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Deputies: Woman scares off armed man with her own gun

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies said a woman used her own gun to scare off an armed man who tried to get inside her home after asking for help.

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 104 Cutler Way.

Deputies said that a man knocked on the 68-year-old woman's door and asked to borrow a flashlight because he had lost his key. They said the woman allowed the man to use a flashlight.

Investigators said that while the man was using the flashlight, the woman armed herself.

Deputies said that when the man returned to the woman's home, he asked to make a phone call. They said that while the man borrowed the woman's cell phone, he showed a weapon and tried to push his way inside her home.

The woman then blocked the door way and brandished her own weapon, causing the man to flee, deputies said.

The man was described as white with receding light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a light-colored T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call Greenville County Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.

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