Tuesday, October 9
‘I’m not going out like this:' Fearless 50-year-old woman beats down three thugs during home invasion
Leonard Denard Porter, 34, allegedly broke into Martin’s home at around 2 a.m. Saturday, Bay News 9 reported. He was accompanied by Johnny Acevedo Jr., 31, and Audra Steadman, 30, cops said.
Porter went to the bedroom where Martin was sleeping and demanded money at gunpoint, but she told him she had none. "I said, 'you're going to have to kill me because I don't have anything," she recalled.
But when Porter called her bluff and attacked her, "I said, 'I'm not going out like this,'" she told Bay News 9. "I'm 50-years-old and I'm not going out like this.”
The two struggled. “I just started fighting back, and I don't know if I hit him or kicked him the right way, [but]the gun went off and caught him in the head.”
Porter slumped to the floor, critically injured.
Martin said she had never seen Porter before, but she knows Acevedo and he knew she had recently received a check, according to Bay News 9.
Porter is recovering from his injuries at a Tampa Hospital. Acevedo and Steadman are being held on charges of home invasion robbery, robbery of less than $300 and armed burglary with assault and battery, according to the Tampa Bay Times.