OCEANA, WV (WVNS) — A Westside High school teacher said she always wondered what would happen if she came face to face with an intruder.
On Saturday, June 2, she was confronted with that very scenario.
Angie Steffey heard noises in her backyard. She noticed her dog acting strangely when she let him outside.
“I wasn’t expecting my husband home for another hour, but I heard someone in my driveway,” Steffey said.
Steffey thought the noise coming from her driveway was just her husband coming home from work, but when she looked out the window, she saw the suspect breaking into her car. She confronted the man and called 911. When the man refused to leave, she took matters into her own hands.
“So, finally, I told the dispatcher ‘I’m going to get my gun’, and they didn’t want me to do that but I still continued to say that I was going to get my gun,” Steffey said.
When she stepped onto the porch with her gun, the intruder ran away. When she looked in her car, Steffey discovered the man had dropped crystal meth in her passenger’s seat.
When police arrived, the man ran. But, Steffey had a message for the man who broke into her car.
“He really needs to find the Lord and get his life straightened up,” she said. “He doesn’t have to live like that.”
Police said the man was last seen on Loop street. He is described as a man standing between 5’8″ iand 5’10”. He was reportedly wearing black jeans and a black NASCAR shirt and has salt and pepper hair.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Oceana Police.