Foreign Creep Looking for Teen He Met Online Meets Armed Mom Instead
Troy Skinner, 25, flew to Virginia to meet the woman's teenage daughter after the two chatted online using Discord, a service popular among gamers, the Goochland County Sheriff said.
The 14-year-old girl's mother shot Skinner when he attempted to break into the family's home in the Holland Hills community, the sheriff said.
"He was not invited here, he was not expected here, he had been told in the past that the daughter no longer wished to communicate with him," Goochland Sheriff Jim Agnew said.
The violent encounter took place Friday when the mother was home with her two daughters.
When the mother called her husband, he told her to grab a gun. She then warned Skinner, who already smashed a window and was attempting to enter the house, that she was armed and the police were on their way.
That didn't deter him.
When Skinner reached through the door again, the mom fired two shots from her handgun, striking him in the neck.
Skinner attempted to flee the scene before collapsing in a neighbor's yard.
Police officers found a knife, duct tape, and pepper spray in Skinner's pockets. He remains hospitalized.
Authorities are expected to charge Skinner with breaking and entering with intent to commit rape, murder, robbery, or arson.