Yeah, I bet she was scared sh*tless. I don't own any guns either (mainly because I have kids in the house), so if someone broke into my house they'd probably get a 9 iron upside their head.
I had a similar situation actually. I was out of town on business and my gf at the time decided to stay at my apartment for the weekend.
At about 3 am someone started pounding on the door, demanding to be let in. Even tried to force the door (can't undo a deadbolt with a CC, genius). Finally after about 10 minutes, they gave up. She called me (I was fast asleep), then called the police. They came out and talked to her, said it was probably a drunk and it happens all the time, but they would patrol around there for awhile.
Sure enough when I came back, I saw my neighbors and asked them if they knew anything they said, "Yeah, I was going to apologize about that. My brother was in town and got the wrong door."
As all I have in my house is some good Japanese knives and a 4 inch Gerber folding blade, there was no chance of a shooting.
Edited by stankowalski, 30 January 2009 - 12:42 PM.