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When a Convicted Felon Broke Into a Kentucky Woman's Home and Found Her Hiding in the Closet, She Had a Little Surprise for Him


The suspect fled the home and was tackled by police in a nearby cornfield.

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A woman called police in Lone Oak, Kentucky at 4 a.m. Saturday, telling them that she was hiding in her closet and that someone had broken into her home.

Moments later, the burglar entered the woman's bedroom and opened the closet door — but she was waiting with a loaded pistol.

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The suspect fled the home and was tackled by police in a nearby cornfield, the West Kentucky Star reported.

Now for the more terrifying part.

Police searched the home of the suspect, 42-year-old convicted felon Jon M. Mullins, and found a veritable terrorist's arsenal: "multiple homemade improvised explosive devices including types of pipe bombs, literature on the making of bombs and IED's, Kevlar bulletproof vests, ammunition, tear gas, and other related items," the West Kentucky Star reported.

A rifle and ammunition were reportedly among the items Mullins was stealing from the woman's home, though he also took other items and caused more than $1,000 in damages to her home and cars.

Mullins' rap sheet is reportedly extensive.

He was convicted of trafficking in a controlled substance in 1990, possession of meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in 2004, criminal trespassing in 2010 and theft by unlawful taking in 2011, in addition to prior convictions for possessing firearms as a convicted felon.

When he goes to court July 3, Mullins will face a new slew of charges for the Saturday break-in, according to the West Kentucky Star: "burglary 1st degree, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, criminal mischief 1st degree, fleeing or evading on foot, possession of burglary tools, and theft by unlawful taking over $500."

He'll also be facing federal charges, the newspaper reported.

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