Skip to comments.Cumberland Co. Mother Shoots Home Intruder, Authorities Say
Posted on 03/14/2006 4:49:01 PM PST by NCjim
EUREKA SPRINGS, N.C. -- A Cumberland County mother shot and killed an apparent home intruder Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
The shooting happened on the corner of Eloise Street and Charles Avenue near Fayetteville, where investigators said, a man kicked in the front door of the house, possibly to burglarize the house. The woman, Crystal Strickland, 23, then shot the man, investigators said.
They said Strickland was inside the house when she heard tapping on an outside window. When she went to investigate the noise, she either saw or heard the intruder, who was armed, trying to kick in the front door, authorities said. Strickland then got her gun, shots were exchanged and the intruder was hit.
The intruder, whose name was not released, left the scene in critical condition, but died shortly before arriving to a local hospital.
Authorities said Strickland told them that she did not know the intruder and, at this point, believe the shooting to be a case of a mother trying to protect her children.
Strickland, who is 9 months pregnant, has two other children: one 3 years old and another 1 year old.
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Maybe he got mixed up and thought it was his house and he'd forgotten his key.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!
"Maybe he got mixed up and thought it was his house and he'd forgotten his key."
He won't make that mistake again...
Hip, Hip, Hooray!!
You go girl!
That's what I love, you'd think these dumbass criminals have never heard of a firing rang.
I love happy endings!
It's been pointed out several times that the good guys spend WAY more time at the range, based on the outcome of most of these kinds of stories.
Money well spent.
Good shooting Crystal. Carve a notch in that handle.
Man should have known not to break into the house of a pregnant woman...9 months at that...hormones going crazy and everything.
Actually this just proves that guns cause crime and should be banned. I mean that armed burgular should have been rehabilitated. It probably wasn't even his fault that he turned to crime. Just kidding of course.
once the door is kicked in, "game on"
Once the door is kicked in, "Game Over".
Ahhhhhhh....beautiful downtown Eureka Springs....
Momma bear, with two cubs and one in the oven, is a dangerous critter to mess with.
> Authorities said Strickland told them that she did not know the intruder and, at this point, believe the shooting to be a case of a mother trying to protect her children.
No harm, no foul. Well done, ma'am.
I don't normally rejoice when people get shot and killed -- even when that person is a burglarizing scroat -- but in this case I make an exception.
Home invading is Not On. Invading the home of a 9 mo. pregnant mum is definitely Not On. It's so far outside the accepted boundaries of decent human behavior that it is Way Major Uncool.
So she shot the scroat and he died, and I'll shed no tears for his passing. I hope it hurt.
WAY TO GO MOM!!!!!
She's probably going to be a nervous wreck going in to have her baby so soon after this. I wouldn't feel very comfortable about it. I hope she can leave her little ones in the care of someone in a safer neighborhood.