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78-year-old shoots teen trying to break into his Cleveland home(OH)
newsnet5.com ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Kristin Byrne

Posted on 02/25/2012 6:14:35 AM PST by marktwain

CLEVELAND - A 78-year-old man said he acted in self-defense Thursday night when he shot a teen trying to break into his Cleveland home.

Ted Ziolkowksi rents the house on the 7400 block of Clement Avenue. He said he was staying there last night because he was making some repairs to his place.

Around 11 p.m. Ziolkowski heard a knock on his back door, but didn't answer. Moments later, he heard someone trying to break in. He said he pushed the door open and shot the intruder.

"I just fired a shot at him. He was standing right there. I just fired one shot and my gun jammed,” Ziolkowski said.

Officials told NewsChannel5 the intruder is a 17-year-old boy. Police reports said the teen was shot in his torso and when police responded, a hand gun, a pry bar and a head scarf were laying next him.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; oh
At 17,it is possible that the criminal could learn from this. Unfortunately, it is not likely.
1 posted on 02/25/2012 6:14:41 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

“I just fired one shot and my gun jammed,”

Proper gun maintenance is a must. Making sure your firearm will function with the ammo you use is a close second.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 6:18:45 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: marktwain
Crappy part of town. Lot of 17 year olds there who need to learn a few things.
3 posted on 02/25/2012 6:22:33 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: marktwain

Get off my lawn.....


4 posted on 02/25/2012 6:29:23 AM PST by circlecity
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To: marktwain
Grand Torino redux.

I can't blame him for packing and shooting.
Maybe 17-year-old burglars will NOT thing twice but maybe the slightly OLDER burglars will.

5 posted on 02/25/2012 6:32:13 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: circlecity
no it's more like this

Get off MY LAWN!

6 posted on 02/25/2012 6:33:12 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: marktwain

7 posted on 02/25/2012 6:38:37 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Mouton

a well oiled revolver will give you more maintenance free hours than a semi auto.....unless you shoot it all the time and know its whims...stick with that revolver....


8 posted on 02/25/2012 6:41:21 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: marktwain

I guarantee that the perp was one of “Holder’s People” and Cleveland is a cess-pool of tribal culture.


9 posted on 02/25/2012 6:42:06 AM PST by traditional1
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To: marktwain

This story is obviously a cry to OUTLAW HEADSCARFS!!!!

Soon, only criminals will have headscarfs!


10 posted on 02/25/2012 6:46:09 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: traditional1

What sane person would doubt it? It wasn’t a 17 year old ‘boy’. They get mad when you call them that.


11 posted on 02/25/2012 6:46:38 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Las Vegas Dave

NEO ping


12 posted on 02/25/2012 6:48:00 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: marktwain

More information from a different article:

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2012/02/duplex_owner_wounds_young_intr.html

The ‘yute’ has been arrested for aggravated burglary.

“The yute remained in Metrohealth Medical Center under police guard. His mother said late Friday afternoon that “he’s fighting for his life.”

“She said her son had been in trouble with the law before. She also said he’d been shot before, when he was 14 and he caught a stray bullet in the leg during a gang shootout in which he was not involved.”

“This time he (the yute) “had a screwdriver and popped out the lock. When he pushed open the door I fired one shot,” Ziolkowski. The intruder slumped against the door, and the old man couldn’t open it so he called 911.

The 11 p.m. break-in was the second one of the day, he said. That morning someone had broken into the upstairs apartment “and the carpet had been cut out.”

Between the two burglaries, intruders “busted out three of my doors, the back door, one to the downstairs apartment and one to the upstairs. They’re the old type and you can’t buy them anymore. So I’ll get steel ones and steel jambs. They want a fortune for those.”

Ziolkowski used a .32 cal. Beretta pistol. “I never shot anybody before, not outside of a deer,” he said. “It was dark there and he looked awful big to me.”

The shooting will be reviewed by the city prosecutor, police said. Ziolkowski said he would drop off his weapon at the 4th District Police Station for ballistics tests as police requested. They promised to return it to him. was armed, according to police. They did not identify the weapon, but Ziolkowski said investigators told him it was an ancient chrome-plated .32 cal. Smith & Wesson semi-automatic.”


13 posted on 02/25/2012 7:00:13 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: marktwain; mickie
As a journalism student way back in the olden days, we were taught to put as much of "who, what, why, when and where" as possible into the first paragraph of an article.

I had to hit the link to read at the end of the entire piece that the popped perp was only injured in the shooting.

I guess I'm just a doddering old dinosauer flailing about in the modern journalistic forest preserves of life.

Leni

14 posted on 02/25/2012 7:06:52 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: marktwain
They already made a movie about it!


15 posted on 02/25/2012 7:07:05 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: marktwain

Wait, don’t tell me..he was getting his life back on track and he was an aspiring rapper.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 7:15:52 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Pontiac; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...
Special thanks to Pontiac for the ping.

Ohio Ping!

To be added to the Ohio Ping List, please freepmail (works best),
both LasVegasDave and Flutters.

17 posted on 02/25/2012 7:18:27 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave ("All 57 or is it 58 states must stand together and defeat O-bozo. VOTE HIM OUT!!")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"They promised to return it to him."

The police should have loaners to exchange for the duration and as collateral.

18 posted on 02/25/2012 7:29:32 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Ziolkowski used a .32 cal. Beretta pistol.

They did not identify the weapon, but Ziolkowski said investigators told him it was an ancient chrome-plated .32 cal. Smith & Wesson semi-automatic.

?

19 posted on 02/25/2012 7:33:07 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
This story is obviously a cry to OUTLAW HEADSCARFS!!!!

Soon, only criminals will have headscarfs!

Sounds like a good idea, criminals self-identifying with head scarfs.

20 posted on 02/25/2012 7:39:38 AM PST by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: marktwain

21 posted on 02/25/2012 7:40:14 AM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: hinckley buzzard
Crappy part of town.

It's one of the nicer crappy parts of town.

Ted, the shooter, said in the video, "If my gun hadn't jammed, I'd have emptied it on him." Way to go Ted! I would be very careful, though. All that face time on TV is not so good.

Also, the black guy neighbor didn't seem to have a problem with the shooting. Nice to see.

22 posted on 02/25/2012 7:49:28 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

The S&W was on the perp.

Ted’s gun was the Beretta.


23 posted on 02/25/2012 7:50:42 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Thanks, missed that somehow.


24 posted on 02/25/2012 7:53:35 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: marktwain

When 0 gets through with America, there won’t be anything that’s safe.
When people have nothing they want ‘yours’.
They’ll steal everything that’s not bolted down.
0 wants us to be a third world country, and we see how they act.


25 posted on 02/25/2012 7:59:18 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

I think that I made an error with the cut and paste from the article. But the article seemed to be confused as well, unless the shooter didn’t know what kind of gun he had, and the police identified it to him.

“My gun? It’s the kind that goes ‘bang’, and the thingys come out of this end.”


26 posted on 02/25/2012 7:59:18 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Paine in the Neck
Small world. My very existence is due to the tendency of a Bereta to jam.
27 posted on 02/25/2012 8:05:11 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

Beretta .32ACP Tomcat. I had one. You need a very firm grip when shooting them or they will jam. I never had a problem with it, but my wife was too limp wristed to shoot more than one round out of it.

28 posted on 02/25/2012 8:18:46 AM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: marktwain
"I just fired a shot at him. He was standing right there. I just fired one shot and my gun jammed,” Ziolkowski said.

I know it rarely happens but this is the reason that I keep a revolver in my night stand, I've never heard of a revolver jamming.

It's a .357 and capable of doing some serious damage. One down side is I believe it's the loudest gun I've ever owned, if it ever saves me and my family, maybe I won't notice how loud it is.

29 posted on 02/25/2012 8:23:13 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: traditional1
Cleveland is a cess-pool of tribal culture.

I "browsed" Cleveland in 1963 and didn't think it was particularly bad back then. Of course the only other cities of any size I had to compare it with at that time was St. Louis, Missouri and Washington, D.C.

I've seen people on this forum say there was a time when D.C. was "not that bad", all I can say is they must have been on this mortal coil longer than I have. In my experience it's always been a cess pool.............Probably gotten progressively worse over the years.

30 posted on 02/25/2012 8:30:49 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Graybeard58

That neighborhood was pretty bad back when I was a meter reader, circa 1980. Not absolutely terrible, but definitely on the wrong side of the tracks.


31 posted on 02/25/2012 8:51:32 AM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Vaquero
a well oiled revolver will give you more maintenance free hours than a semi auto...

Hear! Hear!

I know an ex-NYPD armorer who is much into autos. He has repeatedly returned expensive Sig Sauers for repair. Other manufactured autos have also failed him at the range (where he spends a lot of time). He spends hours working on them himself, and they all give him problems. So he’s given up carrying them and has reverted to his S&W revolver.
32 posted on 02/25/2012 8:55:30 AM PST by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: patriot08

He was going back to school and took care of his family.


33 posted on 02/25/2012 8:56:48 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: marktwain

It sounds like Ziolkowski left a crater in the perp.

If it were my script, the kid would be named “Moon.”


34 posted on 02/25/2012 9:07:57 AM PST by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the rollin' homey empire.)
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To: Tench_Coxe

First thing I thought of when I read the headline.


35 posted on 02/25/2012 9:12:59 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Graybeard58
"I "browsed" Cleveland in 1963"

Cleveland, today, is not as decrepit as Deetroit, but it's gaining rapidly. There is NO foot traffic to speak of in the night-time hours, except in well-lit, well-policed pockets such as the theatre District, the Flats area, and around the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From downtown to 100 blocks East, it's a warzone. Nearly ALL businesses have left, and the taxbase is nearly non-existent. Of course, this means it's a corrupt mecca of Democrat politico's, and Union thugs. That's typical of MOST major cities, today, where hard-working, self-dependent types have moved to suburbia and rural areas, leaving behind the socialit-Utopia parasites, who deal drugs, commit crime, and destroy the property (why not; it's never THEIR property, because they have none).

Washington D.C. is another area that you don't travel ALONE, at night, and today, even in the daytime.

36 posted on 02/25/2012 10:15:00 AM PST by traditional1
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To: marktwain

Knock knock, who is there?


37 posted on 02/25/2012 10:27:11 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: MinuteGal

“As a journalism student way back in the olden days, we were taught to put as much of “who, what, why, when and where” as possible into the first paragraph of an article.”

I am not a journalist, but I do need those “who, what, why, when and where” in the first paragraph. If not, don’t read the article.

Also, this is why I don’t read Panamanian newspapers. They never get to the immediate point...Maybe way down halfway in the article.

Life is too short. I don’t have the patience.


38 posted on 02/25/2012 10:45:36 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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