Carole Motsko, a 76-year-old Pennsylvania woman heard noises downstairs around 1:30 Monday morning. First, she picked up the phone and called 911. Then, she picked up her shotgun and screamed downstairs.
Carol screamed a warning at the intruders and told them she had her shotgun with her. The intruders fled the scene with just Carol's pocketbook.
What do local residents think of Carol's actions?
"This woman was in her house in the middle of the night by herself and thank goodness she had a gun and she threatened him, then he ran," said Marianne Korty.
Michelle Calafut said, "I would have done the same thing. Exactly the same thing. I have guns in my house. I would have done the same thing.”
Carol told reporters she keeps her shotgun for this reason and any criminal entering her home should expect to have a gun pulled on them.