Two burglars were thwarted by a University of Central Florida student with a gun
. . . Deputies said the culprits barged into the student's apartment after knocking on the door at the Village at Alafaya Club Tuesday night.
One of the residents answered the door and was forced to the ground at gunpoint as the men ransacked the apartment, investigators said.
"He grabbed me by the throat. He took me a little further into the living room and pushed me down and said, 'Don't move. Just stay down,'" UCF student Nour Skargee, 22, said. "They didn't realize my girlfriend was in her room and thank God she was in her room. I yelled, 'Hey, grab the gun.'"
The second victim, Sable Nehme, ran to her bedroom, retrieved her gun and pointed it at the culprits, deputies said. . . .
Intended victim Sable Nehme: "when he saw the gun, he turned right back around, darted out and both of them fled the apartment"
Intended victim UCF student Nour Skargee, 22, said : "If we didn't have a gun, it would have been game over. They were bigger than me, bigger than both of us. We had no way of stopping them. The gun was the one thing that made them run."