Top Gun‘s Kelly McGillis came home to a scary surprise last week when she was attacked by a home intruder.
Returning to her North Carolina home around 9:00 p.m. on June 18, the 58-year-old found an unknown woman and a young girl inside.
Taking to Facebook, the actress recounted being bombarded by the crazed trespasser:
“Upon entering the house I notice a pair of girls pink sandals and a black larger pair. I thought that maybe one of my daughters was here because on of them has a key. Called out hello several times. I was trying to get rid of the stuff in my hand to better assess what was going on when a stranger, a woman, came barreling down the hallway and began yelling at me. I asked her who she is and why she was in my house and she said ‘you know why you’ve been stalking me in Twitter.’ Not true.
At that moment I got worried that there may be someone else in the house with house with her. We have quite a few guns and lots of ammo and that’s when I started to panic. Thinking that if they have one of them I could be shot. I ran out the front door and called 911. She ran out after me and began punching and scratching my trying to grab the phone out of my hand. I began screaming as loud as I could hoping someone somewhere might hear me. I still had my car keys in my hand so I set off the car alarm. That distracted her enough to throw the cell and try to deal with the keys. More fighting ensued. I got the cell phone back and dialed 911 again. More fighting. And she once again had the cell phone.”
Fortunately, Kelly was able to break free and find help:
“I finally broke away, got in the truck and drove off trying to find a neighbor to call 911. There was no one around since it was Friday night, so I chased someone in a car, kept flashing my lights and honking the horn. They finally pulled over and she made the 911 call for me. A truly good Samaritan. Dispatch told me to wait there for there for someone to arrive.”
“She was apprehended. I’m alright. Scratched and bruise. I feel very thankful it turned out well. But who I feel heartache for is the little girl that was with her. Mental illness takes many hostages. I don’t know her name…but I would like to asked that you pray for her and her mother.”
Wow. How terrifying!
Police charged Laurence Marie Dorn, 38, with second-degree burglary, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor stalking, assault and battery, and interfering with emergency communication. She is currently being held in the Henderson County Jail under a $60,000 bond. The little girl is in the custody of the Department of Social Services.
McGillis — who has been outspoken in the past about surviving a brutal rape back in 1982 — talked to local station WLOS about overcoming attacks throughout her life:
Hang in there, Kelly!
Our prayers go out to the little girl, and we hope her mother gets the help she needs.
You can read Miz McGillis’ full post (below):
[Image via Twitter.]