A pregnant Florida woman is a hero, after she came out wielding an AR-15 rifle and reportedly saved her husband and young daughter from a pair of violent Intruders.

The incident happened in Lithia, 25 miles Southeast of Tampa, Florida, at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The would-be thieves got the back door open, drew a pistol on the husband, and grabbed the 11-year-old daughter. According to the husband, he informed the thieves that he had nothing for them, and they said give me everything you got, and it became real violent fast.

One of the robbers reportedly pistol-whipped the husband, and the other began to kick him in the head, creating a scuffle. This caught the attention of his wife, and she walked into the room to see what the noise was. Reports said she found herself dodging a bullet, and retreated quickly to another room, where she grabbed the AR-15 rifle and shot at both thieves.

Here, a Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle is seen on December 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Getty Images

One of the thieves got away, and the other was by hit a bullet fired by the woman; he made it approximately 200 ft out the door and died in a ditch along the road. The woman's husband suffered a fractured eye socket, sinus cavity, and a concussion.

Unlike most stories, this time the AR-15 saved the day. Anti-gun activists like to demonize the weapon calling it an automatic military-style weapon. Well, AR does not stand for automatic rifle. It stands for Armalite model 15 rifle, which is a semi-automatic. It is not a fully automatic weapon, nor does it have an automatic setting

In this case, it was a blessing for the man and the woman to legally own the rifle and defend their home and themselves from what surely would have led to bodily injury, or worse.

Authorities have released no other details, including the identities of the thieves. Authorities are still conducting an open investigation and looking for the individual that got away.

If you have any information on the incident, contacted the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.