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Hammer Halts Home Invasion

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(WVTM) A Birmingham, Alabama woman used a hammer to protect herself during a home invasion early Tuesday morning.

77-year-old Mary Finch was asleep in her home when she was confronted by an intruder trying to get into her bedroom.

"He started to push in and he and I wrestled at the door for a while but he overpowered me and come on in," she said.

Finch described her intruder as a 17- or 18-year-old male carrying a gun.

"'Where your money at? Where your money at? Where your money at?' I told him, 'I don't have any money,'" Finch said.

Moments later, with a suspect holding a gun on her, Finch quietly grabbed a hammer on an end table and decided to defend herself.

"I said, 'If you're going to shoot, you better shoot,' I said, 'I'm going to get you,' I said about three times 'Are you going to shoot?,' I kept going like this, and he made a move towards me and I hit him on his hands, hit him on his fingers," she said.

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