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Deputies: Mother defending home shot, killed intruder
WFTV-TV ^ | Friday, Nov 25, 2011 | WFTV-Staff

Posted on 11/27/2011 6:05:56 PM PST by VeniVidiVici

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

A woman shot and killed a home invader after he opened fire and shot her in the arm, according the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies in Apopka said two armed men broke into a garage of a home on 18th Street and Leroy Court at about 12:30 a.m. on Friday and demanded money from the woman's boyfriend, Lionel Griffin.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: apopka; banglist; gun; killed; mom
This is a great story. Bad guys follow the family home from Black Friday shopping at Walmart early Friday morning.

Bad guys pistol whip the dad hold a gun on the kids. Mom get her own gun and shoots/kills one bad guy. Other bad guy flees - where he is met outside by a NEIGHBOR and HIS gun.

Read the article and watch the short clip. Pretty funny stuff.

1 posted on 11/27/2011 6:06:07 PM PST by VeniVidiVici
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To: VeniVidiVici
My local paper says 'inflation's keeping crime down'.... Yeah right. They say criminals don't have to pay as much for 'stuff' and that's causing crime statistics to drop. LOL - the real reason crime's going down is because citizens are fighting back.

The new cost of crime is death - not a prison cell with gang banger friends and four squares...

2 posted on 11/27/2011 6:17:31 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: VeniVidiVici

my wife’s motto is:

Veni,
Vidi,
Visa

I came,
I saw,
I purchased


3 posted on 11/27/2011 6:24:22 PM PST by MindBender26 (Stop bothering me with minor issues. I'm too busy trying to save our country from Obamaism)
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To: VeniVidiVici

my wife’s motto is:

Veni,
Vidi,
Visa

I came,
I saw,
I purchased


4 posted on 11/27/2011 6:24:41 PM PST by MindBender26 (Stop bothering me with minor issues. I'm too busy trying to save our country from Obamaism)
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To: VeniVidiVici

“The family said they believe they may have been targeted because they had returned from Walmart where they spent a lot of money. They had just unloaded several gifts from their vehicle.”

This is a serious MO. I almost had the same thing happen when coming home from Best Buy after buying a laptop. When you pay, there is no bag, so the whole world can see you walk into the parking lot with it. I get to my house and there is a car dead on my tail. I caught it just in time and drove by my house, but he kept on me. After a doubling back, I decided to head to the police station, and he dropped off. Of course I filed a report anyway.

So watch out...it’s an easy crime for them these days.


5 posted on 11/27/2011 6:27:42 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: BobL
This is a serious MO.

Yes, it is. A few years back we actually had people getting tailed on their way back from the local GUN RANGE! Bad guys would wait till the victim would pull into his driveway then jump out of their own car and rob the victim at gun point. Of his own guns.

Situational awareness at this time of year especially, is paramount.

6 posted on 11/27/2011 6:35:43 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: MindBender26
my wife’s motto is: Veni, Vidi, Visa I came, I saw, I purchased

I see your wife and my ex-wife must hang out with the same crowd. :-)

7 posted on 11/27/2011 6:36:58 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: VeniVidiVici

“A few years back we actually had people getting tailed on their way back from the local GUN RANGE!”

Yipe!!! Hadn’t heard that, but it makes perfect sense.


8 posted on 11/27/2011 6:38:11 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: GOPJ
the real reason crime's going down is because citizens are fighting back.

And and the trend should continue as more states are giving their citizens the freedom to protect themselves.

North Carolina's new Castle doctrine takes effect Dec. 1st.

9 posted on 11/27/2011 6:42:49 PM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: BobL

That is a horrifying story, BobL! I am so glad that you saw something suspicious. Once again, it pays to be aware of your surroundings (even driving) at all times. I do know it is recommended NOT to place big ticket item boxes on the curb or in the recycling box (especially after Christmas). I don’t know how many times that I have seen a computer box, XBox box etc... the first trash pick up day after Christmas.


10 posted on 11/27/2011 6:44:54 PM PST by momtothree
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To: VeniVidiVici

18th. and Leroy Ct.

Say’s a lot.


11 posted on 11/27/2011 6:45:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

It is a semi-rural area of older homes. Not the greatest mainly because of the area around it but there are certainly worse neighborhoods in Apopka.


12 posted on 11/27/2011 6:51:35 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: VeniVidiVici

Yeah! The place looked pretty good in the picture.


13 posted on 11/27/2011 6:59:50 PM PST by Venturer
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To: VeniVidiVici

Just think, this wouldn’t have happened in NYC or Chicago. You would have had a dead dad, three dead or wounded kids, a girlfriend raped and beaten and probably dead and a couple of wounded or dead neighbors who came out of their houses to investigate.


14 posted on 11/27/2011 7:12:27 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


15 posted on 11/27/2011 7:16:28 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: VeniVidiVici

One reason I always have a loaded gun handy on my way back from the range.


16 posted on 11/27/2011 7:21:20 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Thank goodness she had the constitutional right be armed and the courage to rescue her family, even while she was injured. What a brave mom.


17 posted on 11/27/2011 7:29:21 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: VeniVidiVici
Very bad headline at first glance: "Mom defending home shot, killed..." Looks very wrong. Why not "Mom defending home shoots, kills..."

Most headlines are written in the present tense to bring currency and relevance to a lot of news that is 6-24 hours old. It's odd that this news outfit sought to portray a person defending her home as becoming a victim of her right to defense. Am I reading too much into this?

18 posted on 11/27/2011 7:31:30 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: VeniVidiVici

Mine is a Life Member of both the NRA and the American Express Hall of Fame!

:)


19 posted on 11/27/2011 8:09:04 PM PST by MindBender26 (Stop bothering me with minor issues. I'm too busy trying to save our country from Obamaism)
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To: momtothree

“I do know it is recommended NOT to place big ticket item boxes on the curb or in the recycling box (especially after Christmas). I don’t know how many times that I have seen a computer box, XBox box etc... the first trash pick up day after Christmas.”

Thanks. As far as boxes go...EXACTLY. I go through a difficult process of breaking up and folding boxes, and then putting them in plastic bags, before disposing of them. One of my neighbors had them fully intact, as if he was DISPLAYING them...it’s mind-boggling how unaware people can be.


20 posted on 11/27/2011 8:12:04 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: MindBender26

Veni
Vidi
Visa!

That was still funny the second time!


21 posted on 11/27/2011 8:20:16 PM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I read a story of a man who was robbed in the parking lot of the gun store - they took his new purchase right out of his hands. I wish that had turned out differently, like the guy was already a CCW holder.


22 posted on 11/27/2011 8:44:10 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: VeniVidiVici
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23 posted on 11/27/2011 9:02:02 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: rabidralph
It's odd that this news outfit sought to portray a person defending her home as becoming a victim of her right to defense. Am I reading too much into this?

Nope, you have it exactly right.

The media are the lowest scum on the planet - and that's saying something.

24 posted on 11/27/2011 9:33:39 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: GBA
North Carolina's new Castle doctrine takes effect Dec. 1st.

North Carolina will soon see a steep drop in crime...

(while liberals debate if the drop is happening because of lack of inflation or a new version of midnight basketball... )

25 posted on 11/28/2011 7:40:03 AM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: BobL
Years ago, wifey was on a jury involving a case where a follow-home dude beat up a woman in her garage while robbing her.

The thrust of much of the case was 'did she fall down outside the garage or inside the threshold' - it made quite a difference as to the severity.........much more degree of guilt if she'd gotten knocked down within the garage.

26 posted on 11/28/2011 7:46:17 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: momtothree
Last Christmas wifey got me something I'd wanted for a long time.....a 'Skil' brand lithium ion rechargable power cutter; it makes slicing up a huge box a thirty second job - zips through cardboard and plastic like soft butter.


27 posted on 11/28/2011 7:53:07 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ErnBatavia

Very cool gift! Sounds like your wife must know you very, very well! I bet you were happy as a clam when you opened that gift!


28 posted on 11/28/2011 8:06:44 AM PST by momtothree
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To: rabidralph
You might be reading too much into this.
This IS Florida.
We generally shoot to kill, in self-defense. Especially when defending our homes and family.
I thought the headline ok, but it would have been more accurate if it had read:
“Wounded Mom defending home shot, killed intruder.”

To bad the accomplice got away...for now.Prayers for the family.

29 posted on 11/29/2011 4:43:27 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: sarasmom

Well, the fact remains that experienced journalists write headlines in the present tense to make the content seem relevant. And headlines are short and to the point :-)


30 posted on 11/29/2011 5:58:11 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph
The title of “experienced journalist” is about on par with “successfull used car salesman”, nowadays.

The only people willing to buy what they sell, have already decided on the price they are able to pay.

And the next time a reporter rudely shoves a mic in front of my face, I will break the battery cover.
Go ahead, try and get that part replaced!
LOL!

31 posted on 11/29/2011 6:27:59 PM PST by sarasmom (At this point it's either Cain or I write in Mickey Mouse.)
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To: sarasmom

LOL!


32 posted on 11/29/2011 6:44:50 PM PST by rabidralph
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