(Crestline, California) – After being alerted by her barking dog, a San Bernadino County woman noticed a man crouched outside of her home around 11 P.M. last Sunday night.
The woman, whose name has not yet been identified, went to lock her front door only to have it slammed her face by the suspect who was attempting to force entry.
The suspect was wearing a ski mask and displayed a knife to the woman, telling her not to move.
Fearing for her safety, the Sheriff’s report stated that:
“The victim said she discharged at least four rounds at the suspect. One round hit him in the cheek of his face, and one or more other rounds hit him in the torso.”
“The suspect screamed and backed away. That allowed the victim to slam the door shut and lock it. She saw the male run up her stairs and away from her residence in an unknown direction.”
Because the suspect was wearing a ski mask and gloves, no description has been given.
The homeowner required medical attention as a result of having the door slammed in her face, but was otherwise unharmed.
At this time, it is unknown if the woman will face any charges. California is home to some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.