ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Channel 9 talked with a University of Central Florida student who pulled a gun on two violent intruders who attacked her boyfriend and threatened her life.
The incident happened
midafternoon at the Village of Alafaya Club, which sits down the street from the university.
The couple, who are both students at UCF, said they got a knock at the door and when they opened it, two men barged in.
Victim Nour Skargee said he answered the door and was immediately forced to the ground as one of the men pointed a gun at his head.
"They said they were going to kill (her), and that's when I really lost hope, you know
?" Skargee said.
Skargee's girlfriend, Sable Nehme, tried to lock herself in her room and grabbed a revolver just as one of the men burst in.
"The only thing I could think was,
'I need to figure out a way to protect us,'" Nehme said. "I grabbed the gun from out here in my closet. I pointed it at them, because he has busted through my door."
Nehme said the man saw the weapon and immediately ran from the room.
"I was helpless on the ground and it went from like, complete despair until, you know, I see her in the hallway holding a big revolver, and they're running out the door," said Skargee.
Nehme said her father sent the gun to her for protection.
"I am so thankful I had that gun in my room. Like, I don't know what would have happened," said Nehme.
The couple said they found out later that the weapon the burglars used was really a pellet gun.