On Monday morning, a 17-year-old Spokane girl gave a suspected car thief a rude reception when he invaded her house; brandishing her father’s gun in his face before he fled like a scared rabbit.
The entire sequence of events started at roughly 5:00 a.m. when deputies spotted a stolen car in the Wandermere area. Once they started pursuing the suspect, he fled on foot.
The police provided updates on the The Wake Up Show on KHQ. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Kimber Wood’s boyfriend and parents saw the updates before they left for work. Her boyfriend met some deputies on his way, then called Kimber to inform him of what was happening.
Kimber called her father to ask if she could grab one of his guns. He assented, whereupon she placed it under her pillow and went back to sleep.
She awakened and heard an intruder, prompting her to grab the gun. Hiding behind her makeup vanity, she suddenly came face-to-face with the car thief.
Brandishing her gun, she pointed it at the suspect and said, “Who are you?” and “Get the (expletive) out of my house!”
The thief beat a hasty retreat after stealing her boyfriend’s ATV; but Kimber wanted to make sure he got the message, firing one shot into the ground as he fled.
Kimber later positively identified the intruder for police.