Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

STLtoday - 87-year-old woman fatally shoots man in her home. More on the perils of relying on 911....

Before Larry Tillman started to break into the home of an 87-year-old woman, he first pulled the phone cable out of the side of the house, making it impossible for her to call for help. She was on her own.

Her daughter had given her a pistol after a December break-in in which she had been beaten. Tillman was shot once in the chest after he removed burglar bars from the porch and was trying to break down the front door.

If she was relying on 911, she would have been out of luck. No phone - no 911. She was beaten in December - police are investigating to see if that was Tillman as well. She could have been beaten or killed. [Hat tip to The Ox Rant]

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