A young Oklahoma mom named Sarah was home alone with her 3-month-old son. It was New Year’s Eve, and Sarah’s husband had just passed away the week before from cancer. That night, the unthinkable happened when a man attempted to break into Sarah’s home.
Sarah quickly slid a couch in front of the door, went into the bedroom to put a bottle in her son’s mouth and called 911. As you’ll hear in the video below, her phone call with the dispatchers is not only shocking and surreal, but it likely saved her and her baby’s lives.
“I’ve got two guns in my hand. Is it OK to shoot him if he comes in this door?” Sarah asked.
“Well, you have to do whatever you can do to protect yourself,” dispatcher Diane Graham told her. “I can’t tell you that you can do that, but you do what you have to do to protect your baby.”
The man proceeded to kick down the door and come at Sarah with a knife. She shot and killed 24-year-old Justin Shane Martin with 12-gauge shotgun.
“You have to make a choice, you or him. I chose my son over him,” Sarah told KWTV. Because she acted in self-defense, she was not charged.