Kenny Guffey when he called is 83 year old mother…
“We were talking probably ten minutes and then all of the sudden her voice panicked and she said, ‘What are you doing in my house, oh no, he’s got a knife. What are you doing with the knife?'” Guffey told told WVLT-TV.
Luckily, Guffey was only two minutes away from her Balsam Road home. When he got there, he went inside with his gun drawn.
“I went through the door and he was standing over her with the shovel, I didn’t see the knife, it was dark in there,” said Guffey.
Guffey said the intruder used the shovel to knock his gun out of his hand. He said he then tackled the man and got his gun back while his mother called 911.
“I sat on top of him and held him down and was able to grab my gun and put it to his head and told him not to move. And I looked down saw the knife,” said Guffey.
Guffey said he’s always been comfortable with guns because he grew up around them, but he never carried one with him until about a year ago, when his entire family got their carry permits.
“God just worked this out and put me that close to her house. Because that’s the only way we’re both alive – we could have both been hurt bad,” said Guffey.
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