Woman stops intruder with machete - New York News

Woman stops intruder with machete

Posted: Updated:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -

It was a rude awakening for a woman when she woke up to find a complete stranger in her home -- sleeping on her couch.

Her food was eaten, her valuables were on the floor, ready to go, but Teryl Parnell didn't run and hide.  Instead, she grabbed a machete!

Parnell says she wasn't afraid and her faith in God -- and the big knife -- got her through the ordeal.  

"You're in my house, you're invading my space.  This is what God has blessed me with..I'm going to stand in here and fight."

She tricked the man by offering him coffee and left the room, only to return with the machete, something she knows exactly how to use.

"That's when I unsheathed the machete and I said no you need to get back. You need to sit down right  here. And stay and wait for the cops to get here," she said.  "Typical mom right. I just go over there and slap his feet off  the couch. Like what are you doing with your feet up on my couch? I'm like, are you kidding  me? I went bam!"

When deputies arrived at the scene, they took 25-year-old Christopher Weaver into custody, then released on bail.  But it didn't take long before he was arrested again -- this time for driving a stolen car.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:20:23 GMT
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:00:24 GMT
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a...
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.
  • Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:15:54 GMT

    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.


    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.



Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices