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Homeowner Kills Armed Robber In Driveway Gunfight
WFTV-TV ^ | 3/16/2010 | Staff

Posted on 03/16/2010 8:43:02 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici

OCOEE, Fla. -- When two gunmen tried to break into an Ocoee house early Tuesday morning, the homeowner pulled out his gun and shot one of the men dead. Another robber ran off after the home invasion on Pomegranate Court.

WFTV gathered new information Tuesday afternoon about the shooter and the robber.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; home; homeowner; invasion; killed
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WooHoo! Some feel good news after a day of more Democrat BS.

Shot at two bad guys, killed one and ran off the other one - at night in his driveway!

1 posted on 03/16/2010 8:43:02 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: VeniVidiVici

Learn and practice “point and shoot” so YOU don’t have to worry about the one that got away!


2 posted on 03/16/2010 8:46:08 PM PDT by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Misleading headline. The OK Corral was a “gunfight” . This wasn’t;)


3 posted on 03/16/2010 8:47:39 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: VeniVidiVici

One for two ain’t bad.


4 posted on 03/16/2010 8:47:59 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: VeniVidiVici

Twouldn’t get no justice in the courts, anyway.


5 posted on 03/16/2010 8:48:21 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: VeniVidiVici

From the article...Meanwhile, homeowner Dave Henry has not been charged in the shooting.

Are they trying to say that he should be????????


6 posted on 03/16/2010 8:51:16 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (Prayers Up! It's our last defense!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I am tearing up....I just love a happy ending...;-)


7 posted on 03/16/2010 8:52:28 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: VeniVidiVici

“Ocoee police said they found the robber, 37-year-old David Butler, face down on top of his gun in the driveway. David Butler later died at the hospital. Police said Butler has an extensive violent criminal history, including an active warrant for a previous home invasion robbery out of Lake County.”

Good thing that he ran up against the wrong man this time.


8 posted on 03/16/2010 8:52:52 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: bigbob
One for two ain’t bad.

Beats any Chicago sports team in a given season...

9 posted on 03/16/2010 8:55:55 PM PDT by IncPen (HEY GORE -- GIVE BACK THE OSCAR! - GIVE BACK THE NOBEL! ANSWER THE HOAX!)
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To: VeniVidiVici
I say well done. There is a huge argument in Topeka about open carry. I really hope that the idiots that are against it get their pie shoved in their face. To my knowledge no gunfights have broken out in the street because someone was packing.

As a side bar, if I saw someone with a gun holstered in public I would go stand by him or her! The odds would be in my favor!

10 posted on 03/16/2010 9:00:48 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: proudtobeanamerican1
From the article...Meanwhile, homeowner Dave Henry has not been charged in the shooting. Are they trying to say that he should be????????

I think this is a standard line they teach in journalism school anymore :-) In Florida, the last time I remember anyone being charged in similar circumstances was about 10 years ago when an old guy shot at two teenagers in his house. I'll have to see if I can find that.

11 posted on 03/16/2010 9:03:48 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Happy ending!


12 posted on 03/16/2010 9:04:36 PM PDT by Palladin (The Obama administration is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Another Obama voter down, apparently. Bet this was not the change he was hoping for.


13 posted on 03/16/2010 9:08:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: proudtobeanamerican1

He’s still probably open for a civil lawsuit by the criminal’s family, or some liberal legal defense group.


14 posted on 03/16/2010 9:09:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
"...Another Obama voter down, apparently.
Bet this was not the change he was hoping for..."


Although it's change that I can believe in!

15 posted on 03/16/2010 9:15:28 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Secret Agent Man
He’s still probably open for a civil lawsuit by the criminal’s family, or some liberal legal defense group.

Florida's latest changes to the Use of Force law (or Castle Doctrine) will not let this happen.

776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.–

(1) A person who uses force as permitted in s. 776.012, s. 776.013, or s. 776.031 is justified in using such force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force, unless the person against whom force was used is a law enforcement officer, . . .

Justifiable Use of Force

16 posted on 03/16/2010 9:42:10 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: VeniVidiVici; Secret Agent Man
"Florida's latest changes to the Use of Force law (or Castle Doctrine) will not let this happen. "

Yup.

The law in Alabama is the same. No civil suits.

17 posted on 03/16/2010 9:48:12 PM PDT by blam
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To: ansel12
.....an active warrant....

in every county in the land, hundreds of active warrants go unanswered, and the Sheriff Departments do very little about it, and municipal PDs even less. Many are for violent crimes. Many of the wanted are well known, even by the police. Frankly, often these people are "too violent" for the cops, who let them slide if they are currently inactive.

This is a national disgrace.

19 posted on 03/16/2010 10:03:10 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama? Definitely eligible to be Prime Minister of the UK.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Another happy ending bedtime story.


20 posted on 03/16/2010 10:22:55 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Next time he should invest in a mini-gun with a tri-pod so he’ll take both down! :-)


21 posted on 03/16/2010 10:28:50 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: blam

Cool! Glad to see they have this covered in Florida. Lots of places don’t.


22 posted on 03/16/2010 10:31:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ansel12

>> police said they found the robber, 37-year-old David Butler, face down on top of his gun in the driveway. David Butler later died at the hospital.

I can just see his momma blubbering away to the neighbors “He be a good boy”. I clearly remember John Spenkelink’s momma doing the same thing after Florida strapped him in “Old Sparky” in 1979.


23 posted on 03/16/2010 11:07:29 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Ocoee police said they found the robber, 37-year-old David Butler, face down on top of his gun in the driveway. David Butler later died at the hospital.

Hey there, buck up little Democrat, I'm sure Mr. Butler will still be voting this November.

24 posted on 03/17/2010 12:03:22 AM PDT by HKMk23 (Lost... Lost... All lost... [ref. "Hook"])
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To: VeniVidiVici

In most states, and I am not insinuating that the article or its author are not implying the homeowner that they should be charged...

But...

In most states ALL homicides are investigated as such, and are reviewed by a grand jury, most of the time as a “no bill” or no charges filed...

Even a “justifiable” shoot (in this case) requires it to be scrutinized as this one will be...

I don’t like to see the insinuation either...But this will be chalked up rather quickly as a win for the homeowner, and a lose for the criminal who rolled the dice and came up on the losing end...As for the criminals buddy (when caught)...That person may eventually be charged with his friends murder...Strange twist of fate, but definetly a twist...

Just my take on this...


25 posted on 03/17/2010 1:02:11 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: Kenny Bunk

I’m really hoping you’re wrong. I’m not saying you’re wrong. I’m just hoping. That’s horrendous if true.


26 posted on 03/17/2010 5:54:35 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Note to self: Never post in a thread about religion again.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Excellent!!

This home and it's environs protected by Smith and Weston!


27 posted on 03/17/2010 5:59:45 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (We are all nine meals short of total anarchy.....think about it.)
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To: proudtobeanamerican1

“Are they trying to say that he should be????????”
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No, that is an automatic line that should be in any well written news report where a person acted in self defense. It is to assure the public that the police are not routinely charging everyone involved with a crime.


28 posted on 03/17/2010 6:55:47 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Hardastarboard
I’m not saying you’re wrong. I’m just hoping. That’s horrendous if true.

Since you're on starboard, I'll yield way and tell you that I hope I am wrong, too! However, in every county in which I have lived, this has been the case. The more rural the area, the more flagrant the abuses, even if fewer in number, because it is damn well known where to find the offenders.

Just look up outstanding warrants in your county. If there are more than 5 violent criminals wandering about who have outstanding warrants, talk to your sheriff. No excuse. If the official to whom you complain uses the word "overwhelmed," more than three times, you're buying.

PS, I will also confess to the crime of being overly fond of the port start, not to mention the port. No need to tell the sheriff about that.

29 posted on 03/17/2010 7:09:20 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama? Definitely eligible to be Prime Minister of the UK.)
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To: Hardastarboard

There are places where the police will not go. This is not what we want to hear but it is the reality.


30 posted on 03/17/2010 7:10:29 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: NatchezHawkneverdies

The other guy probably started running when the gun fire started. I”d like to know what kind of hand gun the homeowner used.


31 posted on 03/17/2010 7:15:12 AM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: VeniVidiVici
This is just disgraceful. Why did the homeowner have a gun…and cash? Oh my!

</liberal>

32 posted on 03/17/2010 7:17:54 AM PDT by TankerKC ("...wankerKC..." --agromination March 11, 2010.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

That’s a Sig ... which I actually prefer to S&W.


33 posted on 03/17/2010 7:18:02 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: RipSawyer

I’ve heard that there are places in the major cities that the cops will only go if they absolutely have to. I tend to believe that a heavily armed representative of the government with radio and back up would be able to go any where they please. Of course, I’m out here in a quiet, leafy community. It’s not my @$$ that gets hurt going to those places.


34 posted on 03/17/2010 8:15:57 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Note to self: Never post in a thread about religion again.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
thats funny, as i was just relayin the story to a bud the other day...

my wife caught a speeding ticket when 39 weeks pregnant, long/short, she almost died in delivery and missed the when it went to court...

deputy showed up on our porch with an arrest warrant like clockwork...

35 posted on 03/17/2010 8:53:06 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Hardastarboard

see my previous...


36 posted on 03/17/2010 8:54:02 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Hardastarboard

Some places where the cops won’t go are rural communities.


37 posted on 03/17/2010 9:12:25 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: RipSawyer

I’ve not heard that. Why is that, do you think?


38 posted on 03/17/2010 10:11:27 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Note to self: Never post in a thread about religion again.)
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To: Hardastarboard

There are still a few rural areas that are rather like the old time mountain “hollers” where strangers stick out like a sore thumb and intruders are not tolerated. There is one near where I live that is said to be like that. I have never driven into it but it is said to have one road in and one road out and it is in the general area of where “Peewee” Gaskins had his own private graveyard. I have been told that there is an area like that not too far from Greensboro, NC also. Of course there are reports complete with pictures now of areas in our national parks that are like enemy camps with marijuana being grown in large quantities. The seizure laws haven’t stopped the growers, they just use public lands now. Then there are the Jihad training camps, one of them is in York county here in SC.

Then there is the matter of law enforcement being called to a location where a gunfight is going on and they don’t show up until they are certain the war is over, then they will go in and investigate. This has been reported in a number of locations. Law enforcement officers are not required by law to endanger themselves, often they do but it is out of dedication, not legal requirements.


39 posted on 03/17/2010 12:15:31 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Hardastarboard

By the way, that is some very good advice in your tag line, I have forgotten it a few times but I am trying hard not to forget it again.


40 posted on 03/17/2010 12:19:23 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: RipSawyer; Hardastarboard; gilbo
In re rural law enforcement:
E.G., The Methamphetamine craze now devastating rural America is very violent. Ditto the marijuana business. Deputies are loathe to confront the people involved unless they are in force, and can definitely get the "drop" on the bastards. The money is huge, so cynical old dog that I am, I might even tend to suspect a modicum, at least, of, heavens forfend, corruption!I know you are shocked. Shocked, I tell you. Forgive me.

Check out your own county. I will bet you right now there are warrants out on people for armed robbery, assault and battery, sexual assault, drug charges, DUI, you name it. Most are people who were arrested and made bail, or were even released on their own recognizance. Illegal aliens are routinely let go "pending trial!" The paperwork, you see, is "overwhelming."

On the other hand, if there is the chance of income for the county involved, your sheriff's department will be at your house PDQ!

41 posted on 03/18/2010 5:55:45 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama? Definitely eligible to be Prime Minister of the UK.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

There is none of that going on here. We used to have a little bit of corruption but one day a whole posse of flying pigs showed up with sixguns blazing and put a stop to all that nonsense. Now the sheriff rides a purple Unicorn and everything is rosy. Of course I must admit that dead bodies are found around the county all too often, only de shadow know what dat about.

At least we don’t have to worry about “Peewee” any more, that little monster was a reality worse than fiction.


42 posted on 03/18/2010 6:17:51 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: RipSawyer
Remember the good old days, when the mysterious dead were usually victims of shine cooked in truck radiators?

BTW, marijuana is NC's new tobacco crop. Staggering money ... and no taxes! BTW, Any truth to the rumors that NC is to be included in Aztlán in the next Secession?

43 posted on 03/18/2010 6:24:55 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama? Definitely eligible to be Prime Minister of the UK.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
If you think this young fellow's duty to the Democrat Party is over, think again.

I believe he will be on the rolls for several lifetimes to come, via absentee ballot. Why not? As we say at ACORN, "He be absent, right?"

44 posted on 03/18/2010 6:27:17 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama? Definitely eligible to be Prime Minister of the UK.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

I don’t think they can stretch Aztlán that far North. They have to take Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina first. If SC secedes again it won’t be so that we can join Aztlán! Maybe if we can move the capital back to Montgomery and start all over we might think about it.

Of course all this is in jest...isn’t it?


45 posted on 03/18/2010 7:07:16 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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46 posted on 03/18/2010 7:22:16 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Bookmark this site, you'll like it: TheArmedCitizen.com)
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To: RipSawyer
Of course all this is in jest...isn’t it?

Heh-heh. Jes kiddin.

CC:
FBI
CIA

47 posted on 03/18/2010 7:26:08 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama? Definitely eligible to be Prime Minister of the UK.)
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To: HKMk23; All

“Hey there, buck up little Democrat, I’m sure Mr. Butler will still be voting this November. “

LOL!!

Pomegranate Road

Smith & Wesson

The REAL anti-oxidants.


48 posted on 03/18/2010 7:26:11 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Geez...that is a Sig Sauer P223; a much better piece than S&W...my Sig P229 in .40S&W is happily resting in my desk drawer at this moment.


49 posted on 03/18/2010 7:34:54 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse ("Peace" is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading. (Anon))
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To: RipSawyer; Hardastarboard

Los Angeles has many of them.


50 posted on 03/18/2010 7:39:16 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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