For Leia Little, an order of protection was not enough to make her feel safe from her violent ex-boyfriend - so she bought an alarm to wear around her neck in case he came near her, police said.

On Saturday, she got her money's worth when her former beau broke into the 21-year-old woman's home at 2:45 a.m. and attacked her, police said.The alarm alerted the police and neighbors, who came to the young woman's aid and held Davis until authorities arrived.

The 26-year-old man already was wanted on a warrant for breaking into Little's home earlier in the month and assaulting her.