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Woman whacks intruder with bedpost

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  • Victoria Jones spotted an intruder in her hallway
  • She grabbed the first thing she could find and whacked him
  • 'My bedpost just had a beam around it,' Jones says

You’re at home -- naked -- and about to step into the shower when you see an intruder coming at you. Quick! What do you do? Grab the first thing you see and whack him?

That sounds pretty good to us, and it’s exactly what Victoria Jones did. Her weapon of choice: The large wooden post off her nearby bed.

“My bedpost just had a beam around it. It’s just like, ‘Here, get me,’” Jones told HLN's Vinnie Politan.

She says her first concern, as you can imagine, was her kids.

"If I didn’t do what I had to do, who knows what would happened to them?" says Jones. "I just knew this man was in my house, I didn’t know him and he shouldn’t be there."

The North Carolina mom did quite a bit of damage, too (the proof is in the mug shot!). Suspect Lucio Miranda was treated for a black eye, a broken ankle and a head injury, according to WRAL. Police have charged him with first-degree burglary and first-degree possession of stolen goods. He is being held on a $108,000 bond.

Check out the video above to watch part of Jones' interview with Vinnie.

Watch Vinnie Politan on HLN's Prime News live weeknights at 6 p.m. ET and follow @VinniePolitan on Twitter.

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