Teenager holds off home intruder with bow and arrow

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OAK HILL, Fla. — A 14-year-old Volusia County girl armed herself with a bow and arrow when a stranger refused to leave her home early Saturday morning.

“I was like, ‘What do I do? Who is this lady? This isn’t anybody that my parents have mentioned or I’ve seen,'” said Mariah Reed.

Marcia Watson, 54, was arrested at the victim’s home on Flamingo Road in Oak Hill and charged with trespassing.

Reed told deputies she was awakened by the doorbell and, assuming it was her mother, turned off the home alarm, unlocked the door and went back to bed.

But the teen heard an unfamiliar voice and texted her mother, who said she was not home yet.

“I panicked a little and got the bow out of my closet,” Reed said.

She grabbed a bow and arrow and confronted Watson, pointing the arrow at Watson’s face.

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