A 12-year-old girl is being hailed a hero for shooting a home intruder after she hid with a gun in the closet.
Kendra St Clair, from Oklahoma, was home alone when she heard someone break in.
She called her mother and asked what she should do, and her terrified mom told her to get the gun and hide in the closet and stay there until she thought the coast was clear.
. . . 'When I was back there (in the closet) on the phone with 911, I heard the bathroom light turn on that was leading to the closet. And when I saw the door handle turn, I shot him.
'I guess it went through the door, went through him, and went through the wall.'
The 12-year-old thanks her mom for teaching her how to keep her calm and protect herself.
. . . The suspect, Stacey Jones, 32, was released from a Plano hospital today and is being held in a Collin County Jail.They can't stand the thought of not having a helpless populace.
He faces a felony first degree burglary charge and up to 20 years in prison.