Alice Woodruff reportedly entered her backyard in Waterbury, Connecticut, and discovered her neighbor, who was naked, sexually assaulting her rescue pit bull. Following the horrifying discovery, the situation grew even more scary and extremely bizarre.
Woodruff told WTNH-TV that she first thought her dog “had killed somebody” because she saw a man underneath the dog. Then she realized what was really going on.
“I started to scream,” she said. “I had a citronella candle and I threw it at him, screaming ‘get off my dog, you have to get out of here.’ He said, ‘No, today is the day we are going to spend the rest of our lives together.’”
Woodruff claimed the man “pranced through the yard naked, yelling ‘this is our day and you have to prosper in it.’” He also reportedly told the woman, “ISIS sent me.”
The woman quickly realized she needed to be prepared to defend herself. She retrieved her firearm and showed the naked man that she was armed.
“I showed him the clip went in, but I always kept the gun at my side while I was talking to him. He kept saying this is the plan, that we were going to die today in a massacre,” Woodruff told WTNH-TV. “He didn’t seem to care that I had the gun, and I kept it down. Then I gave him a warning and shot the gun to the right into the dirt.”
After firing the warning shot, Woodruff recalled what happened next: “He put his arms out and started walking toward me, telling me to kill him, but to know that as soon as I kill him that we were going to die. Honestly, the whole time I thought there was a bomb or gun and he was going to take it out and do a massacre.”
Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident and police were able to respond and arrest the suspect.
The unidentified man, who is reportedly hospitalized, will likely face charges of cruelty to an animal, sexual assault and breach of peace, CBS Connecticut reports.
Woodruff said the suspect is only 22 years old and appeared to be mentally ill.