Magazine article The New American

Not the Easter Bunny

Magazine article The New American

Not the Easter Bunny

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Who was it who scaled a wall of a two-story house and climbed in through a bathroom window on Easter morning? Well, it wasn't the Easter Bunny, with baskets of candy. Rather, it was two intruders looking to rob some poor victims early on Easter morning. The 63-year-old homeowner and Philadelphia native, Lee Heng, was fast asleep when he was jarred awake by the sound of his 14-year-old son screaming. Heng reacted immediately. "I jumped out of the bed and I grabbed my gun," Heng told NBC News. Heng also told NBC that you just rely on instinct because every second counts in a situation like that. "You don't have time to think. ... They came like lightning."

The spry and physically fit Heng confronted the armed intruders who had scared his young son. The attackers began struggling with Heng, and one of the men, who was also armed, pistol-whipped Heng in the face, but the resilient Heng was still able to fire his weapon during the melee. …

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