Man tries to break into home where woman is alone. But she’s a former cop — and has a gun. He loses.

A man allegedly attempting to break into a Florida home Monday afternoon most definitely chose the wrong residence to target.

Turns out the owner of the Oviedo home is a former police officer, WESH-TV reported — and she made sure she was armed.

Image source: WKMG-TV videos screenshot

Indeed, the woman — who reportedly was alone — fired at least one shot at the man, News 13 said, citing a news release.

The man then ran off, got into a vehicle and sped away, WKMG-TV reported.

What happened next?

A man later was found with a gunshot wound at a nearby gas station, and he later died of his injuries at a hospital, WKMG reported.

Deputies told the station they’re still working to connect the home burglary to the shooting victim and are searching for a light-colored Ford Taurus seen speeding from the area.

Image source: WKMG-TV videos screenshot

What else do we know about the homeowner?

She was a seven-year veteran of the Kissimmee police force until she resigned to run her former husband’s physician office, WESH reported.


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