"The intruder said 'Just let me in, I'm coming in' and he started breaking the glass in our door."
Police say the alleged intruder was 22 year old Chas Scruggs, trying to enter Melissa Davenport's home on South Seminole Rd.
"My husband said the police were on their way, I have a weapon and the guy said 'F--- that, I'm going in this house', and he was breaking the glass. He had his arm inside the house and was trying to unlock the door, so my husband fired a warning shot and the guy just kept coming."
Davenport also called her father, Bill Birkhead, who quickly arrived on the scene.
"I screamed at him stop or I'd have to shoot. He came charging at me at which point I fired a warning round into the ground and told him if he kept coming, I'd have to shoot him. And he stopped and then he turned and went back up on the porch at which point I told him that if you touch anything I would still have to shoot him. So he laid down on the ground and just laid there."
Scruggs was taken into custody by East Ridge police, but the incident still leaves the pair shaken.
"That was the scariest part to think he wasn't afraid what might happen to him he just kept coming no matter what, and he was letting us know that he was going to come in," Davenport said.
"Thank God that the East Ridge police got here so fast because I was just in fear that I was going to have to shoot him and kill him and I did not want to do that," added Birkhead.
Both say things might have turned out differently if they did not own guns.
"I think he would have run and gotten away, and I would have been more afraid with him still on the street," said Davenport.
"The only fear that he had was the look in his face when I actually fired the gun into the ground and he knew that I meant business," added Birkhead.
Scruggs was charged with aggravated burglary and vandalism.