Thanks to one father’s quick thinking and even faster reflexes, a Pennsylvania couple is glad to be alive after a terrifying break-in at their Oley Township home early morning last week.

Jennifer Wegman told local news station WFMZ around 1 a.m. Nov. 17 she heard the sound of a loud bang, which she later discovered was three men kicking in the door. Her husband, Eric, who was sleeping beside her, woke up when he heard someone yelling. When Eric opened his eyes, there were two strange men standing in the couple’s bedroom. It was dark, but Eric said he could see well enough to know the suspects had guns pointed at him and his wife. What the suspects didn’t know was that Eric also had a gun within arm’s distance.

Without hesitation, Eric reached into his nightstand drawer and retrieved his handgun. There was an exchange of gunfire with two of the suspects as Eric chased them out of his home and away from his wife and 11-month-old baby.

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