British presenter Myleene Klass received a warning from local police after she scared intruders away from her home by waving a knife at them.
The 31-year-old was in the kitchen with her daughter upstairs when she spotted the teenagers peering in her window just after midnight on Friday.
She grabbed a knife and banged the windows before they ran away.
The mum-of-one was said to be "aghast" and "bemused" at her scolding from the police, sparking further debate about how far people should go to protect themselves.
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