Published: Sep 01, 2010 10:51 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 01, 2010 7:50 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A mother of four scares off two would-be burglars with a plastic bat, and then leads deputies to their arrest.

She says, "They was coming in here! And when I realized that they was coming, I banged, and I was like, ya'll aint coming in here!"

When the doorbell rang at this Lehigh Acres home, this mother of four, armed herself with a bat.

She says, "I knew I was not expecting company."

She didn't know, she was going to have to defend herself and her two young children who were home at the time.

"When I seen them put their ski masks on, I was already on the phone with 911, I grabbed both of my kids, and I was ready for whatever."

It's a good thing. It wasn't long before two thieves walked around the house and then tried to break her living room window.

"They had the screw driver, and they was banging right here, and that's when I pulled up my blinds, and I was like, Go away! Go away!"

It worked.  The suspects ran to their car and drove off, but they didn't get far. Not only did she have a vehicle description to give to deputies, but a license plate number. Deputies arrested 24 year old Gilberto Roman and 26 year old Jeremy Livingstone, here at the Hess Express.

Still shaken, this mother can't believe her own bravery.

"I wasn't going to let them hurt my kids, I just told them to stay quiet, mom got this."