It was about 10:30 pm on July 4th, and the Lewis family was settling in for their first night in their new home. Mrs. Melissa Lewis and three children were upstairs asleep, and the husband, who wished not to go on camera and be identified, was downstairs in the basement.
Then a naked woman, reportedly with a blue ponytail broke into their home. “She said ‘I need your help, please help me.’ I said ‘get out of my house,’ and she goes ‘I’m the devil,'” Mr. Lewis told 8News on Friday after the incident.
“She looked possessed, her eyes were completely black, like saucers, and she was laughing like it was a joke,” he explained further. As she continued to laugh menacingly and refuse to leave, Mr. Lewis reached for a pistol and issued a verbal warning before firing in an attempt to scare her off.
He fired a total of 39 rounds, none of which struck the intruder. Some lodged into the walls of the home, and at least one bullet exited the home through a window.
Mr Lewis stated that she was not deterred and instead, began to charge him. “She was not stopping,” he said. “She had the strength of four grown men.” Out of ammunition, he began to throw furniture at her.
His family eventually joined the fray, with Mrs. Lewis telling 8News that "She attacked us and I held her down just kept on punching her and punching her as hard as I possibly could.” The fight ended when the Lewis' 12 year old son, Logan, shoved a wrench into the woman's neck.
Chesterfield Police arrested the woman and transported her to a nearby hospital where she is being treated in the ICU for head trauma, and evaluated. While the intruder has not yet been identified to the press, Detectives informed the family that she does live nearby and that she will eventually be charged with robbery, breaking and entering and attempted murder.
The Lewis family was left with bruises and bite marks, and a fear of going anywhere in their home alone. “I’m scared to go in there, I won’t even go into any room by myself, I’m terrified,” Mrs. Lewis said.
Author's Note: If you are a resident of the United States and exercising your 2nd Amendment right to own firearms, please also make a point to go to a firing range and practice with the firearm regularly. It's not enough to know how one operates, you must be familiar and comfortable with the weapon. In case of an emergency, you will experience things such as tunnel vision and hearing, and your body may well develop tremors as adrenaline levels surge. If you have not trained and practiced, it is possible you'll be more of a threat to your own family or friends because as the saying goes, "We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training."
Additionally, so much could be said about the event itself from a Biblical view that I feel it'd be a disservice to do so as a note here. Look for an editor's commentary on this article at a later date. I'll make sure to re-edit this post to include a link.