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Aug 29, 2012 6:51 PM by Lacey Steele

California mom scares robber with a shotgun, saves her daughter

You don't want to mess with one brave mom in California.

Tuesday morning, Brianne Rodriguez was greeted by a robber.

That man threw her to the ground and kicked her, but when he went for her daughter, Rodriguez sprang to action.

"I said, 'I've got to save my kid, that's my life, my everything, my love,' so I ran to my room where we have the shotgun and I grabbed the shotgun, and I came chasing out here after him and I yelled some obscenities at him, cocked my shotgun a couple times," said Rodriguez. "He saw it, he threw her on the floor."

That robber did get away with a purse and some jewelry, including her wedding ring, and this isn't the first time Rodriguez has used a gun to scare off a criminal.

Last year she chased off a prowler from her yard in much the same way.

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