On Omaha woman who held an intruder at gunpoint until police arrived says her husband’s gun and her pit-mix made the difference.
Barb Haley says she woke up to noise inside her home around 3 o’clock Tuesday morning. She grabbed her husband’s gun, a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun, and with her pit-bull mix by her side she went to investigate. Haley says her dog first took charge and chased the man into a closet. With a loaded gun in one hand pointed at the man she dialed 9-1-1 with the other.
Haley, who is 52, says she told the man she had a gun and she would shoot him if he moved and says she is very relieved he obeyed and stayed in the closet, because she didn’t want to shoot him. Haley admits the dog helped, too. The intruder feared her dog.
Haley’s husband is the gun advocate. He keeps it on his nightstand. She makes it clear the two live alone and there are no children in the house. But after Tuesday, Haley became an instant gun advocate and, along with her two adult daughters, plans to take safety training in the near future.
The home security system was reconnected as well.
The suspect, 24 year old Jody Kudlacz, made his first court appearance on Wednesday. A judge set bond at $75,000.