Skip to comments.Disabled Homeowner Shoots and Kills Female Buglar(OK)
Posted on 09/17/2012 7:07:29 PM PDT by marktwain
An Oklahoma gun owner shot and killed an intruder who broke into his home last Thursday. Yeah, yeah, we know youve heard this story and stories just like it a thousand times before. This ones a little bit different though, because this time the would-be thief was a woman.
The burglar in question was 50-year-old Mary Kathleen Sanders, but she also brought along two accomplices, 26-year-old Misty Dawn Puskaric and 37-year-old Starr Michelle Timmons. According to reports, Sanders had previously worked for the homeowner and therefore knew that he was disabled.
But just because somebody is disabled doesnt mean that he cant put up a fight -- especially when he's got a gun in his hand.
According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the man was awaken by the three suspects as they burglarized his home. At some point between waking up and confronting the would-be robbers, he grabbed his gun. The homeowner shot and killed Sanders just outside of his home, prompting Puskaric and Timmons to flee the scene. The two women were later arrested by authorities and are being charged with first-degree burglary.
It isnt very often that you hear about a group of women committing a crime against men. Its kind of surprising considering the fact that they could probably get away with it more easily. Studies have shown that people automatically trust women more than men.
Its difficult to imagine how social convention might affect a gun owners decision to pull (or not pull) the trigger. A popular societal rule is youre not supposed to hit a girl, so perhaps some think that translates as youre not supposed to shoot a girl either. Whoever made that rule probably didnt have home invasions in mind, though.
It makes you wonder: what types of criminals would make you hesitate? You wouldnt have to think twice about shooting a huge guy with a knife, but what if you walked downstairs at two in the morning to find a woman stealing your stuff? What if the robber is obviously a teenager? Would you still pull the trigger then?
The homeowner in this story was put in a tough situation. When youre disabled or put at a major physical disadvantage, its probably safer to shoot your attacker and ask questions later. Things get a little bit fuzzier if the homeowner has a marked physical advantage over the intruder. In that case it might just be better to hold the criminal at gun point and wait for the authorities.
What do our readers think? Would the age or gender of a burglar affect whether or not you pull the trigger, or is intruder the only descriptor that matters when it comes to issues of self-defense?
Who names their princess “Misty Dawn?”
Sounds like a stripper’s name.
Seriously, buglars can be really annoying...
revele and all at 6 am.
Looking at the mug shots of the two survivors, you don’t want to go to that strip club.
The drinks would be watered down, but the tips would be small.
I'd be like "Whoa! I need to go home, where there aren't any stairs." ;)
Seriously, I'm equal opportunity. Without my glasses, everyone is Sasquatch at 3 meters away.
a buglar? is that like someone who bugles?
or is that a buglar, as in someone who cares for bugs?
Since the older woman had previously worked for the homeowner, I suspect they parted in bad company, and the woman wanted revenge on him by stealing something of value.
Here are pictures of the other two women:
Looks like crackheads to me. Meth probably figured into the equation somewhere. Oklahoma is full of meth labs.
Her mother Foggy Sunset probably called her that.
It's OK with me too.
Yeah, the sun was going down in the west, a misty dawn was rising in the east.
HA, ha! Check out the comments! Sweet little girl was sugar and spice and everythin-BLAM-BLAM-BLAM...Dead?!!!
Only a family of buglars will do that!
Doesn’t really matter. they’ll be munching carpet for a while.
“Buglars?” Where you thinking ‘burglars’ or “buggerers’ or “turd burglars” or carpet munchers or just what?
Curious about the stats on female crimes in light of these wonderful economic times.