The incident happened in Springtown, a tiny city west of Fort Worth. Lavern Hockett was in bed at 1:30 a.m. when a man kicked in her door.
"When 911 didn't answer, I was so scared I couldn't think,"said Lavern .
Hockett then got on the horn to her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and David Turpin, who had a faster response time: 5 minutes. They arrived packing heat.
"I said, 'You take another step, and I'm going to blow a hole right through you," said David Turpin, Debra's husband.
Debra Turpin also had trouble getting help on 911, but eventually police arrived. A 27-year-old man was arrested.
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