FORT WAYNE, IN – A woman tired of being robbed fought off a trio of intruders using a Guitar Hero Game Controller.
Melinda Walker said that on Sunday, she was at home with her 5-year-old grandson when three young men walked into her home with their faces covered. They claimed to have a gun and demanded Walker give them cash and her television.
This would mark the third time someone had entered her house uninvited, and possibly the third time she would have possessions taken from her by a thief. Even though they said they had a gun, Walker said it looked like one of the men was holding the handle of a hammer.
“I looked them up and down. I didn’t see a gun,” said Walker. “The whole time one of the kids kept saying, ‘She doesn’t think we have a gun. She doesn’t think we have a gun. Take it out and clean it on her.’”
Sick of her home being targeted by robbers, and not wanting the three men near her grandson, Walker grabbed a nearby object off the ground and brandished it like a weapon.
“This (a Guitar Hero video game controller) was laying on the floor. And I just reached down and picked it up and I told them to get the hell out of my house! I just kept smacking one of them,” said Walker. “At the same time I pushed the one that wouldn’t shut up down the stairs…and then they went out.”
Walker said the three “weren’t all that big” and were anywhere from 15 to 21 years old. They fled the scene in a champagne colored, older style sedan. Walker feels her home is being targeted because the person responsible know her and is familiar with the home.