Woman fights off assailants

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By Jesef Williams

A woman said she fought back against two men who invaded her Old Blackmon Lane home about 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The woman, who was home alone, is friends with one of the men and knows of the other man.

They were at the house then left for about 15 minutes before returning.

When they returned, one asked to use her phone. While he was on the phone, the other man entered the house with a shotgun.

According to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report, both men yelled at the woman, asking her, "What you got?"

The woman grabbed the shotgun and a struggle ensued.

"I'm not going to stand there and let them do it," the woman told The Lancaster News. "I was going to fight."

No shots were fired during the altercation, but the woman suffered a cut on her face. At one point, she said she feared for her life.

"The barrel was in my stomach and his hand was on the trigger," she said. "I could have died."

Both men searched the home and left soon after the woman was hit. The woman told Lancaster County sheriff's deputies that the men left in a vehicle, although she didn't see what make it was.

The woman, 21, was treated at Springs Memorial Hospital for her head injury.

She said she didn't know what to think when the two men returned to the house. At first, she thought it was a joke. But when the man began pointing the shotgun at her and both were yelling, she said she knew they were serious.

"I had no idea – that was the farthest thing from my mind," she said.

The woman hasn't noticed any items stolen from the house.

Nobody has been arrested, but deputies have suspects.

Contact Jesef Williams at 283-1152 or jwilliams@thelancasternews.com