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Burglar is shot by store owner
The Record Herald ^ | August 3, 2007 | Tyler Miller

Posted on 08/03/2007 5:54:54 PM PDT by monkeycard

GREENCASTLE - An Antrim Township mini-mart owner who has been the victim of several recent burglaries shot an intruder during a confrontation early Thursday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Merlony Colaco, 29, has seen his Molly Pitcher Mini-Mart at 13640 Molly Pitcher Highway burglarized more than half a dozen times since March.

Colaco has owned the store for a year and a half. The first year was relatively tranquil, but in March the establishment was robbed four times in 14 days. In one incident, Colaco held a woman at bay with a gun until police arrived.

On Thursday at 1:46 a.m., Colaco pulled the trigger when Thomas Philip Candeloro Jr. allegedly approached him after breaking in a side door.

“I shot him because he was coming at me,” said Colaco this morning. “I didn't shoot him because he was stealing the cigarettes.”

Colaco said he has never shot a gun in his life and believes his actions were in self-defense.

Candeloro, 44, of Baltimore is listed in critical but stable condition in Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore. His two companions made off with 58 cartons of cigarettes estimated at $2,600, which they hauled off in a trash can, according to Colaco.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: armed; bang; burglar; citizen
"Asked whether Colaco's shooting has been deemed justifiable self-defense, Dick said the investigation is continuing."

Self defense is always justifiable.
1 posted on 08/03/2007 5:54:55 PM PDT by monkeycard
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To: monkeycard

This guy was being terrorized by hoodlums. He needs an armed guard, or sell the store.


2 posted on 08/03/2007 6:10:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Its okay. After he shoots a few deader than disco they will stop.

You might be surprised at how well it has worked in Florida.


3 posted on 08/03/2007 6:12:56 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: bill1952

“You might be surprised at how well it has worked in Florida”

Hey, I’m all for it!


4 posted on 08/03/2007 6:18:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: monkeycard
Colaco said he has never shot a gun in his life and believes his actions were in self-defense.

He owns a gun and has never fired it before? Get some training, ASAP!

5 posted on 08/03/2007 6:25:59 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: monkeycard
...burglarized more than half a dozen times since March.

...the establishment was robbed four times in 14 days. In one incident, Colaco held a woman at bay with a gun until police arrived.

The usual quality of the libtard press reporting on anything involving self protection and firearms. Do any of these mental idjits even know the difference between a "burglary" and a "robbery". If so, they certainly don't know how to write a simple, intelligible story about either one.

But I do love the outcome, and hope the owner isn't charged, and does get some range time.

6 posted on 08/03/2007 6:35:30 PM PDT by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: monkeycard

Yes


7 posted on 08/03/2007 7:29:44 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: SheLion; Gabz

And we can thank the government for setting the price of a carton of cigs at $44.83 each -which makes it SO beneficial to steal them in the first place.

But, I’d be willing to bet that the enemedia will report something about this story like, “Desperate smokers risk lives for their fix,” to put the blame on everything except where it belongs.


8 posted on 08/03/2007 7:38:56 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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But, I’d be willing to bet that the enemedia will report something about this story like, “Desperate smokers risk lives for their fix,” to put the blame on everything except where it belongs.

You're correct. And there is a large contigent of FReepers that will agree with the spin of the enemedia.

9 posted on 08/03/2007 7:47:01 PM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Ping


10 posted on 08/03/2007 7:48:49 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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(((Armed Citizen ping)))



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11 posted on 08/03/2007 8:01:07 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Being normal is not neccessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.")
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To: monkeycard
Colaco said he has never shot a gun in his life and believes his actions were in self-defense.

He did Good, but he needs to do some Target-Practicing!

12 posted on 08/03/2007 8:46:50 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; RandallFlagg

Thanks for all of your pings, Dave. “Enemedia”...I’ve seen it before but had forgotten about it. Good term. So many times it is the most accurate description. Thanks for mentioning it.


13 posted on 08/03/2007 8:51:24 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: monkeycard

Another victim of the cigarette tax - smoking really does kill.


14 posted on 08/03/2007 10:10:07 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: NonValueAdded; DaveLoneRanger; Joe Boucher

Castle Doctrine trumps Camel (Salem, Marlboro, etc.) Doctrine!


15 posted on 08/03/2007 10:13:51 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Kitty Mittens
"He did Good, but he needs to do some Target-Practicing!"

Additional target practice is always good, that would allow for using a tighter choke in the shotgun.
16 posted on 08/03/2007 10:14:01 PM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: NonValueAdded
"Another victim of the cigarette tax - smoking really does kill."

Smoking, a dying habit.
17 posted on 08/03/2007 10:27:20 PM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: Disambiguator

Indeed! With proper training he might go 3 fer 3 ‘stead of 1 fer 3 like this time.

Crime problem solved...


18 posted on 08/03/2007 11:18:26 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (impeachment-it's not just for democraps anymore.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
I want to join those thanking you for the ping

And YEAH, if you own a gun, take it to the range, for crying out loud!

AND my personal opinion is that anybody who names a store "The Molly Pitcher Mini-Mart", is so offending the gods of good taste that he'd better expect bad Karma. Of course, on the Karmic scale, his decision NOT to call it Ye Olde Molly Pitche Mini Marte" is probably why things aren't worse for him.

19 posted on 08/04/2007 3:42:31 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: monkeycard

And where are the cops?
Donuts are up at Dunkin Donuts?


20 posted on 08/04/2007 4:13:11 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: monkeycard
Someone tried to rob the Molly Pitcher Mini-Mart?

Doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

21 posted on 08/04/2007 6:26:44 AM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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