A man suspected of breaking into a Southern California home got the scare of his life when he discovered that the homeowner was a “professional ax wielder.”
And by “professional ax wielder,” we mean she is a former professional ax-throwing competitor.
“If you’re in my house, you’re not walking out,” homeowner Robyn Irvine told KVVU-TV.
Having been burglarized recently already, Irvine said she wasn’t going to be a victim again.
“I am so in tune now,” Irvine said. “I kind of relaxed for a while, and would go to bed early. Now see what happens?”
She said someone broke into her home on Nov. 2 and tried to remove her watch from her wrist while she was sleeping. When she woke up, she came “face-to-face” with the intruder.
She reacted quickly, grabbing the ax that she keeps by her side at all times.
“He froze at first. I shocked him with my voice and then he took off,” Irvine said. “There was no way I could catch him but I could’ve thrown it — that’ll paralyze him. All I have to do is hit him in his spine.”
The suspect, Nicholas Uolla, was later arrested by Hemet, Calif., police. Irvine, however, said there was more than one; she said there were at least two other people who rummaged through her belongings, including her parents’ urns and her food.
“They had sandwiches, they had soda,” she said.
Irvine warned that any future attempts by someone to rob her or break into her home could be their last.
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