|Published:||Dec 23, 2010 11:40 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 23, 2010 7:43 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers couple says they're lucky to be alive after finding themselves face-to-face with three gunman. The robbers broke into a quiet home off Winkler Road in the middle of the night.
"I flicked the light on, next thing you know, the first thing he does is turn around and start shooting at me," Edgar Soto said Thursday.
Three gunman dressed in all black and donning ski masks narrowly missed Soto, standing just feet away.
"I yelled across the hallway, 'Babe, go lock your door quickly!' Next thing you know, someone's running towards her and shoots twice, bam bam," Soto said.
Two bullets shot through the bedroom door, then ripped through a chair, and finally lodged in a wall... barely missing Soto's pregnant fiance.
"I'm thinking what's going to happen to me, to my kid, to my fiance," Tiffany Nagy said Thursday.
The couple says the gunmen entered the home through a locked side door by the garage, a break-in they believe was planned long in advance.
"They knew our house like the back of their palm. They knew what they were doing," Nagy said.
But the gunmen, who stayed silent through the entire ordeal, didn't make out with a cent.
"You think they would ask, where is this, where is that? They didn't saying nothing. Nope. They turned around and started shooting at me," Soto said.
About a minute after the house alarm beeped, the alarm's siren went off, chasing the gunmen from the home. The couple credits their alarm system for saving their lives, but says their sense of safety is now shattered.
"That's just the most heartless thing I've ever seen in my life. They had no remorse about taking someone's life," Soto said.
Lee County Sheriff's deputies were on the scene Thursday, but have made no arrests at this point in time.
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