One tough mom showed the world this week just what she's made of -- and it was all captured on video. A Detroit mother opened fire Monday night when three suspects broke into her home.
Surveillance cameras caught it all.
The mother tells our sister station Action News she "didn't have time to get scared." When she heard the door to her home being kicked in, she immediately warned the three teenage intruders and then opened fire.
One of the teens dropped a handgun on his way out the door. He then tried to get back inside the house a second time, but was again met with gunfire. Once again, he took off and all three were arrested shortly after the incident by Detroit police.
Recalling the panic she felt, the mom says, "I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house. They said, 'No you don't,' so I shot off the first round. I wasn't feeling anything at the moment, I got scared afterwards."
We still don't know what they came to steal, but the mother was committed to protecting her two small kids at any cost with her loaded rifle.
Her daughter told her, "Oh no mommy, I don't want them to take my piggy bank or my toys."
Find out more in the video below. (Mobile users, tap here to watch.)