WATCH: St. Louis man who went viral defending his house tells his side of the story

Mark McCloskey, the husband in the now famous duo who went viral defending their home with firearms as protesters marched by, spoke out and told his story to Tucker Carlson.

“My wife and I were preparing to have dinner, maybe 70 feet from the gate,” McCloskey told Tucker.

“By the time we looked up and we saw the marchers coming down Kings Highway and getting loud, we looked over the gate and there’s no police there. Our private security wasn’t there. Nobody’s there.”

McCloskey continued “People start coming in. And then a flood of people start coming in,” he said. “They are angry, they’re screaming, they’ve got spittle coming out of their mouth they’re coming toward the house …”

“I turned to my wife and I said, ‘Oh my God, we’re absolutely alone. There is nobody here to protect us.'”

“When I saw that mob coming through the gate with their rage and their anger, I thought that we would be overrun in a second. By the time I was out there with my rifle, the people were 20 or 30 feet from my front wall” he recalled “I was literally afraid that within seconds they would surmount the wall and come into the house, kill us, burn the house down and everything that I had worked for and struggled for for the last 32 years.”

“I saw it all going up in flames and my life destroyed in an instant and I did what I thought I had to do to protect my hearth, my home and my family.”

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