Armed Robbers Break Into Home, Mom Makes Them Pay For It

A neighborhood in North Carolina feels safer now that at least one man who broke into a local home is in jail, and most likely staying there. The judge set the man's bail for $1,000,000.

Reco Latur Dawkins Jr., 23, broke into the home of Samantha Bunce, 21, while she was nursing her 4-month-old baby. As soon as the young mother heard pounding on her door, she put her son safely in his crib. By the time she turned around, two men had broken into her home.

Bunce raced to her bedroom, where her husband keeps his gun. Gunfire ensued between Bunce and the intruders. “I think it was a shock to the intruders just as much as it was to her,” said her husband, Paul Bunce.

Bunce was injured and the intruders fled. Dawkins turned himself in the next day. He has a long criminal history, but no violent offenses previously.

Dawkins has been charged with attempted murder, and his accomplice is still at large.

Source: WSOC-TV
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