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Homeowner Shoots Prowler With Rubber Bullets(OR)
kxl.com ^ | 27 January, 2012 | NA

Posted on 02/01/2012 12:58:47 PM PST by marktwain

January 27, 2012, 3:30 pm

A prowler got more than he bargained for early this morning when he tried to break into a home in St. Johns. The homeowners noticed an open gate and things out of place last night, so the husband slept downstairs and armed himself with a 12-gauge shotgun.

He heard noise just before 4:00am and confronted a man at his back door trying to get inside, firing three rounds, hitting the suspect who rode off on a bicycle. Officers searched the neighborhood around North Seward and Willamette Boulevard, finding and arresting 54-year-old Oscar Taylor Jr. behind a church. He was treated for a wound and taken to jail, but has yet to be charged.

The homeowner bought the gun in 1970 and says he hadn't fired it in more than 40 years. He loads the shotgun with three rubber bullets followed by a lethal round. The weapon was seized for evidence, but authorities do not anticipate any criminal charges against the homeowners. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will review the case and present it to a Grand Jury.

Earlier this week, a La Center homeowner fatally shot a prowler.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; or
It is hard to argue with success.
1 posted on 02/01/2012 12:58:57 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Rubber bullets? From a shotgun?


2 posted on 02/01/2012 1:01:30 PM PST by dis.kevin (Dry white toast)
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To: marktwain

The weapon was seized for evidence,

I hope the SEIZED WEAPON will be returned or will it end up in some cops gun collection.


3 posted on 02/01/2012 1:04:49 PM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: marktwain

I can understand nor wanting to kill someone and his method appears to work.

In the fall there was a self defensive stabbing near me by an armed CCW holder. Said he didn’t want to escalate the situation any more than he needed to. Said he had the gun in one hand and the knife in the other.

Personally I think I’d shoot someone who still came at me when I had a gun and a knife.


4 posted on 02/01/2012 1:05:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bikerman

I hope there is a neighbor who can loan him a replacement until he can get his firearm back.


5 posted on 02/01/2012 1:06:37 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: dis.kevin

“Rubber bullets? From a shotgun?”

Haven’t you ever heard of a liberal shotgun from Loony Lefty Oregon that shoots condoms instead of bullets?


6 posted on 02/01/2012 1:08:31 PM 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

I wouldn’t call it success. I would say the homeowner was very very lucky.

Fail = “firing three rounds, hitting the suspect who rode off on a bicycle.”


7 posted on 02/01/2012 1:09:05 PM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: marktwain
finding and arresting 54-year-old Oscar Taylor Jr. behind a church

I hope the next time, and I am sure that there will be a next time, someone uses a lethal round and ends the life of Oscar Taylor, Jr. And, if Oscar Taylor, Sr. is still alive, someone should give him a good kick in the arse for doing such a fine job raising his son.

8 posted on 02/01/2012 1:09:57 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: bikerman

You’ve got that right. I knew a Kentucky state police officer that used to show off his growing gun collection.

He probably had 30 guns that he got from criminal cases. He could even tell me what crime each individual gun was used in. Kind of a strange collection.

Those lockers aren’t as secure as one would think!


9 posted on 02/01/2012 1:13:56 PM PST by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: marktwain

I heard this one on the news the other day. It got me curious enough to try to look up rubber shotshells. I did find that there are some VERY unusual shotshell loads out there:
http://www.firequest.com/exotic-shotgun-ammo.html


10 posted on 02/01/2012 1:14:33 PM PST by Rio (DNRC)
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I can tell you this if anyone is stupid enough to break into my house it won’t be a rubber bullet he gets hit with...


11 posted on 02/01/2012 1:24:01 PM PST by PLD
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To: marktwain

I can tell you this if anyone is stupid enough to break into my house it won’t be a rubber bullet he gets hit with...


12 posted on 02/01/2012 1:24:23 PM PST by PLD
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To: marktwain

I can tell you this if anyone is stupid enough to break into my house it won’t be a rubber bullet he gets hit with...


13 posted on 02/01/2012 1:24:59 PM PST by PLD
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To: marktwain

I can tell you this if anyone is stupid enough to break into my house it won’t be a rubber bullet he gets hit with...


14 posted on 02/01/2012 1:25:56 PM PST by PLD
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To: PLD

sorry about so many post..


15 posted on 02/01/2012 1:30:12 PM PST by PLD
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To: Rio
I did find that there are some VERY unusual shotshell loads out there:

Indeed. I keep a load of some unusual rifled slugs in my 12 ga Mossberg 500a.
They have the rifled slug that is made of nylon which sits behind a .65 caliber ball. It turns your shotgun into a pump-action or semi-auto musket. Surprisingly accurate with good range.

16 posted on 02/01/2012 1:31:41 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: marktwain
It is hard to argue with success.

True. Nevertheless, I will continue to rely on my peacemaker with hollow points of the 45 caliber persuasion.

17 posted on 02/01/2012 1:52:12 PM PST by stevem
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To: cripplecreek

A dead person doesn’t sue. They also don’t come back with “friends” when they are well.


18 posted on 02/01/2012 1:54:33 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I have 7 shot to get their attention, and buck and ball to take em out.


19 posted on 02/01/2012 1:57:56 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: marktwain
Actually, when confronting a bicyclist, it's best to be armed with a steak:


20 posted on 02/01/2012 2:19:53 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: bikerman
The weapon was seized for evidence

That makes as much sense as seizing a security alarm from a bank if it went off during a robbery, then publishing that fact in the news media for all to know. The police should only seize someone's protection if they provide a replacement. They need it even more.

21 posted on 02/01/2012 2:25:05 PM PST by Reeses
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To: Rio

Bookmarked for future reference..thanks. I wonder what the guys at the range will think of the “Macho Gaucho” shells.


22 posted on 02/01/2012 2:28:55 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: BatGuano

It would be interesting to fire some of those “creative” loads just to see what happens.


23 posted on 02/01/2012 3:42:56 PM PST by Rio (DNRC)
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To: SgtHooper; Bloody Sam Roberts
I have 7 shot to get their attention, and buck and ball to take em out.

My top two rounds are 00 buck for close quarters work and then it's rifled slugs all the way down, in case there are other zombies firing from cover. I live in the boonies so I'm not worried about penetrating any walls.

That said I'm thinking of getting an auto shottie. I'm less quick with a pump than I was when I was a wee sprite.

24 posted on 02/02/2012 6:28:24 AM PST by jboot
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To: jboot

I just received my Mossberg 930 SPX, but have yet to test it out. Yes, 00 buck is good all the way around. I do not have slugs, may be time to get some!


25 posted on 02/02/2012 8:17:19 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

Ahh, that is a NICE shottie. Exactly what I want! Envious, I am!


26 posted on 02/02/2012 10:46:16 AM PST by jboot
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