Kay Dickinson had never shot her gun the whole time she owned it. But an intruder changed all of that Monday night. Though she didn’t have her gun on her at first, things ended up working out in her favor.
From The Blaze:
She came home around 11 p.m. after work, turned the key to her door and then a man she’d passed turned around, grabbed her from behind and forced her inside her apartment, the StarNews reported. And he had a gun, Dickinson said.
“We had a tussle, and he choked me and gagged me, and I dropped everything right there in the kitchen,” she told the StarNews. “He knew my name, he knew my boyfriend’s name, and he was like, ‘Give me the money.’”
“When he had me pinned up against the stove, all I could think about was my knife block, how easy it would be to turn around and grab a knife and stab him because I just wanted him off of me,” she added to the paper. “I was thinking, ‘This man is going to kill me.’ I really did. And when he took me to the bedroom I was thinking, you know, ‘Is he going to rape me?’”
In the bedroom, he tied Dickinson’s hands behind her back with a belt and wrapped a cellphone charger cord around her mouth, the StarNews said. But while the intruder searched her apartment, the paper said Dickinson managed to wriggle her hands free.
“I got loose from the belt,” she told WWAY. “And I had a gun sitting on a Bible on my headboard. I jumped up on the bed, grabbed the gun, turned around and just pulled the trigger.”
Dickinson fired one shot, and it hit the intruder in the chest, the StarNews said. He headed down the hall but fell down in her doorway where he soon died.