Magazine article The New American

Sisters vs. Burglar

Magazine article The New American

Sisters vs. Burglar

Article excerpt

The Pantagraph reported on April 22 out of Bloomington, Ohio, about a terrifying ordeal for two women who were visiting their elderly parents. Kim Sinnott and her twin sister, Tamie Lesher, came from Hamilton to Bloomington to celebrate their father's 75th birthday. The sisters were staying overnight at their parents' house when the incident occurred. The parents had recently installed a security system after being the victims of a burglary. Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the crime, and the only thing lost were possessions that were stolen by the burglar. Things would be different this time when the home security alarm went off at 1:30 a.m. The two sisters got out of bed, and Sinnott grabbed her father's .32-caliber handgun while her sister grabbed a metal pipe for self-defense. The two sisters went downstairs to investigate, and they encountered an intruder in the detached garage.

Sinnott yelled at the man that she was armed and for him to stop moving, but the burglar charged at her. Sinnott said she was "fearing for her life" as the intruder tackled her to the ground. "Anything could have happened by just the way he lunged at me, and I had the gun in his face and told him not to come out because I would shoot.... He probably thought I wouldn't shoot," Sinnott told the Pantograph. She was terrified of the man's mental state considering that he still attacked her after her warning. "I told him that I had a gun. I was standing there looking at him with the gun pointing at him. …

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