Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Monday Was Bad For Criminals

Two stories of armed self-defense that worked.

Store clerk involved in gunfight with would-be robber The first story from Ohio is of an attempted robbery stopped by an armed clerk.
Police said a man entered the Express Mart, 3999 Necco Ave., about 9 p.m. armed with a handgun. The clerk behind the counter pulled out a handgun of his own and both men discharged their weapons, Dayton police Sgt. Scott Lawson said.

The clerk wasn't hit, but the robber was shot in his shoulder and ran.
Police caught up with the goblin at the hospital and took him to jail.

Homeowner Shoots House Intruder | theledger.com Closer to home, a Florida man shot an intruder in his home. While unpacking the car, after returning home from a holiday-weekend trip, an unwelcome guest showed up.
The home is protected by a gate and a sign for a security dog, but the family left a door unlocked as they brought in luggage, and a 23-year-old burglar walked inside, said sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter.

As Mrs. Kilgore called 911, her husband shot the burglar, firing once and hitting him in the torso, Carter said.
The home invader is in the hospital in critical condition.

I am sure that someone will say in the comments "maybe he only needed help..." Here's a clue, if you need help ask for it. Don't walk into my house uninvited and unannounced; you are likely to get shot. (This guy is lucky he didn't get killed.) Scream for help. I would at least call 911.

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