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Woman uses Mother's Day gift shotgun to defend handicapped daughter (Oklahoma)

EL RENO - Talk about picking the right gift for Mother's Day. A woman grabbed the shotgun she was given for the holiday to defend her handicapped daughter.

According to,

Cathy Kouba’s home security system alarm jolted her awake Thursday night. She said she realized someone was trying to kick in her back door.

“I have a daughter that’s handicapped and she was asleep on the bottom floor,” Kouba said. “And so for the fear of her being hurt, motherly instincts kick in and, you know, I worked hard for what I’ve got. And you’re not going to come and take it away from me.”

Kouba said she grabbed the gun her son gave her for Mother’s Day and ran out the front door to confront the intruder out back.

“[I cocked the gun], saw that the door had broke down, then I saw him hitting over the fence and head to the creek,” Kouba said.

The intruder fled the home, leaving a blood trail and then got himself tangled in the property's electric fence before escaping. As Cathy told reporters,

I’m sure he’s going to end up in the hospital somewhere. I mean, he’s got buckshot in his butt, I’m sure he’s going to