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Burglars break in to house, wake sleeping 16-year-old in PRP(KY)
whas11.com ^ | 28 December, 2011 | Claudia Coffey

Posted on 12/28/2011 5:53:22 AM PST by marktwain

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Some scary moments for a 16-year-old who was in bed asleep when two men break into her home in Pleasure Ridge Park.

Residents in the Hunters Pointe neighborhood say this wasn't the first time burglars are breaking in in the middle of the day. It's what this teen did that probably saved her life.

Around 11:30 Tuesday morning Steve Dennison's 16-year-old daughter was asleep in her bed, home alone, when two robbers busted through the back door.

"They took the iron chair and threw it through here. They never bothered to unlock the door they climbed through the door,” Steve Dennison said.

He says his daughter woke up when she heard two men rummaging through the house in Pleasure Ridge Park.

“She thought it was me making noise but when she looked down the hallway she knew something was wrong," Dennison said.

Dennison and his wife would normally be home during this holiday week but both were out running errands. Their quick thinking teen ran into her parents’ bathroom, locked the door, called 911 and called her parents. Within minutes police were on their way and a nearby family member ran to the house to help.

"He walked up to the backdoor on the deck and he had a glock and he was standing at the door and he yelled I'm gonna shoot ya I got a gun, " Dennison said.

The robbers then took off through the front door. They left behind a mess in the master bedroom and stole small electronics and jewelry.

Dennison feels fortunate that’s all they got away with. He knows how lucky his daughter is that she was not hurt.

"She knew exactly what she needed to do . 16-years-old ," Dennison said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; ky
Many 16 year olds would have had the ability and means to arm themselves. It is very good to have reinforcements handy. One of the best things that you can do for defense of your home is to have good relations with your neighbors.
1 posted on 12/28/2011 5:53:26 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Depends on the neighbor. Click here to see what I mean :-)
2 posted on 12/28/2011 5:58:00 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: marktwain

Kids should be trained from as young as possible in how to handle a gun.

But don’t a five year old a glock to try out as one idiot father did.


3 posted on 12/28/2011 5:59:43 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: marktwain
My neighors are more likely to be the ones needing help. Too bad for them.


4 posted on 12/28/2011 6:01:47 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: Jonty30

I recommend airsoft guns as the best contemporary training devices available.

I’m training my young child the safety rules using a cheap springer that looks identical to the “real thing”.

We have added a rule to the “big 4” -
1a) Every gun is real. (until proven otherwise)


5 posted on 12/28/2011 6:05:26 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: marktwain

Thank goodness this teen girl had some training. Who knows what would have happened to her if these two men found her... I shudder to think.


6 posted on 12/28/2011 6:11:26 AM PST by momtothree
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To: marktwain
This article also teaches the benefit of an armed family and neighborhood, "militia". Before the police arrived the nearby family member chased the criminals out of the house. No doubt the fact that he had a firearm made him much more persuasive to the robbers:

Within minutes police were on their way and a nearby family member ran to the house to help.

"He walked up to the backdoor on the deck and he had a glock and he was standing at the door and he yelled I'm gonna shoot ya I got a gun, " Dennison said.

Teach your kids to call 911 and then call a trusted, armed neighbor for backup.

7 posted on 12/28/2011 6:23:01 AM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: Jonty30
My children all know how to shoot, and how to be "hard targets".

We live in the country, not a lot of crime out here, bad guys assume you are armed, and every one is, it is deer season.

8 posted on 12/28/2011 6:24:03 AM PST by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: momtothree

Why the heck would a 16 yo be ASLEEP in the middle of the day?


9 posted on 12/28/2011 7:17:54 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: X-spurt

“Why the heck would a 16 yo be asleep in the middle of the day?”

You obviously don’t have teenagers. They do seem to need a good amount of sleep. My teen balked about naps when he was little... he now takes them when he can (minus the stuffed bear, of course)


10 posted on 12/28/2011 7:20:11 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Parent will either control the kid or the kid will control the parent, the choice belongs to the parent. There is no middle ground.

Yes raised teens and neither were permitted to sleep in my house in mid day, but then again I was not trying to be “friends” with children I was charged with turning into stable productive adults.


11 posted on 12/28/2011 7:55:18 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: X-spurt

Have a nice day.


12 posted on 12/28/2011 7:57:29 AM PST by momtothree
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To: X-spurt

Funniest post of the day!


13 posted on 12/28/2011 7:58:04 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: X-spurt
Dang, that's harsh. How do you know that teen wasn't just taking a nap because they were up early or had a bad night (I'm thinking upset stomach or some other ailment)

My kids worked hard and had jobs (McDonalds hired 15 year olds) so they took an occasional nap later in the day.

Myself? I awake around 4-5am most days so by 11am, I can sometimes be found napping in front of the tv in my favorite chair (if, as now, it's a day off from work)

14 posted on 12/28/2011 8:06:58 AM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: X-spurt

Oh please, get over yourself.


15 posted on 12/28/2011 8:09:24 AM PST by kara37
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To: CAluvdubya

You know what the noob is going to say. He’ll say if you were a good parent raising “productive adults” you should have forced them to stay awake. You see, he’s the only good parent on Free Republic. No one else is raising productive adults. As for me, my teen busts his hump all day. He is up before the sun, takes all advanced and A.P. classes, and stays up late to keep his grades high. He helps me around the house, too. So, if he wants to get some more Z’s in if he is tired, a good parent understands that. One that raised their kids with iron fists don’t.


16 posted on 12/28/2011 8:17:23 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

I totally agree with you! You don’t have to be considered a weak parent to treat your kids with some respect.


17 posted on 12/28/2011 8:43:00 AM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: CAluvdubya

“You don’t have to be considered a weak parent to treat your kids with some respect”.

Isn’t that how children LEARN respect for others? If they are shown respect then they are much more likely to show others respect. If they are shown anger and iron fists.... well, you reap what you sow.

If you ask any pediatrician about teens needing sleep, they will tell you that most teens today aren’t getting enough rest. In fact, our pediatrician actually recommended naps if they need it. I can understand why, too. My son grew five inches in a few months. So, yes... his body actually needed a few naps.


18 posted on 12/28/2011 8:51:44 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree
'My son grew five inches in a few months.'

That's a lot of growing in such a short period of time. My 2 nephews are both 6ft plus. I remember my sister telling me about them waking in the middle of the night crying in pain.

She took the oldest to the doctors because she thought something was terribly wrong. It was literal "growing pains".

She didn't have to rush the 2nd one to the doctors because she already knew.

They used to LOVE measuring themselves against me. I'm 5'3. I think they had me beat by the time they were 12, lol.

19 posted on 12/28/2011 10:35:33 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: X-spurt; momtothree

Hey noob. It’s apparent you don’t know or are familiar w/ momtothree.

Before you get on your high horse and start lecturing a fellow FReeper, take a look at their history.


20 posted on 12/28/2011 10:41:06 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

I actually did take him to the doctor because mono was going around his high school. He was so darn tired. The pediatrician checked his throat, looked at his chart... and then had him measured. No wonder he was so tired. His body was producing skin, muscle, tendons, veins, bone length... to keep up with that length. Yep... it hurt too. Especially at night. There is a huge difference between being lazy and being physically tired.


21 posted on 12/28/2011 10:50:54 AM PST by momtothree
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To: NoGrayZone

I so LOVE you, NoGrayZone!!


22 posted on 12/28/2011 10:52:32 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

I’ve heard of growing pains, but didn’t think it actually existed, physically!

I think the “it” whom responded to you is a troll. Will look into for sure. =)


23 posted on 12/28/2011 11:49:55 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: momtothree

Mega dittos right back at you!


24 posted on 12/28/2011 11:51:29 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: NoGrayZone; momtothree

Let’s make a deal. You keep your 3rd grade nooby atempted bully BS to yourself and I won’t get back in your nosy face, like a hood pitbull.

I know that momtothree is nice, but I would have posted same thing to jimrob.

Have a nice day.


25 posted on 12/28/2011 1:18:42 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: NoGrayZone; momtothree

Let’s make a deal. You keep your 3rd grade nooby atempted bully BS to yourself and I won’t get back in your nosy face, like a hood pitbull.

I know that momtothree is nice, but I would have posted same thing to jimrob.

Have a nice day.


26 posted on 12/28/2011 1:20:28 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: X-spurt; momtothree
"You keep your 3rd grade nooby atempted bully BS to yourself and I won’t get back in your nosy face, like a hood pitbull."

Go for it noob. Heck, I triple dog dare you.

By the way, have you researched momtothree's posting history? Do you even know how?

27 posted on 12/28/2011 1:27:31 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: X-spurt; momtothree; Jim Robinson
"I know that momtothree is nice, but I would have posted same thing to jimrob.

Then why did you not include Jim in your posting?

28 posted on 12/28/2011 1:33:00 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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