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Teen fights off gunman inside Alabama home

August 08, 2012

In Arab, Alabama Brandon Peterson, an 18-year-old with a form of autism fought off an intruder at a home in Arab. Brandon was awoken to Landon Long, 33, armed with a gun inside his family's home on early Sunday morning. 

"I was scared. I thought I was going to die that day because he had a gun. I made peace with God and I was ready to go meet him," said Peterson.

Arab Police said Long came into the home with a goal of taking his estranged wife with him. Brandon Peterson has been hailed by local residents as a hero.

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