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Aloha couple wakes up to man beating them with tiki torch(OR)
katu.com ^ | 25 December, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 12/26/2011 6:54:54 AM PST by marktwain

ALOHA, Ore. – An Aloha couple woke up Christmas morning to a man hitting them with a tiki torch.

Washington County deputies are investigating the incident, which started with a home invasion, according to spokesman Bob Ray. It happened at a home on 209th Street.

According to Ray, a man believed to be on drugs broke into the back door of the home while the couple was asleep, grabbed a bamboo tiki torch and took it into the bedroom where he beat the couple with it.

The husband, who has not been identified, grabbed a handgun in self-defense and a bullet discharged during a struggle.

No one was hurt, Ray said. The bullet went into a wall.

Deputies arrived at the home and took the suspect, who has not been identified, into custody. They took the man to a hospital for a mental evaluation and planned to book him into the Washington County Jail.

The woman in the home was also taken to a hospital to treat an anxiety attack, Ray said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; napl; or; oregon
I would say that being beat on in your own bedroom is being hurt.
1 posted on 12/26/2011 6:55:00 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

How dare you sir?


2 posted on 12/26/2011 6:56:15 AM PST by jocon307
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To: marktwain

Aloha. Tiki. Oregon.

Yeah, those things all go together.


3 posted on 12/26/2011 6:58:51 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: marktwain

The Criminal Rights Nazis will find some way to charge the homeowner and his wife for some crime....its Oregon.

A little better aim, and, one less criminal on the streets


4 posted on 12/26/2011 6:59:18 AM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: marktwain

This story went well right up to the time the home owner didn’t shoot the guy.


5 posted on 12/26/2011 7:05:01 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: marktwain

A man kept a loaded gun in his bedroom...in the Peoples Democratic Republic of Oregon??? Oh, he’s going to jail!


6 posted on 12/26/2011 7:05:23 AM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Larry Lucido

“Aloha. Tiki. Oregon.

Yeah, those things all go together.”

and then they ‘planned to book him into the Washington County Jail.’

yet I can’t get the Hawaii Five-0 theme out of my mind while I read this story.


7 posted on 12/26/2011 7:11:38 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: marktwain

Never mind I thought this story was about Obama....sarc.


8 posted on 12/26/2011 7:11:40 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: marktwain

I thought folks in Hawaii were all googly eyes about the Obamas? No?


9 posted on 12/26/2011 7:25:14 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Larry Lucido

“Aloha. Tiki. Oregon.
Yeah, those things all go together.”

As the old saying goes...
KEEP PORKLAND WEIRD.
(Aloha is a suburb of Porkland.)


10 posted on 12/26/2011 7:40:14 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marktwain
An Aloha couple woke up Christmas morning to a man hitting them with a tiki torch
Saw aloha and tiki, projected my own feelings, and immediately thought Obamas were the couple, oh well.
11 posted on 12/26/2011 7:46:48 AM PST by D1X1E
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To: marktwain

Oh, Oregon.....I thought this was about the Obama vacation again..........


12 posted on 12/26/2011 7:49:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: marktwain
grabbed a handgun in self-defense and a bullet discharged during a struggle

Those darn bullets discharging all by themselves! Especially during "a struggle." One of several struggles the bullet was involved in?

13 posted on 12/26/2011 7:56:08 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like waking up to an assailant beating you with a Tiki Torch in your bedroom.

It’s the total “Jimmy Buffet” experience!


14 posted on 12/26/2011 7:59:08 AM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: marktwain
The husband, who has not been identified, grabbed a handgun in self-defense and a bullet discharged during a struggle.

Never bring a tiki torch to a gun fight.

15 posted on 12/26/2011 8:14:59 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: marktwain

What? He thought they should have carriage house lamps instead? Another laid-off HGTV host.


16 posted on 12/26/2011 8:50:03 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: marktwain

Wouldn’t happen at our house,the perp would need to get past the German Shepherds to reach our bedroom.If by some miracle he DID reach the bedroom,he’d be shot dead in the doorway.


17 posted on 12/26/2011 9:28:41 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: SeaHawkFan

I live in Aloha, this is less than a mile from my house. Weird things happening around here lately, car prowls, break ins, ect. Depends on what side of the tracks you are on, north of TV Hwy has the highest # of people on fraud stamps and public assistance in Washington Co. rough area, we are south of there, older ‘hood but well kept.

Wash. Co. has a high number of carry permits too.


18 posted on 12/26/2011 9:43:37 AM PST by enraged
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To: Grizzled Bear; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Wasn't this an old Brady Bunch episode?


19 posted on 12/26/2011 10:14:16 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: enraged
Wash. Co. has a high number of carry permits too.

I see the problem. Get rid of the carry permit laws. Crime will go down--this despite the worry of that big fat girl on Criminal Minds, that citizens being able to carry their own firearms is the point at issue. By the way, she thinks nothing of using her big fat fingers to break into private data bases and anything else that tracks private citizens.
20 posted on 12/26/2011 10:17:12 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: Slings and Arrows

22 posted on 12/26/2011 10:32:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

OK, I asked for it.


23 posted on 12/26/2011 10:36:30 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: marktwain

They should have repelled him by throwing a can of pineapple rings at him.


24 posted on 12/26/2011 10:42:34 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

"How 'bout a nice Hawaiian Punch?"

"Sure!"

25 posted on 12/26/2011 10:44:13 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Larry Lucido

Didn’t you carry a Tiki Torch instead of a nightstick?


26 posted on 12/26/2011 12:22:51 PM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: Eaker; humblegunner; sit-rep

I used to borrow Sit-rep’s tiki torches!


27 posted on 12/26/2011 12:28:32 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: righttackle44

I don’t know WTF you are trying to say.

I mentioned the Carry permits meaning that there are a lot of people ready, willing, and able to defend themselves in this county. It does not surprise me this guy could not get an accurate shot off. Being woken up with a beating is not really a tactical advantage.

I carry 24/7.


28 posted on 12/26/2011 12:32:47 PM PST by enraged
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To: enraged

Well howdy, neighbor!

I’m a few blocks down the street from there also.

Ten years ago, this was a rural area.

Now it seems as Aloha grows, the creeps are creeping in.

I thought I got away from all that when we moved here from Portland.


29 posted on 12/26/2011 12:36:21 PM PST by derllak
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To: Bryanw92

You show your ignorance by mistaking City of Portland proper for all of Oregon.

Oregon usually interprets self defense quite (forgive the term) liberally.

State law even allows shooting to stop an arsonist, among many other “non-violent” felonies in progress, let alone to defend self or others.


30 posted on 12/26/2011 2:53:20 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Yes I do. I never lived in Oregon. I did live in Washington and I know that the Left side of WA is nothing like the Right side. Unfortunately, the Left side seems to have most of the political clout. Oregon seems to have the same problem. There are conservative areas of Massachusetts and Maryland too, but overall the states are left-leaning.


31 posted on 12/26/2011 3:48:29 PM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks marktwain. Okay, it's now officially grounds for reviving "The X-Files".
32 posted on 12/26/2011 8:08:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: derllak

Cool I’m near 196th and southview. Beer sometime?


33 posted on 12/27/2011 11:55:51 AM PST by enraged
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