A Dayton, Ohio, woman was making dinner in her kitchen late in the evening last week — while facing away from her back door.
Then she noticed a reflection in the lens of her glasses, WDTN-TV reported.
When she turned around she saw a male at the door, according to a Dayton police report, wearing a clown mask and holding a rifle.
Dressed also in a long-sleeved black shirt, black gloves and black jeans, police said the man told the resident to open her back door, which was locked.
Instead, she ran into her living room and saw two other men in her front yard, and the other man with the clown mask soon joined them.
Citing the police report about last Thursday's incident, WDTN said the woman grabbed her “black revolver handgun” and walked out front where the man with clown mask pointed the rifle at her and attempted to load it.
Police said she told the man to drop the rifle — and when he didn't comply, she fired a “warning shot” into the garage, the station said.
All the men in the yard took off running, WDTN reported.
(H/T: Bearing Arms)