Skip to comments.Deputies: Mother defending home shot, killed intruder
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at wftv.com ...
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.
The new cost of crime is death - not a prison cell with gang banger friends and four squares...
my wife’s motto is:
my wife’s motto is:
“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.
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.
I see your wife and my ex-wife must hang out with the same crowd. :-)
“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.
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.
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.
18th. and Leroy Ct.
Say’s a lot.
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.
Yeah! The place looked pretty good in the picture.
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.
Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.
One reason I always have a loaded gun handy on my way back from the range.
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.
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?
Mine is a Life Member of both the NRA and the American Express Hall of Fame!
“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 dont 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.
That was still funny the second time!
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.
Nope, you have it exactly right.
The media are the lowest scum on the planet - and that's saying something.
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... )
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.
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!
To bad the accomplice got away...for now.Prayers for the family.
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 :-)
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!