A California woman, who awoke to find a burglar trying to take the watch off of her wrist on Saturday, chased the man from her house after she grabbed an ax.
Robyn Irvine, a former ax-throwing competitor living in Hemet, Calif., woke up when she heard a noise and saw the burglar trying to snatch her watch from her wrist, according to CBS Los Angeles.
Irvine quickly grabbed an ax, scaring the intruder.
“He froze at first. I shocked him with my voice and then he took off. There was no way I could’ve caught him but I could’ve thrown it,” said Irvine, adding that she could have paralyzed the suspect by striking him in the spine.
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Fox News reports that police searched the area and found a man hiding behind some nearby bushes, along with property belonging to the woman.
Nicholas Ulloa was arrested on suspicion of burglary. The 22-year-old was still in jail on Monday, and police didn’t know if he had an attorney.
Irvine reportedly does not know the intruder, but said her daughter does. She also reported that two people were in her home going through some items and took some food.
“They had sandwiches, they had soda,” said Irvine, who gives a stern warning to anyone who is thinking about burglarizing her home in the future.
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“If you’re in my house, you’re not walking out,” Irvine stated.