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Burglar Killed Was Homeowner's Friend
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta ^ | 11/12/2010 | The Associated Press.

Posted on 11/12/2010 5:05:27 AM PST by FreeAtlanta

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A homeowner has fatally shot a masked burglar only to learn the burglar was a longtime friend. Ezekiel Wiley says he fired all six bullets at a man who crawled through a busted kitchen window, armed with a screwdriver Wednesday. Wiley said he couldn't see the burglar's face....frpa

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 2ndadmendment; armed; bang; selfdefense
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1 posted on 11/12/2010 5:05:34 AM PST by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta

Not much of a friend.


2 posted on 11/12/2010 5:07:10 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: FreeAtlanta

Weird. Though part of me wonders if all is as represented. Could this guy’s death have been staged?


3 posted on 11/12/2010 5:07:58 AM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: FreeAtlanta

Expect to see more of this as the economy tanks.


4 posted on 11/12/2010 5:08:16 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I’ve explained to my own brother, a recovering addict, that if he breaks into my home in the middle of the night, he should count on being carted out on a stretcher.

I don’t care if the person breaking in is my own mother, if you’re in my home without my permission and breaking in to do so, you’re going to be dispatched quickly.


5 posted on 11/12/2010 5:09:09 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Did Ezekiel quote from Ezekiel first?


6 posted on 11/12/2010 5:10:23 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: FreeAtlanta

I wonder what his enemies are like?


7 posted on 11/12/2010 5:11:29 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

It would be a tragedy if the homeowner had fired upon a friend who was staying over...but this was actually a good shoot, hard as it might be for him to accept right now.

He wasn’t coming over to say “hi.”


8 posted on 11/12/2010 5:13:43 AM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Photo of perp at http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-11-10/story/brunswick-burglar-fatally-shot-longtime-friend

"Rastus, is dat you?"

BLAM,BLAM,BLAM,BLAM,BLAM. BLAM."

9 posted on 11/12/2010 5:14:19 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: trisham
I wonder what his enemies are like?

scarce or extinct.

10 posted on 11/12/2010 5:17:12 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: rarestia

Even with a key, I was always afraid to enter my dad’s home at night. If I had to I would yell loudly that it was me, and even then I half expected to die.


11 posted on 11/12/2010 5:18:16 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Glynn County police found William Bernard Stafford, 47, of Brunswick dead where he fell in Wiley’s kitchen. Stafford, a felon with a history of crimes dating back to 1980, was carrying a screwdriver, police said.

12 posted on 11/12/2010 5:18:21 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Doogle

:)


13 posted on 11/12/2010 5:19:11 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

He who burgles a friend’s house, is off the “friend” list forever!


14 posted on 11/12/2010 5:19:25 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: ASA Vet

I can imagine that being stabbed with a screwdriver must be one of the more painful ways of being attacked.


15 posted on 11/12/2010 5:21:38 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

A friend of mine’s son got into drugs, and apparently he stole stuff from relatives’ houses and houses of friends of the family to pay for his drugs. So this is apparently not all that uncommon with criminals.


16 posted on 11/12/2010 5:24:25 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga
A friend of mine’s son got into drugs, and apparently he stole stuff from relatives’ houses and houses of friends of the family to pay for his drugs. So this is apparently not all that uncommon with criminals.

We have seen it. It gets to a point that the drug is their only friend. They'll rip off friends and relatives with no hesitation at all.

17 posted on 11/12/2010 5:31:14 AM PST by Gorzaloon ("Mother...My Couric itches.")
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To: from occupied ga

I’d imagine it happens a lot more than people realize. After all, who knows exactly what you have and probably a pretty good idea of what it’s worth?

If you have friends who have been busted for drugs or theft before, you can pretty much figure that if they decide to steal from someone, they’re not going to give you a pass just because you’re “buddies”.

Crooks are crooks. They are bad people. That’s pretty much part of the job description.


18 posted on 11/12/2010 5:31:26 AM PST by Ronin (If he were not so gruesomely incompetent and dangerous, Obama would just be silly.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Expect to see more of this as the economy tanks.

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And arson with vacant properties. I remember it well from the Carter years.


19 posted on 11/12/2010 5:31:59 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: FreeAtlanta

OPEN THE DOOR RICHARD! (That’s the boy I rooms with, I know he aint gone out nowhere cause I got all the clothes.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U59OZ2L1C2Y


20 posted on 11/12/2010 5:34:16 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Starve the beast. Save the liver!)
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To: Ronin

Crooks are crooks. They are bad people. That’s pretty much part of the job description.

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Precisely. There is no ‘Crime Fairy’. The murders, rapes and burglaries are committed by people who live nearby.


21 posted on 11/12/2010 5:35:32 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: from occupied ga
You watch your associations. I lived in a duplex when I first got married. The other tenant was, for lack of better words, lower class and had equally or lower class associations. They had their car broken in and their apartment robbed - door kicked in. We, fortunately, never experienced any issues other than loud noises from their side of the building.

I will never forget having talked to the husband when they first moved in. He wanted to become a police officer so he could beat people up. All I did was look a the ground and make a grunting sound like I understood. We didn't become friends.

22 posted on 11/12/2010 5:36:12 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: ASA Vet
"Glynn County police found William Bernard Stafford, 47"

That guy was 47??? Looks more like 67 than 47.

23 posted on 11/12/2010 5:36:46 AM PST by libs_kma (THEY TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE A DOG BECAUSE HE TREATS THIS COUNTRY LIKE A FIRE HYDRANT)
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To: Gorzaloon
Most burglaries are by people or friends of people who have been in the house.
It's a familiar place and defined as a safe hit.
24 posted on 11/12/2010 5:39:03 AM PST by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Who said “old friendships never die?”


25 posted on 11/12/2010 5:42:38 AM PST by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: from occupied ga

the son of my friend broke in and took guns and jewelry...


26 posted on 11/12/2010 5:47:34 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Socialism at work


27 posted on 11/12/2010 5:48:13 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rbg81

My first thought also. I pray this wasn’t a prank.

Although when you play a prank like this you take your life in your hands.


28 posted on 11/12/2010 5:50:37 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Never bring a screwdriver to a gunfight.


29 posted on 11/12/2010 5:51:22 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Never bring a screwdriver to a gunfight.


30 posted on 11/12/2010 5:51:32 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: FreeAtlanta
So you sing a verse of Auld Lang Syne at the funeral, you chuck some dirt on top of his sorry a$$ and you get on with your life...
31 posted on 11/12/2010 5:51:45 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, Ezekiel. And while you’re pondering that aphorism, you might want to get some new friends ... and order up a fresh case of ammo.


32 posted on 11/12/2010 5:53:19 AM PST by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: yldstrk
the son of my friend broke in and took guns and jewelry...

A common pattern unfortunately.. I wouldn't be surprised if my friend's son is either dead or in prison. The friend moved away and I haven't heard from him in several years.

33 posted on 11/12/2010 5:55:09 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Farmer Dean

Expect to see more of this as the economy tanks.
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I don’t believe that burglary in general has anything to do with economic issues. I’m thinking substance abuse...


34 posted on 11/12/2010 5:56:10 AM PST by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: Logic n' Reason

No Christmas card this year!!!!


35 posted on 11/12/2010 5:58:38 AM PST by Carley (WE SAW NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: I still care

Yeah, a prank would make more sense. I had a dark thought that he killed his friend, then staged this to cover it up. Forensics should get to the bottom of that pretty quickly though.


36 posted on 11/12/2010 6:18:57 AM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: from occupied ga

I have a friend who moved and didn’t tell her son where she lived. He kept breaking in and stealing stuff to feed his habit. He has her cell phone number, and she will meet him for lunch or dinner occasionally, but he can no longer come to her house.


37 posted on 11/12/2010 6:19:57 AM PST by Grammy
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To: FreeAtlanta
Note to self: Raise friend bar.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

38 posted on 11/12/2010 6:28:34 AM PST by The Comedian (Time and tide wait for no man. But who needs a bad magazine and cheap soap?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

A true “frienemy”.


39 posted on 11/12/2010 6:32:41 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Ronin

Ditto! Don’t befriend thugs. They were thugs before they met you, and will be thugs first and always. At least, if you don’t count them as ‘friends’ you won’t feel bad at all if you have to defend yourself against them.

I can’t figure this mentality- ‘Yeah, he’s a criminal, been in prison, done some bad stuff, but...he’s my friend.’
You’re either a genetic victim type, or you fit right in with the criminal type. Why do I think the shooter has a criminal record too?


40 posted on 11/12/2010 6:36:34 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

It happens. Sad.

One night we had an intruder. He came after my son with a machete. My son shot him. The perp was a regular b’ball playing friend of my son.

Sad. It happens.


41 posted on 11/12/2010 6:41:54 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: Grammy

That is so sad.


42 posted on 11/12/2010 6:43:06 AM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: ASA Vet
"...was carrying a screwdriver..."

"Hey Ezzie...I'z here to fix yo frigerator like yo axed."

43 posted on 11/12/2010 7:32:35 AM PST by moovova (Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

A de-friending in meatspace.


44 posted on 11/12/2010 8:24:24 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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