Florida woman fights off home intruder, tells him 'I'm not your mama'

A woman in Florida got a rude awakening on Monday when she went to go check on a fire alarm and ended up in a fight for her life.

Alice Coleman said she woke up to a fire alarm going off and opened the front door of her Fort Lauderdale apartment to see what was happening. But that's when Fort Lauderdale police said 34-year-old Fitzroy Morton confronted her.

“He was telling me, ‘No, mama. Everything gon’ be all right,'” Coleman told WSVN. “‘Everything’s not going to be all right. I’m not your mama. I don’t know who you are. Get out of my house.'"

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Morton then tried to push his way into Coleman's apartment armed with "a big butcher knife," the 61-year-old told WSVN.

“I was able to bite him, and I didn’t even have my teeth in my mouth like now,” Coleman told the television station. “My brother said, ‘How did you bite him?’ I said, ‘With the little teeth I got, I bit him!’ I felt some kind of danger. I sensed it, and I seen that look on his face. My life were in danger.”

Coleman said she was eventually able to fight off Morton and run out of her apartment.

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“I ran out, and when I ran out, he locked himself in here,” Coleman told WSVN. “Locked me outta my own place.”

The 61-year-old was able to run to a neighbor's home and call police. Authorities took Morton into custody shortly after.

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Broward County Jail records show the 34-year-old faces three felony charges, including two counts of burglary and false imprisonment. Morton appeared in court on Tuesday, where a judge denied bond, according to WSVN.

Coleman said now when she opens her front door, she'll have a different plan going forward.

“I’ll be more careful from now on when I open my door,” she said Tuesday. “I’ll open my door with my Taser, because I have one.”