It’s a crude expression, to be sure, yet a descriptive one when someone is scared so badly that – to put it as delicately as possible – they lose control of their bodily functions, but it appears that it can, in fact, happen – as proved by a Florida man who tried a home invasion of the wrong home.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a home in Ocala by a woman hiding in the closet of her second-floor bedroom with her cellphone and .22-caliber handgun, as an intruder pursued her upstairs.

The unidentified 54-year-old woman said the intruder had first knocked on her kitchen window repeatedly, demanding entry and, after she refused, kicked in the front door.

As she whispered to the 911 operator, the suspect, Victor Alex Etherington, broke down the locked bedroom door and “forced entry into the closet,” according to the official report.

At that point, the woman fired one bullet, hitting the invader in the abdomen.

A deputy told local news that when they arrived, the suspect was “naked, covered in his own feces, and bleeding from a gunshot wound.” His soiled underwear was on the floor.

Etherington “ended up with no clothes on in her bedroom,” confirmed Lauren Lettelier of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who said he is recovering after surgery at the Ocala Regional Medical Center, listed in stable condition and facing multiple charges upon his release.

The homeowner knew how to deal with the threat and had the necessary tool at hand – more importantly, she knew how to use the firearm and didn’t hesitate to use it, literally scaring the “you-know-what” out of the would-be home invader who no business demanding entry to her home, breaking her front door down, chasing her upstairs, and forcing entry into the safe space where she was hiding.

That may be a hard thing for him to live down with his future roommates in prison.



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