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Caretaker at Dayton apostolic temple shoots burglar(OH) ^ | 18 August, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 08/20/2012 8:03:07 PM PDT by marktwain


A burglar who broke into a church Friday night was shot by an armed caretaker who was staying in the edifice because of prior break-ins.

The suspect was in surgery at Miami Valley Hospital and was expected to survive, Dayton Lt. Donald Burden told News Center 7.

The man who fired the shotgun was taken in for questioning, Burden said at 11:30 p.m. Police did not release his name.

The shooting occurred in the basement of the Santa Clara Apostolic Temple, 60 Santa Clara Ave., at Richmond Avenue, shortly after 10 p.m., Burden said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: banglist; church; defense; oh
Churches need to be defended.
1 posted on 08/20/2012 8:03:15 PM PDT by marktwain
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How far we have fallen. Used to be that church doors were left unlocked in case someone felt they needed to go in and pray or find peace and comfort.

2 posted on 08/20/2012 10:09:14 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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Police are investigating whether the suspect was armed or made any threats toward the caretaker, Burden said.

He broke into the church. That's enough evidence of a threat for me.

3 posted on 08/21/2012 4:05:40 AM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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yep...these same cops will empty a mag into somebody for any movement and are trained that inside 21 ft is the dead zone for a knife...go figure...

4 posted on 08/21/2012 4:26:56 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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Just tell the cops you thought the burglar was someone’s 15-year-old blind pet dog. That they would understand.

5 posted on 08/21/2012 4:43:45 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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