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Dad shoots burglar 6 times who broke into daughter’s room and undressed

Aiming a handgun (Pixabay/Released)
April 19, 2019

A Kentucky man broke into his neighbor’s house, but didn’t steal anything, instead undressing in a 12-year-old girl’s room.

Donald Oliver, 38, was arrested Sunday morning shortly after breaking in through a window belonging to the room of his neighbor’s 12-year-old daughter, undressing, and refusing to leave the home, prompting the homeowner to shoot him six times, WLKY News reported.

Tina Burton, the girl’s mother, said she had never met Oliver. “He got undressed in my daughter’s room. Like, what was your intentions? … You are sick,” she said, describing his actions.

Oliver reportedly left the girl’s room in his underwear and headed for the kitchen when he was intercepted by Burton’s boyfriend, Ali Bracey.

Bracey said, “I told him to get out, and he didn’t want to move. And he growled at me.”

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That’s when Bracey started whacking Oliver with a nearby broom. In the meantime, Burton retrieved her gun as Bracey yelled for help. She handed the gun off to Bracey who then fired six times at Oliver, striking him with the gunfire and causing him to flee, Fox News stated.

“He ended up getting six shots, period,” Bracey said.

Oliver was taken to a nearby hospital for his gunshot wound but was treated and released. Afterward, he was taken to Metro Corrections and booked on charges of burglary, assault, and possession of a controlled substance, WDRB News reported.

Police investigators found a small bag of heroin near Oliver’s discarded clothing in the girl’s room.

The smart actions by the 12-year-old girl may have saved her family’s lives.

“She was really smart. 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,” Burton said.

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Oliver’s arraignment was Monday, where he appeared in a wheelchair. Based on his previous convictions, the judge set a $50,000 bail.

Bracey said, “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.”

When Burton was asked if she intended to move after the incident, she said, “We’re going to stay. I’m not going to let anyone run me out of my home.”