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Teen fights back intruder with bow and arrow

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Mariah Reed talks about her experience. Mariah Reed talks about her experience.

OAK HILL, FL (WESH) A 14-year-old Volusia County girl armed herself with a bow and arrow when a stranger refused to leave her home early Saturday morning.

"I was like, 'What do I do? Who is this lady? This isn't anybody that my parents have mentioned or I've seen,'" said Mariah Reed.

Reed told deputies she was awakened by the doorbell and, assuming it was her mother, turned off the home alarm, unlocked the door and went back to bed.

But the teen heard an unfamiliar voice and texted her mother, who said she was not home yet.

"I panicked a little and got the bow out of my closet," Reed said.

She grabbed a bow and arrow and confronted Watson, pointing the arrow at Watson's face.

"She was like, 'Are you going to shoot me with that?' I'm like, 'Get out of my house right now,'" Reed said.

Watson wouldn't budge, deputies said.

Reed locked herself in her room and called deputies.

Teen: She's standing in my house.
Dispatcher: What's she doing?
Teen: She's trying to apologize.
Dispatcher: Do you know her?
Teen: No, she's confused.

The teenager told the dispatcher that Watson walked in the house and turned on all the lights.

Dispatcher: You have the bow and arrow on you right now?

Teen: It's in front of me.
Dispatcher: OK, because we have an officer on scene. I need you to secure that, OK?

When deputies arrived, they said Watson apologized for being in the wrong house, then started rambling about drinking alcohol and picking flowers.

Marcia Watson, 54, was arrested at the victim's home and charged with trespassing.

Read at WESH's website.

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