12-year-old Oklahoma girl – Kendra Saint Claire is being called a hero for thwarting a home invader by shooting him as he tried to break into her family’s home.
Kendra St. Claire was home alone when the suspect – Stacey Jones rang the doorbell. Being that she did not know who the man was, she did not open the door. The burglar then went around back and started to pound on the door.
I see a lot of girls on TV that get their house broken into and they turn up missing and just knowing that that could have happened to me. I was scared.
Kendra then called her mother who told her to go grab the gun and lock herself in the bathroom and call 911.
“And what we understand right now, he was turning the doorknob when she fired through the door,” said the Bryan County Under-sheriff Ken Golden.
Police say the girl contacted her mother, who instructed her to take the weapon, hide in a closet and phone police.
The suspect was taken to a hospital and then sent to the Bryan County jail.