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Armed Woman Holds Suspected Burglar (Ala)
Mobile Press-Register ^ | 3-30-2007 | Nadia M Taylor

Posted on 03/30/2007 3:47:08 PM PDT by blam

Armed woman holds suspected burglar

Friday, March 30, 2007
By NADIA M. TAYLOR Staff Reporter

A mother who had just dropped off her daughters at school Wednesday morning held a suspected robber at gunpoint after she returned home to find him in her south Mobile driveway, Mobile police said.

Lelia Richardson left her Parkway Drive home at about 7 a.m. to take her two daughters to school, police spokesman Officer Eric Gallichant said Thursday.

When she returned about 50 minutes later, she saw an unfamiliar car under her carport and the door to her home open. The door frame was busted and splintered from where someone had apparently kicked it in, Richardson said.

"That's when I knew exactly what was going on," Richardson said. "I called 911 before I got out of the car and then I got my pistol ... just in case he tried to do something to me."

Richardson pulled into her driveway and blocked in the unknown car and a man she had "never seen before in my life" walked out of her home, she said.

"I saw him coming out of the house, and he walked up toward me to see who I was and that's when it all happened," Richardson said.

Richardson asked the man who he was, and he told her that he lived there, she said.

"I said, 'Not unless you moved in during the last hour,'" Richardson said.

The woman drew her pistol -- "I always carry it for protection," she said -- and told the man not to move until police arrived.

"He told me, 'Please don't shoot,' and he said he was going to put everything he took back in (the house)," Richardson said. "And he did. He put it all back in my den."

Richardson kept her weapon drawn while the man returned her things, she said, and kept her pistol on him until officers arrived and arrested him.

"You just have to be prepared for anything," she said. "I like to make sure if anything happens that I'm able to protect me and my kids."

Richardson said that through the whole ordeal, she was never once scared for her life.

"Because I knew if he came to me, I was going to shoot him," she said. "I didn't want to hurt him. I didn't want to shoot him, but I didn't want him to do anything to me."

Investigators found some stolen property from inside Richardson's home and a small amount of marijuana in the man's car, Gallichant said.

Jedadhai Powell, 20, of Mobile, was charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree marijuana possession, Gallichant said.

Powell was being held Thursday at Mobile County Metro Jail in lieu of $3,500 bail, the jail log showed.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armed; banglist; burglar; woman
Ms Richardson is a Black woman and Powell is a White punk. Stay armed.
1 posted on 03/30/2007 3:47:10 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Do you feel lucky punk?

He didn't.

2 posted on 03/30/2007 3:58:06 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: blam

Now this is what a Dixie Chick is supposed to be like !!


3 posted on 03/30/2007 3:59:24 PM PDT by Ecliptic
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To: blam
SUUUUHHHHHHHHH--WEEEEET!!!!

Way to go Mom!!!

4 posted on 03/30/2007 4:27:48 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The answers remain available; Wisdom is obtained by asking all the right questions!)
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To: nnn0jeh

ping


5 posted on 03/30/2007 4:37:02 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: blam
But officer, the gun went off by accident!!

Lady, I might believe you.... but you shot him six times...

Just making sure it was an accident, officer.

;)

-Traveler

6 posted on 03/30/2007 4:40:42 PM PDT by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

BANG!!!


7 posted on 03/31/2007 9:52:03 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: blam; EdReform; Ladysmith; Petruchio; PeterPrinciple; alpha-8-25-02; F.J. Mitchell; B4Ranch; ...
(((Armed Citizen ping)))



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8 posted on 03/31/2007 4:57:40 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; All

" Leila, ya got me on my knees
Leila, I'm beggin darlin, please"


9 posted on 03/31/2007 5:46:54 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary, if you want America finished off!)
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To: blam
"He told me, 'Please don't shoot,' and he said he was going to put everything he took back in (the house)," Richardson said. "And he did. He put it all back in my den."

Is this a Dumb Blonde Joke? He was stalling for a chance to take advantage of her...

10 posted on 03/31/2007 5:53:26 PM PDT by tubebender (Whom keeps stealing my Tag Line???)
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To: tubebender
" He was stalling for a chance to take advantage of her..."

Probably hoping she'd let him go free.

11 posted on 03/31/2007 5:55:53 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

...errr, frankly, I'd get my gun out first, THEN call 911. But that's just me... ;o)

Kudos to Ms. Richardson!


12 posted on 03/31/2007 10:04:44 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) "These lefties are terminally inebriated on dishonesty." The Nuge)
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To: Ladysmith

A'int just you.

My wife and I will (1) get the gun, (2) call 911 if possible, (3) announce and either let the BG leave or hold him, depending upon circumstances. Of course, if the BG moves towards either one of us.....


13 posted on 04/02/2007 8:35:21 AM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: dashing doofus
...BLAM-O!!
14 posted on 04/02/2007 7:02:23 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) "These lefties are terminally inebriated on dishonesty." The Nuge)
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