A Cape Girardeau mother with a gun is being credited with stopping the attempted rape of her daughter.
The Southeast Missourian reports that 51-year-old Craig Kizer faces a variety of charges, including attempted rape, armed criminal action and burglary. He has no known address and did not have an attorney.
Police say Kizer had been working on the family's home as part of a renovation project, but was not staying there. The teen was in bed around 5:30 a.m. Sunday when Kizer came into her room with a knife and climbed on top of her.
When he set the knife down on the bed, the teen grabbed it and screamed.
The girl's mother came into the room with a gun, pointed it at the suspect and ordered him out of the house. Police later arrested him.