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Woman fights off home intruder armed with AK-47, police say

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Angel Delgado Santiago (Seminole County Sheriff's Office) Angel Delgado Santiago (Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

(Meredith/WFTV/CNN) – A Florida woman fought back when a teenager and a man armed with an AK-47 broke into her home, police said.

The victim, who asked to be called by her nickname Trigger, said she was inside her apartment in Altamonte Springs with her 13-year-old son and ex-wife Saturday night.

"I heard like a boom, boom, boom," she said. "Then, I heard her screaming: 'Lock yourselves in the room. They're coming! They got guns!'"

Trigger said she was unarmed when the man approached her family and pointed an AK-47 at them. She fought back anyway.  

“I went blank. I had no feeling. I wasn’t scared. I wasn’t brave,” she said. “It’s go-time. Do or die… When I saw the barrel of the gun, I swear it felt like a movie.” 

She said she made a split-second decision and tried to wrestle the gun away from the suspect.

"I noticed that the guy started getting nervous. His fingers getting crazy on the trigger. And I just disarmed it. I just completely took out the magazine from the AK,” Trigger said.

Police later arrested Angelo Santiago, 30, and a 17-year-old after they ran away from the home.

Body camera video from Altamonte Springs police shows the takedown of both suspects, who are now facing robbery charges.

Delgado Santiago was also charged with attempted homicide, home invasion with a firearm, fleeing and eluding police at high speeds and resisting an officer without violence, according to Seminole County jail records.

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