Fight Back: Victims Turn the Tables on Pellet Gun-Toting Thugs

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) - It was a home invasion with an unusual ending.  Three men got a rude awakening when they burst into Timber Top Apartments.

Shortly before 1:00 this morning, officers responded to an apartment in the 1000 block of Rocky Brook Drive.

The victims, five males, reported that they were watching television, when three suspects wearing all black clothing entered through an unlocked front door.

One suspect, armed with what appeared to be a handgun, started to pistol-whip one victim when he dropped the gun.

The victim then noticed that the gun was a plastic pellet gun and he told the rest of the victims.  That's when all hell broke loose.

The victims fought back.  They say they ripped the masks off the men and even struck one of the suspects with a golf club.

The "brainaics" got away.

One victim was treated on scene by paramedics for minor injuries.

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