An Ocala woman shot a naked intruder who forced his way into her home, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office stated in a media release on Monday.

  • Naked man forced his way into a woman’s house and then the bedroom she was hiding in, MCSO states
  • Woman shot the suspect in the abdomen, which stopped him
  • He is listed in stable condition after surgery

Sometime Sunday evening, a 54-year-old Ocala woman was in her kitchen when 27-year-old Victor Alex Etherington allegedly knocked on her window and demanded that he wanted to come inside, deputies stated.

Since the woman did not recognize the man, she told him to leave. The suspect allegedly kicked her door open and the victim ran upstairs to her bedroom, called 911 and armed herself, according to deputies.

“The suspect then followed her upstairs to the bedroom at which time she locked herself in the bedroom closet. The suspect forced entry into the bedroom, took off his shorts, (which he had defecated in) and forced entry into the closet where the victim was hiding,” deputies stated.

The woman then fired her .22 caliber handgun and hit the suspect in the abdomen, which stopped him, deputies explained.

When deputies arrive at the home, they allegedly found Etherington naked and hiding behind the bedroom door.

Etherington was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition.

Deputies stated that they believe Etherington was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident and may have lived in the home 12 years earlier.