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Mum Hailed A Hero After Diving In Front Of Crossbow To Save Son

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Mum Hailed A Hero After Diving In Front Of Crossbow To Save Son

An American mum has been hailed a hero after diving in front of her son to save him from a crossbow attack.

Janet Partain feels lucky to be alive after copping a massive bow through the side of her face. Despite the injury looking horrific, the 34-year-old was able to drive herself to hospital.

She managed to drive herself to hospital. Credit: Facebook
She managed to drive herself to hospital. Credit: Facebook

The mum arrived at the home of Joseph Avellino in the afternoon with her son and two nephews enquiring about a theft, according to the Daily Mail.

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She's told WREG what happened next: "I told him, Joseph I don't want you on my property no more, this and that. And he was like, 'Well I'm going to shoot ya'll'.

"[He] was pointing the arrow at them and he fired a shot at one of them, and I pushed them out the way and I got hit.

It left a massive hole in her face. Credit: Facebook
It left a massive hole in her face. Credit: Facebook

"I think I was in shock because once I got hit I said, 'I can't believe you almost shot that kid'."

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Avellino has been charged with battery in the first degree and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

It was certainly an interesting scene for first responders when Ms Partain walked through the hospital doors with a giant arrow casually lodged in her face.

The mugshot of the alleged offender. Credit: Cross County Sheriff's Office
The mugshot of the alleged offender. Credit: Cross County Sheriff's Office

Cross County Sheriff's Office Captain Jeff Nichols also told WREG: "It was an odd sight to see someone with an arrow in their face and they're still conscious and talking to me."

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Photos uploaded to Janet's Facebook have been flooded with comments from people who think she's a hero.

She's simply replied to one person, saying: "When I said I would take a bullet or whatever for my kids!! I meant that!! And I did just that!"

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: hero, America, News, Inspirational

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