A Tennessee woman shot her stalker ex-boyfriend after discovering him hiding under her bed just as technicians were wrapping up installing a surveillance system designed to keep him at bay.
According to Fox17 Nashville, the unidentified woman had previously taken out a restraining order against 52-year-old Tony Joe Gunter after he reportedly threatened her saying, “I will kill you, you stupid c—.” The woman explained that she had broken up with him after finding out he has an extensive criminal background.
After Gunter violated the restraining order three times, the woman elected to have a surveillance system installed at her home for protection.
On Tuesday, as technicians from ADT were finishing up installing the alarm system, the woman went into her bedroom to retrieve her cellphone only to discover it was gone — but Gunter’s feet were sticking out from under her bed.
Pulling a gun, the woman shot Gunter in his left foot while instructing the ADT installer to call 911. After returning the phone to the woman — which Gunter later admitted stealing so that she couldn’t call for help — he was taken into custody by police.
The ex-boyfriend was charged with aggravated burglary, stalking, theft and violating an order of protection.