Ax, Gun And Pepper Spray Used In Violent Home Invasion

Police are investigating after two men broke into a home in Floyd County Sunday night.

Investigators say the men broke into a home in the Honaker community.

Once inside, police say they sprayed two women with mace, and even terrorized a child.

Police say the suspects also had a handgun and an ax with them.

Linda Mullins says the men were after prescription drugs and money.

She also says they held an ax to her 3-year-old son's neck, as they forced him to lay on the ground.

Mullins says she had just returned from the hospital, where her husband has been for the past several days.

"My daughter was in the kitchen," Mullins said. "Somebody started pecking at the back door. I told her to get the door."

But before her daughter could open the door, Mullins says two men forced their way in. She says one was wearing a mask.

"They started spraying pepper spray in my daughter's eyes." Mullins said. "She started screaming, 'mommy, mommy.' I was in the bathtub."

Mullins says the masked man then came into the bathroom, where she was, carrying a gun and pepper spray.

"By the time I stood up out of the tub, this boy had sprayed my face," Mullins said.

She says she struggled with the intruder in the tub, and was able to pull his mask off. She says she knew him.

Mullins thinks the men knew her husband had been in the hospital, and thought there was prescription drugs in the house.

When they didn't find drugs, she says they then demanded money.

Police say the men got away with $1,000 from Mullins' purse, along with her car keys.

So far, police have not made any arrests.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2008 at 09:12 PM
    yep anonymous, there is more to it,,, a lot more
  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on Mar 4, 2008 at 10:53 AM
    @ c Location: fkt Yes more people need to be armed. But saying everyone needs to defeats the purpose. You really want people that cant even drive to "play" with a gun? Thats just stupidity. Btw all those other countrys you talk about are facist states. Most countrys on the UN and europe itself dont have a death penalty yet they have less crime. If you love saudi arabia so much go there. After all theyll kill your for not being of teh same religion littlone culture. Its the society we spawn thats causing more of this to happen. We need to abolish useless laws so that policing might actually work.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2008 at 05:32 AM
    Just from the news clip, there seems to be more to the story. This woman seems like she could be cookin' in her spare time. Where did she get 1k to just leave around in her purse, although it is the first of the month.
  • by c Location: fkt on Mar 4, 2008 at 04:13 AM
    I will say it again, citizens of KY need to arm themselves with shot guns so they can protect themselves and their families. The law CAN NO LONGER PROTECT US! And when they release these thugs from prisons in mass numbers, then we all need to be ready. Alternative punishments DO NOT WORK AND WILL NEVER WORK! That's why we are in the mess we are in now, there is no punishment for crimes. Criminals are rewarded with free housing, food, clothing, tv, recreation equipment, etc. Perhaps if we looked at other countries, we would find that the reason we have more people in prison is because we don't kill the criminals like other countries do! Saudi Arabia has a 1% crime rate, why? Because they kill those who murder anyone, they cut off hands of theives, they turn rapist over the the families of the victim, etc. Punishment is quick & everyone knows it! We baby our criminals because it's "humane" and we don't care about the victims! All I can say is, break into my home & you're dead!
  • by Greg Location: Berea on Mar 3, 2008 at 02:01 PM
    This is why everyone needs to go through a gun handlin course of some kind. This crap would stop real quick when a few of these lowlifes died cause they got someone who knew what they were doin.
  • by Jeff on Mar 3, 2008 at 12:05 PM
    If these thugs broke into my home, they'd be on their knees "axing" me if I would spare their life. What a bunch of lowlifes.

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