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VIDEO: Instagram Model Engages Home Invaders In Gunfight

Hialeah, FL – A popular Instagram model grabbed a gun and defended her family when masked men with guns broke into her Florida home earlier this month (video below).

Ansley Pacheco’s husband, Daniel Pacheco, was having friends over to watch the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals on Oct. 4 when two masked men followed guests into the Hialeah property with guns in hand, the Daily Mail reported.

The home invasion was captured on the couples’ interior and exterior security cameras, and showed the armed, masked men running through the gates and taking the guests captive at gunpoint in the driveway.

When Daniel Pacheco opened the door to his guests’ knock, video showed the two men armed with Uzi submachine guns pushed into the room and pointed their weapons at the people inside.

Then they began robbing them, the Daily Mail reported.

Ansley Pacheco, an Instagram model known for posting raunchy pictures social media, said she was in the bedroom when the gunmen burst into the house, WPLG reported.

“While I was in the bathroom, I started to hear the commotion, I started hearing, ‘Get down, get down, give me everything you got,’” she recalled.

“I went to the nightstand,” Ansley Pacheco explained. “I grabbed the gun and I opened the door. I saw one of the guys face-to-face with me. He told me to put my gun down. I just shook my head no, and then I said, ‘Don’t shoot me, my son is in here.’”

She said the gunmen fired multiple shots into the bedroom where she was hiding with her son anyway.

“They shot at me about seven times, six, seven times,” Ansley Pacheco said.

“You know, they could’ve killed him, they could’ve killed me. They didn’t care at all,” the model told WPLG. “We don’t [know who they are], but I really hope they get caught.”

Ansley Pacheco said she fired back at the gunmen and they fled the home.

Security videos showed her husband ran into the bedroom and grabbed the gun from her and then chased after the home invaders as they fled from the property.

“They finally just ran out,” the model explained. “My husband ran and got the gun and shot back at the vehicle that was leaving.”

The robbers jumped in a getaway car and fled the area, the Daily Mail reported.

No one was injured during the exchange of gunfire, according to the New York Post.

“I just knew that I had to do something, and my first instinct was to grab the gun and defend my husband and my son,” Ansley Pacheco said.

Ansley Pacheco has 169,000 followers on Instagram and models for subscription-based service OnlyFans.

However, it wasn’t known whether the masked armed robbers knew whose home they were invading, the Daily Mail reported.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:

Written by
Tom Gantert

Tom Gantert graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Tom started in the newspaper business in 1983. He has worked at the Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan), Lansing State Journal (Michigan), Ann Arbor News (Michigan), Vineland Daily-Journal (Michigan), North Hills News Record (Pennsylvania) and USA Today (Virginia). He is also currently the managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Tom is the father of a Michigan State Police trooper.

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