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92-Year-Old Farmer, WW II Veteran, Fatally Shoots Home Intruder
wibw,com ^ | 5 Sept 2012 | Chelsey Moran

Posted on 09/06/2012 6:17:08 AM PDT by smokingfrog

VERONA, Kentucky (CBS, AP) -- A home intruder was fatally shot in a Kentucky home by 92-year-old farmer and World War II veteran Earl Jones, who reportedly said he had no fear of the man and aimed "right for his heart."

Jones he heard a noise in his basement around 2 a.m. on Monday and grabbed his .22-caliber rifle. He said the intruder, 24-year-old Lloyd Maxwell, came up the stairs and kicked open the basement door to his home in northern Kentucky's Boone County.

The war veteran said he served in the military from 1941 through 1946. He sat in a chair with a clear view of the basement door, and fired when the intruder burst in.

"I aimed right for his heart," said Jones, who served in the military from 1941 through 1946. "I didn't go to war for nothing. I have the right to carry a gun. That's what I told the police."

Jones said he had no fear as he waited for the intruder.

(Excerpt) Read more at wibw.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; deadperp
Watch the video here (USA Today & Gannet links)

http://www.usatoday.com/video/1823947341001?csp=taboola

http://news.cincinnati.com/videonetwork/1822997437001?odyssey=mod|tvideo2|article

1 posted on 09/06/2012 6:17:11 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

I love stories with a happy ending.


2 posted on 09/06/2012 6:21:40 AM PDT by wbill
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To: smokingfrog

my new hero!


3 posted on 09/06/2012 6:23:52 AM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: smokingfrog

Just like Clint Eastwood, this guy is past the age where he cares what he says or what others think. Good for him.

Me. At age 57, I would still say I feared for my life as ‘the system’ can still hurt me. Don’t want to become another Zimmerman.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 6:24:43 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: smokingfrog

the gun shown in the video, if that was the weapon he used (they may have taken his ‘.22’ to check for forensics etc)

but if that was the weapon it was not a .22 it was a Harrington & Richardson Topper Model 20 gauge shotgun.

but I would expect newsjackoffs to get it wrong.

at the end of one of the videos, he said “That’s not America” as the cops made him put up his hands. 92 and he knows the score.


5 posted on 09/06/2012 6:34:45 AM PDT 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: smokingfrog

I love a happy ending, too!
I’m glad this was in Kentucky. Can you imagine what would have happen to this guy in Massachusetts?


6 posted on 09/06/2012 6:37:44 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: smokingfrog
From an earlier inteview: “I was hoping another one would come up – I aimed right for his heart,” Jones, who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1941 through 1946, told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “Was I scared? Was I mad? Hell no,” Jones told the Enquirer."

Oops…never talk to the press after a shooting. They are not your friend. Words like that will come back to haunt you in court, should a local prosecutor chose to make his political career by hanging you out to dry: “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, by his own words he was NOT scared. He was NOT mad. “Aimed right for the heart” in cold blood. He hoped another would come up the stairs so that he could kill him too!”
7 posted on 09/06/2012 6:39:22 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Little Ray
It is great to read a ‘good news’ story with my morning coffee.
I hope the old gent gets another medal.
TWB
8 posted on 09/06/2012 6:43:19 AM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: Vaquero

The gun he posed with looked like an antique.


9 posted on 09/06/2012 6:43:26 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Thank you for the links smokingfrog. Interesting that USAtoday edited their tape. They didn’t tell us he’d been robbed a number of times before - 4 or 5.


10 posted on 09/06/2012 6:49:19 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: PowderMonkey

It’s probably a good thing he’s 92.

Kind of hard to make an example out of somebody who may up and die on you before you are done.


11 posted on 09/06/2012 6:51:06 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: smokingfrog

Punk wasn’t lucky.


12 posted on 09/06/2012 6:55:07 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: smokingfrog

Not just one intruder and not just one intrusion. They had the old man under siege within his home. He ought to get a bounty for killing the no account.

http://www.fox19.com/story/19471140/men-involved-in-fatal-home-invasion-appear-in-court

There are mugshot online of the decedent as well, so ha has some kind of record.

Job well done, and again there ought to be a bounty paid to Jones.


13 posted on 09/06/2012 7:04:44 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: smokingfrog
A thief scopes out an old woman's house to rob it. He reviews the scene for 2-3 days and one evening when she finally leaves, he goes over and breaks in through a basement window. Stumbling through the darkness, he tries to find the wall to head toward the stairs up to the house.

In the darkness, he hears a voice which sounds like the old lady. The voice says, "I see you, and Jesus sees you!". He just can't understand how that could be, but having no fear of the old woman, he continues. He hears again, "I see you, and Jesus sees you!". Loudly, he says in the darkness, "Shut up old woman, and I won't hurt you!" He presses on. Finally he finds the wall and goes down it looking for the light switch. He hears one more time, "I see you and Jesus sees you!". He says, "Shut up, or I'll beat you into silence!"

Reaching the light switch, he flicks the light on. Looking up, he sees a parrot in a cage and the parrot says again, "I see you, and Jesus sees you!". Laughing, he breathes a sigh of relief, realizing the bird was trained to say that by the old woman. He looks up the stairs and sees a huge Doberman sitting at the top of the stairs which begins to snarl. Suddenly, the bird shouts, "Sic 'em Jesus!"

14 posted on 09/06/2012 7:20:42 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: smokingfrog
The best thing about the story (okay, 2nd-best thing) was the fact that the surviving burglars are being charged with evidence tampering - because they hauled the dead/dying perpetrator out of the house.

Way to go, Mister District Attorney!!!

15 posted on 09/06/2012 7:51:43 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth. (J.I. Packer)
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To: smokingfrog

no....though it could be...the topper model has been made since 1893 and is still made today.

it is a single shot break open shotgun with external hammer cocking that came in .410, 20, 16 and 12 gauge. I had one in 12 gauge that I gave to my brother who upgraded and traded it(plus cash) for a pump shotgun.

very simple, always works, and devistating at close range.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 7:54:24 AM PDT 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: smokingfrog

Not many WWII vets left. Or Korean War vets for that matter. In 1990 I would see WWII vets at my VA hospital/clinic. It’s been years now since I’ve seen any. They must all have passed away.


17 posted on 09/06/2012 7:58:56 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Vaquero

I still have/shoot my Grandfathers’ 20g H&R. I shoot the recommended “high brass” type shells. 4 or 6 shot works well.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 10:45:52 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Guilty but not prosecuted? Sounds like a liberal to me.)
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To: smokingfrog

Bless him.


19 posted on 09/06/2012 12:21:27 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: smokingfrog

The late Mr. Maxwell wasn’t too smart.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 12:29:01 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: smokingfrog

He don’t dial 911. he dials bang.


21 posted on 09/07/2012 12:34:09 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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