An Oklahoma mother named Sarah was home alone with her 3 month-old son on New Years Eve a few years ago when the unthinkable happened: an armed robber tried to break into their home.
Just one week before, Sarah’s husband had tragically died of cancer, and she wasn’t about to let some thug take her child too. When she first heard the man breaking in, Sarah stuffed a bottle in her son’s mouth and called 911. What she did next likely saved both her and her son’s life.
“I’ve got two guns in my hand. Is it OK to shoot him if he comes in this door?” Sarah asked the dispatcher, according to American Overlook.
“Well, you have to do whatever you can do to protect yourself,” dispatcher Diane Graham replied. “I can’t tell you that you can do that, but you do what you have to do to protect your baby.”
It was then that the thug broke down the door and came at Sarah with a knife. Without hesitating, the 18 year-old mom shot and killed 24-year-old Justin Shane Martin with her 12-gauge shotgun.
Authorities later ruled that Sarah acted in self defense, and she was never charged with any crime. We applaud her for thinking fast and saving her baby’s life!
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