A Cayman Islands woman showed the world it doesn’t always take a gun to stop a would-be assailant.
On Thursday, authorities say the woman, whose identity remains unknown, was alone at her home in the Northwest part of Grand Cayman when she awoke to find a intruder standing over her bed.
Police say that when the would-be burglar attempted to cover the woman’s mouth, she chomped down hard on his hand, which caused him to flee from her home.
Though the bite proved to be an effective defensive strategy, reports say the move cost the woman a tooth, which was lost during the struggle.
Following the incident, she was treated at the hospital and released. Police say they are still on the hunt for the would-be burglar.
The Cayman Island bite incident isn’t the only time this month a homeowner has thwarted the plans of a burglar.
On February 8, an 82-year-old Washington man helped stop a robbery suspect by tackling the felon who was being chased by police.
The elderly man’s brave efforts allowed police to catch up and apprehend the robber who was arrested and hit with a slew of charges: second-degree burglary, third-degree theft, trespassing, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer, malicious mischief, and methamphetamine possession.