“He ended up getting six shots, period.”
An armed dad chased off a neighbor who broke into his Louisville home and undressed in their 12-year-old daughter’s bedroom Sunday according to a WDRB report.
According to the girl’s mother, Tina Burton, Donald Oliver, 38, broke into their house around 7 AM on Sunday and began undressing himself in her 12-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
“He got undressed in my daughter’s room,” Burton said. “Like, what was your intentions? … You are sick.”
Burton said her daughter handled the situation well.
“She was really smart,” Burton said. “She hid under the cover, turned her light down, turned her volume down on her phone to text me. When she peeked under the cover to see where he was at, she got up and ran away. She went to the back room. And I think that was really brave and smart of her.”
After the girl fled, Oliver made his way into the kitchen wearing only his underwear. That’s when he was confronted by the girl’s father, Ali Bracey.
“I told him to get out, and he didn’t want to move. And he growled at me,” Bracey told WDRB after the incident.
But when Oliver didn’t leave, Bracey said he was forced to attempt to fight him off with a broom or any other object he could find. After the fight carried on for some time, Burton retrieved a gun a gave it to Bracey, who fired six shots at Oliver, forcing him to finally flee the scene.
“He ended up getting six shots, period,” Bracey said.
According to the report, police found and arrested Oliver a short time later. He was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries before being taken to jail.
Later, police investigating the scene found a bag of heroin they believe Oliver dropped while undressing. He has been charged with burglary, assault, and possession of a controlled substance.
Bracey said neighbors in the area have commended him for his actions.`
“Everyone has actually commended me on what I did. There hasn’t been any real backlash other than the family (Oliver’s family). But everyone in the neighborhood has commended me on what I did,” Bracey said.
The incident comes as national debate over the issue of gun control continues to rage. Many argue civilian ownership of firearms should be restricted, while pro-gun advocates point to the defensive use of guns as a vital right.