Samantha Cart was returning home from walking her dog early Tuesday morning in Avondale, Alabama, when an intruder burst through the door before she was able to lock it.
Fortunately, her husband, Caleb, was asleep inside — with a shotgun at his disposal.
"My arms were pinned under me. There's nothing I can do to him. I thought if I just keep screaming and screaming Caleb is going to come in here," Samantha told WVTM-TV.
Caleb Cart said he woke up to the door slamming and his wife screaming. He jumped out of bed, opened the bedroom door and saw the intruder on lying on top of Samantha in the hallway.
"At first he was just pushing me back into the room, so I pinned him up against the wall and then he pushed me back further into the room," Caleb said. "And then I put him in a headlock, got him to his knees and then he got rolled out of it and got back up a couple more times, and then he ended up crashing into the closet and tearing everything down and put a hole in the wall."
Meanwhile, Samantha was on the phone with 911 and handed Caleb their shotgun. She remained on the line while Caleb held the man at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the intruder.
Police identified the suspect as 36-year-old Michael Jones. Jones was charged with first-degree burglary and is being held at the Birmingham City Jail. His bail was set at $60,000.
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