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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 5, 2016)- A woman fought off an attacker with a staple gun.

A 52-year-old woman named Carol told police a man was waiting in her garage when she returned home Tuesday evening.

“I said ‘What’s going on? What do you need? What are you doing here?’ He says, ‘I have a gun, I want your purse, and I mean it I will shoot,’” said Carol.

Carol told us she told the man he could have her purse and that it was in her car. The man then charged at her, grabbing her and pinning her against a toolbox.

“So I grabbed a staple gun and smacked him on the side of the head. He went down to his knees,” said Carol.

She assumed the man would leave, but that wasn’t the case.

“I loaded up with two more (staple guns) in my other hand and he started charging at me again and I said ‘I will crush your skull in if you touch me again,’” said Carol.

The attacker had a bloody gash to the head, so he finally decided to leave.

“It’s either me fight like heck or ya know, the bad outcome,” said Carol.

She hopes this encounter will remind everyone to be aware of their surroundings.

IMPD is investigating this case.