Hayden Panettiere was left fearing for her life during a break-in at her home, revealing she locked herself in the bathroom as burglars attempted to smash their way into her house.
The Heroes star was home alone when her burglar alarm went off and she decided to hide until police arrived.
She tells E! Online, "It was the scariest moment of my life. The alarm was going off and off and off, but no one was coming. As soon as I knew what was happening, I grabbed my Taser (stun gun) and my cellphone and locked myself in the bathroom. I called a friend that lived close and I called my dad."
Panettiere eventually climbed out of the bathroom window to make a run for safety and encountered a team of police officers all holding guns.
She adds, "I was sitting and shaking by the toilet, but then was like, 'S**ew this! I'm not waiting for somebody to come barging in.' So I crawled out the window.
"I'm running with this Taser in my hand and I run around the corner of the house and I've got like seven police with sniper rifles and lasers on me. I'm going, 'Don't shoot! Don't shoot me, please!'"