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Gun battle in a neighborhood (Armed Citizen in Tucson Defends His "Castle")
WCBD ^ | 2/11/2009 | n/a

Posted on 02/11/2009 5:41:04 PM PST by Pyro7480

A Tucson, Arizona homeowner alerted of an impending home invasion by his security cameras, armed himself and took matters into his hands when four armed suspects attempted to break into his home last week.

In the surveillance video you see a vehicle pull up, and four men run out.

One of them is carrying what appears to be an AR-15 or M-16, a weapon which could be fully automatic.

The robbery happened in broad daylight.

All the action was caught by the homeowners outdoor surveillance system.

“The victim was able to get back inside his house, close his door, semi barricade it, reach for a weapon that was easily accessible,“ said Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy Earl Gieron.

The homeowner shot at the suspects.

He even put a bullet through the windshield of the suspects car, which is also caught on camera.

The four men retreated and took off....

People living in the neighborhood heard all the gunshots, and saw the aftermath....

Lawrence Cruz lives down the street from where the attempted home invasion happened.

“I am very watchful where we live and I think everybody has right to defend their property,“ said Cruz.

Detectives did find the suspect’s vehicle, but the four men are still on the run.

One of the suspects has been identified as 23-year-old Jesus Mendivil.

It’s believed he was shot in the arm.

The three other men are all described as Hispanic males between 17 and 25-years-old.

(Excerpt) Read more at counton2.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; armedcitizen; bang; banglist; crimaliens; gangs; gun; homeinvasion; immigration; secondamendment; selfdefense; tucson
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1 posted on 02/11/2009 5:41:04 PM PST by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

What ever happened to the neighborhood bake sale?


2 posted on 02/11/2009 5:43:11 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Pyro7480

As usual, criminals are cowards. They were expecting an easy unarmed mark and when the home owner shot back, they ran like little children.


3 posted on 02/11/2009 5:45:20 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: Pyro7480

We need to do something about these Amish criminals!


4 posted on 02/11/2009 5:45:50 PM PST by Obamageddon (Birth certificate and college transcripts will be required for Federal employment, Mr. Soetero)
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To: Pyro7480

Entering the garage...”Gimme all your stuff or we gonna kill you man!”

Leaving the garage...{in a very high pitched voice}”RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!!! AIYEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!”


5 posted on 02/11/2009 5:45:56 PM PST by Hazwaste (Liberals love the average American the same way that foxes love the average chicken.)
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To: Pyro7480; rabscuttle385

Did the homeowner send a “gracias” note to former President GW Bush for the open borders and “protecting America” since 9/11??


6 posted on 02/11/2009 5:46:39 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: DTogo

I would guess that this was probably gang related all the way around. (Which doesn’t mean that isn’t some good video.)


7 posted on 02/11/2009 5:47:50 PM PST by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: Pyro7480

You can just see how they were going to be so cool, their raid would be just like the movies.

What a bunch of idiot punks.


8 posted on 02/11/2009 5:48:44 PM PST by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: Pyro7480

Guess da wusn’t up for a real gunfight...


9 posted on 02/11/2009 5:49:37 PM PST by mowowie (')
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To: Hazwaste

And I think one of them was yelling, ‘Let’s go lift some new underwear at WALMART’.


10 posted on 02/11/2009 5:50:49 PM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. - One of General Abram's men)
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To: IGOTMINE

I am a little curious about the victim myself.


11 posted on 02/11/2009 5:50:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Pyro7480
One of them is carrying what appears to be an AR-15 or M-16, a weapon which could be fully automatic.

Is the MSM reporting a dramatic increase by perps using M-16s, AK-47s, SKS and other "assault rifles" in the past 6 months ?

12 posted on 02/11/2009 5:51:19 PM PST by TYVets
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To: Pyro7480

Home surveillance cameras have come way down in price. I suggest everyone that can afford them get them.

Too bad the homeowner didn’t drop a couple of these cockroaches. No doubt a couple of these roaches were illegals, doing their robberies Mexican style in broad daylight.


13 posted on 02/11/2009 5:52:42 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Pyro7480
"a weapon which could be fully automatic"

Or not.

14 posted on 02/11/2009 5:53:08 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: Pyro7480
Yeah, they were real badasses until the intended victim used his firearm.

Too bad they got away.

15 posted on 02/11/2009 5:53:33 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Ping!


16 posted on 02/11/2009 5:53:50 PM PST by Pyro7480 (This Papist asks everyone to continue to pray the Rosary for our country!)
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To: IGOTMINE

Now that I watch the video I suspect the guy was targeted because of his wealth. What little I see of him doesn’t look like a gang banger.


17 posted on 02/11/2009 5:54:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cripplecreek

Probably a business owner, jewelry business...Who knows.

What is know is these types are really becoming targets by organized packs of cockroaches.


18 posted on 02/11/2009 5:56:10 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Criminals who aren't cowards don't last long. A professional criminal has to commit a LOT of crimes to get enough cash to live on, and if he habitually takes risks he'll be in jail or dead within a week or two.

Which is all the more reason to put away career criminals for a long time (no plea bargain) whenever they are caught.

19 posted on 02/11/2009 5:56:13 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (We used to institutionalize the insane. Now we elect them.)
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To: dragnet2

They probably thought they had found an easy target.

They was wrong. LOL


20 posted on 02/11/2009 5:57:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Drango
What ever happened to the neighborhood bake sale?

They were Cub Scouts.......

21 posted on 02/11/2009 5:57:53 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Welcome to Detroit, the Renaissance city......)
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22 posted on 02/11/2009 6:01:15 PM PST by hemogoblin
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To: hemogoblin

Say ello to my leetle frein.


23 posted on 02/11/2009 6:01:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: IGOTMINE
I would guess that this was probably gang related all the way around.

Likely...Hard to imagine it's a random attack in an upper class neighborhood.

24 posted on 02/11/2009 6:03:16 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: cripplecreek

These cockroaches thought they were really cool, until the homeowner victim started opening up on their asses.

I’d pay two bucks to get audio of these CS’s when their windshield was being hit as they fumbling for the keys.

Home security cameras are extremely handy.


25 posted on 02/11/2009 6:04:18 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Pyro7480

Looks like they crapped their pants. LOL!


26 posted on 02/11/2009 6:04:36 PM PST by TADSLOS
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To: PapaBear3625

And that is why they prefer unarmed victims.


27 posted on 02/11/2009 6:05:12 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It’s still disturbing that they attempted a robbery, during the day, with weaponry such as described.

You usually expect a couple of dudes sneaking in at night, one of them has a .38.


28 posted on 02/11/2009 6:08:48 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: IGOTMINE
One of the suspects has been identified as 23-year-old Jesus Mendivil. It’s believed he was shot in the arm. The three other men are all described as Hispanic males between 17 and 25-years-old.
29 posted on 02/11/2009 6:09:21 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: ansel12

If there was justice, they would be killed when they are found.

No way these punks will ever contribute anything to society.


30 posted on 02/11/2009 6:09:43 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; All

Can anyone imagine the outcome of this if the homeowner had not had a gun?


31 posted on 02/11/2009 6:11:40 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: Drango
Hard to imagine it's a random attack in an upper class neighborhood.

Not sure this was sarcasm or not, but this area (Houston and surrounding areas) is seeing home invasions in all classes of neighborhoods.

32 posted on 02/11/2009 6:12:10 PM PST by Hazwaste (Liberals love the average American the same way that foxes love the average chicken.)
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To: Pyro7480

Couldn’t tell if the perps fired at all?

I’d be ashamed of missing 4 targets too cowardly to stand and fire.


33 posted on 02/11/2009 6:17:36 PM PST by G Larry (Obama care means dying in line!)
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To: G Larry

The barricaded homeowner victim had only seconds to react, after seeing his video, and probably only had one small port to fire from.


34 posted on 02/11/2009 6:21:10 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: DTogo

“described as Hispanic males between “

What’s up with the word “Hispanic” in bold letters?


35 posted on 02/11/2009 6:23:53 PM PST by 2dogjoe (Have a Blessed Day)
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To: Pyro7480

bump


36 posted on 02/11/2009 6:39:37 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Pyro7480

Wait, I have a gun in this locked box!


37 posted on 02/11/2009 6:39:47 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (CPA, MBA needs a job - referrals welcome)
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To: Pyro7480

Wait, I have a gun in this locked box!


38 posted on 02/11/2009 6:41:23 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (CPA, MBA needs a job - referrals welcome)
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To: DTogo

Bush’s fault? Give it up, Olbermann.


39 posted on 02/11/2009 6:48:57 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Pyro7480

I still really, really love happy endings.


40 posted on 02/11/2009 6:49:04 PM PST by ataDude (My incredulity has already turned into disillusionment and is now turning into hatred.)
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To: Pyro7480
Good video. Some posters surmised that the victim may be involved in gang activity. Hard to say but I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. Here in SW PA a local Pittsburgh tv station did a study a year or two ago and found that there were well over 300 home invasion robberies in Pittsburgh in the prior year. Some undoubtedly involved drugs/gangs but the ones that I know details about were innocent citizens targeted because they were thought to have money or prescription medication.

That said being the victim of a home invasion robbery is far more likely than being struck by lightning.

41 posted on 02/11/2009 6:51:15 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: Eagles6

Looks like crime pays, perps had nice car and designer clothing. Panzerfaust into the car with jerks in it would have been more spectacular.


42 posted on 02/11/2009 7:09:44 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee!)
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To: Pyro7480
used their own car... not even smart enough to steal a work car. tooo funny.
43 posted on 02/11/2009 7:15:28 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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To: School of Rational Thought

I don’t think you would have time to say it twice. ;)


44 posted on 02/11/2009 7:19:24 PM PST by magslinger (I talk to myself but sometimes I like a third opinion.)
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To: Leo Carpathian

That would have livened things up. ‘Course only the military, police and criminals can have those.


45 posted on 02/11/2009 8:43:06 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: Pyro7480


Two of the perps forgot they drove to the scene of the crime. LOL!
46 posted on 02/11/2009 9:02:40 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: dragnet2

So in a situation like this, which weapon would have been most effective? A shotgun, rifle or a handgun (9mm/.357/40)?

I’m also interested to know just what caused the homeowner to see what was happening via the surveillance cameras. If we had those installed, I know I sure don’t have the time to be watching a monitor 24/7.


47 posted on 02/11/2009 9:13:11 PM PST by ChocChipCookie ("Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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To: Pyro7480

Batten down the hatches as the crime wave spreads from the Mexican across America.


48 posted on 02/11/2009 10:04:30 PM PST by doc
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To: ChocChipCookie
So in a situation like this, which weapon would have been most effective? A shotgun, rifle or a handgun (9mm/.357/40)?

Uzi

49 posted on 02/12/2009 4:40:05 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: ChocChipCookie
So in a situation like this, which weapon would have been most effective? A shotgun, rifle or a handgun (9mm/.357/40)?

I’m also interested to know just what caused the homeowner to see what was happening via the surveillance cameras. If we had those installed, I know I sure don’t have the time to be watching a monitor 24/7.

The stock answer is usually "the weapon you have at hand", but for close-in work my nod would go to a 12 ga. shotgun. YMMV.

My guess about how the homeowner knew he had company would be that he had a motion-activated chime installed with his surveillance cameras. Either that or dumb luck.

50 posted on 02/12/2009 6:17:48 AM PST by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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