Standing her ground: Dad’s gift to college-bound daughter might have saved her life

This University of Central Florida student stood her ground.

Thanks to her father who gave her a revolver when she went off to college, college student Sable Nehme was able to save both herself and her boyfriend when two home invaders broke into her apartment Tuesday near the university’s Orange County campus, WFTV reported.

When two men burst into the apartment and forced boyfriend Nour Skargee to the floor at gunpoint and threatened to kill Nehme, Nehme backed into the bedroom, where she kept the loaded revolver in a closet.

When one of the men followed her into the room, she pointed the weapon — and the home invasion was over, WFTV reported.

“I was helpless on the ground and it went from like, complete despair until, you know, I see her in the hallway holding a big revolver, and they’re running out the door,” Skargee told the station.

The couple told the station they later learned that the gun the men carried was a pellet gun.

Nehme told the station she was simply relieved.

“I am so thankful I had that gun in my room,” she said. “Like, I don’t know what would have happened.”

Whatever it was, it wouldn’t have been good.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].


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