Father/daughter team defends themselves against Salina home invader

Amy Webb
September 22, 2019 - 6:39 pm

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A home intruder got a lot more than he bargained for when he tried to break into a Salina home late last week. 

A Salina man and his daughter are safe after a home invasion Thursday night.

Ron, "Rodeo," Griffin had never met the man who kicked in the door to his home on Thursday night, but he wasn't about to let a stranger harm his daughter.

The man who broke into the home was bleeding from his foot, and told Griffin that he was running away from someone. But when the man closed Griffin's door and tried to lock it, Griffin felt threatened. He called to his daughter and asked her to grab his gun.

Father and daughter had prepared for emergency situations like the one they encountered Thursday night, and she knew exactly what to do. Griffin was able to hold the man at gunpoint until the police came and took the intruder into custody.

Griffin says he's proud of his daughter and glad they are safe.

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