82-year-old woman wakes up with intruder in her bed

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- An 82-year-old woman in Virginia woke up with an intruder in her bed Sunday morning.

Reba Shook told WTVR she reached over the pet her dog Cooper and found another person instead.

“I put my hand out for [her dog] to smell, then I realized it was somebody,” Shook told WTVR. “I said, ‘Well, I don't know what you're after but you aren’t gone get nothing here.'”

Shook clawed and cursed until the intruder ran out her back door. She told WTVR she thinks the stranger got into her home through a cracked window.

Now, Shook is shaken and plans to get a gun to defend herself.

“If anybody values their life they won’t climb into my window,” she told WTVR.

Police are investigating the incident and said something similar happened in the same neighborhood recently.