired one shot into the ground as he left.
Kimber said the suspect stole her boyfriend's ATV, and fled. Deputies continued looking for the suspect, who they know. It isn't known if the suspect had been apprehended yet.
Spokane County deputies later stopped by Kimber's house and told her what a great job she had done. She also positively identified the suspect from photos they gave her.
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