Chanting “Jesus” Scared Intruder With A Gun

By: Amanda Crum - January 29, 2013

A group of Florida women say they had the power of prayer on their side when a man broke into the home where they were holding a jewelry party and brandished a gun, threatening to shoot someone.

Jacquie Hagler was hosting 14 friends in her home recently when 24-year old Derick Lee burst in with a gun and demanded money. At first, the women thought it was part of the party and played along, even pushing the gun away and proclaiming it to be a water gun. But that just incensed Lee, who showed them the bullets and then threatened to use them if they didn’t hand over some cash.

“When I realized what was going on, I stood up and said, ‘In the name of Jesus, get out of my house now,’” Hagler said. And he said, ‘I’m going to shoot someone.’ And I said it again, real boldly,” Hagler continued. “Everybody started chanting, ‘Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,’ and he did a quick scan of the room, and ran out the door as fast as he could go.”

Lee was later pointed out to police from a photo lineup and is being held on a $200,000 bond. He is also being investigated for an ATM robbery.

Image: Lake City Police Dept.

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  • sy sosa

    Amen! amen!, their is power in the name of Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Steve

    Bloomberg has a new way to fight crime in NY. But seriously, what if one of them had a gun in her purse.

  • Alfred

    Amen to that…