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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Of course the MSM will trumpet this as "another tragic gun death" if they mention it at all.
They watch too much TV, and like the gun grabbers, they think a gun is a magic talisman, just needing to be waved around like a wand to have the desired effect. The woman, OTOH, apparently understands that a gun is only a tool, and one that requires some degree of actual skill, obtained by practice, to use properly.
She certainly seemed to have the skill.
Score one for the good gals.
Gee ya think? Good job Mom. I hope she's doing okay
he intruder, whose name was not released, left the scene in critical condition, but died shortly before arriving to a local hospital.
Believe me, it hurt, he was likely screaming
all most of the way to the hospital. He was real quiet when he arrived however. Real, real quiet.
The flip side to criminals being bad shots though is that they rarely hit their intended victims and all too often it is some innocent by stander who takes the bullet, so I've thought about this for a couple of years and I think the best solution to that problem is mandatory CCW's. We take everyone over the age of 21 who has a clean criminal record and arm them. We teach them all how to shoot, we even use tax dollars to fund it. Now we already know that it won't prevent bad guys from committing crimes, but it will make the punishment a sure thing if not immediate. Eventually, there won't be any bad guys left.
Just read yer homepage and had a hoot!
You Texans ought to immediately apply to become Kiwis: we'd welcome you with open arms, as Brothers. We need a colony overseas, and I can't think of a better one than Texas!
(Kidding, mate: but only just. We just have to get used to the fact that yer now part of the USA and we missed out: "snooze you lose" or so they say.)
Tho' we have the population of, say, metropolitan Chicago, us Kiwis punch way above our weight. Y'all would fit in just fine with us rugby-loving Galoots. Most of us can shoot straight despite our Government's preference for us to be unarmed. And we have wide-open-spaces -- but not quite on a Texas Scale -- and we appreciate our neighbors at a distance.
God Bless the Lone Star State. And God Defend New Zealand.
And God Bless America.
Cheers from DownUnder (NZ)
"DieHard the Hunter"
"Maybe he got mixed up and thought it was his house and he'd forgotten his key."
He couldn't identify his house during the day?
I read your post and your home page. You may be a Kiwi but you sure as hell would make a damn good Texan.
Hey, give the man the benefit of the doubt!
Perhaps I forgot my sarcasm flag. :-)
"That's what I love, you'd think these dumbass criminals have never heard of a firing rang."
Do NOT!!!!!!! give them any ideas!
"Now we already know that it won't prevent bad guys from committing crimes, but it will make the punishment a sure thing if not immediate. Eventually, there won't be any bad guys left."
Now you're making sense! "Think of it as Evolution in action."
You know, I lived in Fayetteville for the first 22 years of my life, and my Dad still works at the Kelly plant, but I never heard of Eureka Springs until this article. Boy do I feel dumb...
> I read your post and your home page. You may be a Kiwi but you sure as hell would make a damn good Texan.
That is as fine a compliment as I have ever been paid. Thanks, mate!
Cheers from DownUnder(NZ)
"DieHard the Hunter"
She actually killed the intruder. You gotta love that.
My GF wants a pistol for the house now. I suggested that a shotgun is a much better form of house protection. Just the sound of the shell being cocked scares the bejesus out of ya.
I love when they ask why the Policeman didn't just shot the criminal in the hand or in the shoulder like they see on Magnum PI or on 1 Adam 12.
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