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Homeowner kills burglar in Dallas (TX)
Dallas Morning News ^ | October 16, 2007 | Bryan Titsworth/Staff

Posted on 10/16/2007 4:57:25 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

A would-be burglar is dead, after targeting the wrong house early Tuesday morning.

Police said the homeowner confronted and shot the intruder about 4:10 a.m. inside a small garage at the back of his property in the 3600 block of Cortez Drive, a few blocks north of Dallas Love Field.

The unidentified burglar was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

According to investigators, the shooting appears to have been justified.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; bang; banglist; txarmedcitizen
This happened about three hours ago. A nice fresh armed citizen story to go with your morning coffee.
1 posted on 10/16/2007 4:57:26 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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2 posted on 10/16/2007 4:58:14 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.")
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To: DaveLoneRanger

“A nice fresh armed citizen story to go with your morning coffee”.

...Thanks! The only story that would make it better is if Bill thought there was an intruder in HIS garage and it was Hillary.


3 posted on 10/16/2007 5:00:34 AM PDT by albie
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To: DaveLoneRanger

That should save the prison system some money.


4 posted on 10/16/2007 5:02:49 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: albie
"...Thanks! The only story that would make it better is if Bill thought there was an intruder in HIS garage and it was Hillary."

Or Pelosi, Schumer, Kennedy, Reid, Durbin, etc., etc......

5 posted on 10/16/2007 5:04:26 AM PDT by traditional1 (GO TRIBE !)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

This is the kind of news I like to hear. Good guys 1 - bad guys 0.

6 posted on 10/16/2007 5:05:08 AM PDT by stratboy
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Don’t mess with Texans.


8 posted on 10/16/2007 5:34:40 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: DaveLoneRanger
A nice fresh armed citizen story to go with your morning coffee.

Thanks, that's exactly how I'm reading. I came this close (holding fingers together) to moving to Texas when I retired from the USAF. Spent about two months in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and outside of getting onto the freeways, thought it was a great place to live. Alas, wife found work in Ohio, and after her having followed me around for near 20 years, it was my turn. ;)

9 posted on 10/16/2007 6:01:17 AM PDT by kAcknor ("A pistol! Are you expecting trouble sir?" "No miss, were I expecting trouble I'd have a rifle.")
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Oh shoot.


10 posted on 10/16/2007 6:02:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Castle Doctrine pings. This is why I love living in Texas.


11 posted on 10/16/2007 6:04:13 AM PDT by LoneStarGI
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Good. One less scum.


12 posted on 10/16/2007 6:04:17 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: DaveLoneRanger

That is pretty swift on the reporting side of this...They even have the location “Frapped”...

Not sure I’m digging that side of the deal, but hey...Only a stupid person would think to do anything there anyway...

What am I saying??? hehehe

Come on stupid people!!! Go there and voice your dissension!!!

But only do it at 4am in da mo-nin!!!

I know, I am such a stinker!!!


13 posted on 10/16/2007 6:06:14 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: DaveLoneRanger
The unidentified burglar was rushed...through the most scenic ares of the city you’d ever imagine and on the way the EMT driver stopped at each Kodak Photo Opportunity Spot along the way so that photos could be taken for the family album and they even stopped at that new home made ice cream store to try each of the 33 flavors and to reminisce about old times...all on the way...to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he later died...from excessive blood loss.

It was too bad really. Everyone was at a loss to explain it. Everyone was so broken up about the tragic loss of life for this young promising fine upstanding beacon of light in the community that they all went back and had some more of that terrific ice cream and took some more photos.

14 posted on 10/16/2007 6:09:34 AM PDT by woollyone (Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities- Ayn Rand)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Hopefully he won’t have to kill the burlar again.


15 posted on 10/16/2007 6:29:27 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: stevie_d_64
What does "frapped mean". Is it when the cops on the scene stand around drinking iced coffee drinks from Starbucks?

Huh?

16 posted on 10/16/2007 6:31:02 AM PDT by -=SoylentSquirrel=-
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To: DaveLoneRanger

From the story...

A Ledbetter-area business owner fatally shot a suspected burglar on Sunday, the second time in three weeks that he has killed a prowler, police said.

Well now...


17 posted on 10/16/2007 7:26:08 AM PDT by tubebender (My weight is perfect for my height... which varies...)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
More good news in this story: The case is one of several in recent weeks in which a home or business owner has shot an intruder.
18 posted on 10/16/2007 7:26:20 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: JoeGar
That's right "Dont Mess with Texans"...

Sunday night around 10pm, the wife was coming home and noticed 3 men wearing black run between some houses into the alley. After she told me I grabbed my flash light and jump into the car, I noticed some police around that same house, explained to them what she had seen, confirming to the police what the neighbors had also reported...

Unfortunately, we could not find them...We have had a bunch of theft from garages in our quiet little community just east of Dallas.

19 posted on 10/16/2007 7:28:28 AM PDT by Texans
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To: -=SoylentSquirrel=-
I am going to risk my unsullied reputation and guess it has to do with the Google map pin pointing the location?
20 posted on 10/16/2007 7:31:04 AM PDT by tubebender (My weight is perfect for my height... which varies...)
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To: -=SoylentSquirrel=-

The real here: Good bird!! HELLO....


21 posted on 10/16/2007 7:36:52 AM PDT by dallascsr
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To: dallascsr

real “hero” here


22 posted on 10/16/2007 7:37:33 AM PDT by dallascsr
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To: DaveLoneRanger

ThankyousirmayIhaveanother? LOL

This story reminds me of one a coworker shared with me.

Before automation cut so many crew, everyone was pretty tight. One guy happened to be running errands close to another’s home, so he dropped by for a visit. Welp, nobody answered the door. Seeing as the other fellow lived out in the relaxed country, the visitor let himself into the house calling, “Hello?” He got halfway across the living room when, from the other side of the wall, came a small, clear voice saying, “I love you.” The amorous speaker repeated the message. The visitor got the creeps from that isolated voice with its unvarying answer, and fled the house.

It was the homeowner’s parakeet.


23 posted on 10/16/2007 7:40:13 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: Texans

They seem to be getting bold lately. My mother’s neighbor was burglarized last week. “They” knocked down the front door. The neighbor had been grocery shopping. She got home to a broken down front door, went CAREFULLY inside and called 911 just as she saw someone leave through the back. This is in a neighborhood in north Arlington.

That’s when you want a concealed handgun! I would not have entered the house without a gun.


24 posted on 10/16/2007 7:45:19 AM PDT by Peanut Gallery ("An armed society is a polite society.")
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To: Peanut Gallery

I worry about my family during the day, we are in a homeschooling coop. so most days the wife and kids are at home...My wife and my oldest son know where the guns are and how to use them though...That reminds me, time for some more target practice.


25 posted on 10/16/2007 7:54:31 AM PDT by Texans
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To: kAcknor
Your wife can have a "girls night out" with these ladies in Texas...... I doubt that they do this in Ohio.

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26 posted on 10/16/2007 7:59:58 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: albie; DaveLoneRanger
“A nice fresh armed citizen story to go with your morning coffee”.

Life is great...sitting here drinking coffee, my sales assistant is wearing a short dress again, and the new Fox Business Network is great......and a homeowner took out the trash so I, one day, wouldn't have to".

27 posted on 10/16/2007 8:14:12 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: -=SoylentSquirrel=-

Its that Microsoft mapping thing where you can put a “tag” on a map and bubble off some details about something or yourself on that website...

I’ve seen it around for a while...I think thats what they call it...

I just noticed it on the newspapers website accounting of the incident...(Just over to the right of the story on the link provided)


28 posted on 10/16/2007 8:17:21 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: DaveLoneRanger
This happened about three hours ago. A nice fresh armed citizen story to go with your morning coffee.

Good job!
29 posted on 10/16/2007 9:50:14 AM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: Dick Vomer
I doubt that they do this in Ohio.

No they don't. But she'd feel right at home. ;)

30 posted on 10/16/2007 12:09:13 PM PDT by kAcknor ("A pistol! Are you expecting trouble sir?" "No miss, were I expecting trouble I'd have a rifle.")
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Parrot chirping “hello” wakens Texas man who shoots burglar
2 hours ago

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g2G1Imt4rB3lxf9npnM4QukdKqCw

CHICAGO (AFP) — A parrot chirping “hello” woke his Texas owner up to find, and then shoot, a burglar in his garage Tuesday, local media reports.

“I guess you could call him a stool pigeon,” owner Dennis Baker told the Dallas Morning News.

It was the fifth time the home, which is also used as a locksmith shop, was burglarized this month.

So when Baker woke to the sounds of Salvador, his Mexican Red-headed parrot, saying “hello, hello” he knew something was wrong.


31 posted on 10/16/2007 1:50:49 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (US Constitution Article 4 Section 4..shall protect each of them against Invasion...domestic Violence)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
" Earlier this year, Texas lawmakers approved the Castle Law, which removes any obligation for a crime victim to retreat before responding with deadly force when faced with an intruder in his or her home, vehicle or business."

You'd think the thieves would get the message.

32 posted on 10/16/2007 1:55:44 PM PDT by avacado (Republicans Destroyed Democrats' Most Cherished Institution: SLAVERY!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

There’s not really enough information to tell if it’s the same incident!


33 posted on 10/16/2007 2:51:16 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.")
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