MIAMI (WSVN) — The victim of a home invasion Friday evening turned the tables on the alleged perpetrator when, police said, she stabbed the suspect.

According to City of Miami Police, the woman called 911 after she confronted a suspect who entered her home at 3121 N.W. 15th St., just after 6:30 p.m.

The homeowner, who was identified to be in her 40s, was in her kitchen cooking and had left her door unlocked. Police said the trespasser entered and demanded money. "She was preparing supper. She was sitting in her dining room table cutting up some spices when a man walked in. She didn’t know the man," said Miami Police Officer Kenia Fallat.

According to Fallat, the resident was able to stab the suspect after he attacked her pet. "She gave him the money in fear of losing her life, but he chose to kick the dog as she went looking for other things that he was demanding. That is when she grabbed the knife she was cutting the spices with, stabbed him. He fled from the scene."

Investigators said the woman hit her head during the ordeal and lost consciousness. They said she woke up about an hour later and called police.

Crews reported to the home and the woman, who reportedly suffers from epilepsy, was treated for minor bruises on her head and is expected to be OK.

Police said the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money. He remains at large.

If you have any information on this home invasion, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.

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