A St. Joseph, Missouri, woman was returning home from school at around around 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning when she noticed several warning signs. There was a running car parked in the driveway and the glass on the side door of the home was broken.
Just weeks prior, Marti Wilson said her prescription medication that had her personal information on it was stolen.
“I knew something was going to happen, I just didn’t know when,” Wilson told WDAF-TV.
When she confirmed that there really was a man inside her mom's house on Wednesday, Wilson said she first took the key out of the getaway car’s ignition and then used her pocket knife to slash holes in the tires.
She would soon come face-to-face with Casey Hueser, 30, who allegedly attempted to steal several items and prescription medication from the home.
But when it was time to make his quick escape, the suspect realized his car keys were gone. The suspect then reportedly engaged in a physical struggle with Wilson and was able to get the keys and the pocketknife.
But once he started driving, he realized his tires had been slashed. With a “big hole” in his front tire, it didn’t take police long to apprehend him and charge him with first-degree burglary.
“It’s my family and you don't hurt my family, it's my mom`s house – you don't take advantage of my mom and get away with it,” Wilson told the news station.