Woman Tied Up, Robbed At Gunpoint Inside North Columbus Home


UPDATED: Monday December 10, 2012 8:18 AM

Authorities were searching for the person who tied (up) a woman and robbed her at gunpoint.

Amanda Browning said Sunday that she was grateful to be alive after a stranger arrived at her home and put a gun to her head.

"This is your home," Browning said. "You're supposed to feel safe."

Browning said she no longer feels safe after the violent Saturday afternoon attack.

"Guy came up, put a gun on me," Browning said. "Pretty much forced me in the house."

Browning said she first attempted to fight off her attacker.

"Threw me on the couch, (I) tried to kick him," Browning said. "He punched me in my face and tied me up."

Browning said the man made his way through her home, taking cash and other items.

"I didn't know what he wanted or even if after he got what he wanted, if I was going to be alive or not," Browning said.

Luckily for Browning, her attacker did leave.

"After he left I heard my neighbor outside, but I couldn't get to the door to open it," she said.

Eventually Browning made her way to her phone and called for help, ending the nightmare.

"It's a lot to take in all at once," Browning said.

While her physical injuries are minor, Browning said that her healing is only just beginning.

"I carry bruises around all the time from work and running into things and so that stuff will heal," Browning said. "It's the security that will take a lot longer to heal."

Browning said that her neighbor saw the attacker leaving her home. He was gone by the time police arrived.

A description of the man was not available.

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