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Home invader fled with serious injuries after breaking into home of 83-year-old black belt
news.com.au ^ | 27 October, 2012 | Rose Brennan

Posted on 10/27/2012 10:22:04 AM PDT by marktwain

POLICE are trying to find a home invader who was badly hurt when he tried to force his way past an 83-year-old black belt home owner last night.

The home invader, a muscular man in his thirties who may be linked to other burglaries, broke into the high-set home in Gilruth Rd, Kenmore at about 8.30pm.

Inside were Edwin Dowdy, 83, and his wife Jutta, 76, who have in the property in the quiet Kenmore street since 1966.

When the couple - who both have black belts in the Japanese art of Aikido - realised there was an intruder in the house Mr Dowdy grabbed a knife from the lounge room he had kept for security and went to confront the burglar and warn him he was armed.

He said he confronted the intruder and told him he had a knife, but the man tried to push past him and ran onto the blade.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; downunder; home; knife
Warnings from the police to the public that only "reasonable force" may be used.
1 posted on 10/27/2012 10:22:13 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I like it and push past him and ran into the blade.


2 posted on 10/27/2012 10:25:41 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: marktwain

The guy is still (barely) alive.

What was unreasonable?


3 posted on 10/27/2012 10:27:18 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1376 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: marktwain

“”The owner of the home has been interviewed....the reality is we don’t know what injuries have been caused, we don’t know who the injuries have been caused to. We have insufficient evidence in relation to what sort of actions have taken place in the house,”

So the main investigation is into if the home owner should be charged? Amazing.


4 posted on 10/27/2012 10:33:01 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: marktwain

From the tone of the article the police are more concerned about the assailant (who has probably burgled multiple homes) than the victims.

The article is rife with warnings about not confronting people trying to rob your house and not harming them too much. Sounds like they are trying to “figure out” what happened inside the house - they obviously don’t believe this crook ran into the knife. Also, they are looking for him - because he needs “medical attention” - not because he has two of the woman’s pocketbooks.

If this was the southern US the law would be saying, “Good job”. Australia seems to be losing it.


5 posted on 10/27/2012 10:38:37 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: riverrunner
I like it and push past him and ran into the blade.

That's his story and he's sticking to it.

6 posted on 10/27/2012 10:42:01 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: marktwain

It should say “pushed past me and ran into a bullet”.


7 posted on 10/27/2012 10:44:54 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: marktwain

IDIOTS!


8 posted on 10/27/2012 10:47:34 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: riverrunner; All
he needed a Samurai house sword..a long (very sharp ;) one.

9 posted on 10/27/2012 10:49:41 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: marktwain

And supposse this 83 year-old wasn’t trained in martial arts? What if he was confined to a wheelchair, what level of force would be reasonable then, the amount of force his attacker inflicts on him?


10 posted on 10/27/2012 10:55:36 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Once a subject, always a subject.

As for finding the knifed crook, watch teh sky!

Sooner or later, the vultures on wings arrive to find what the vultures on two feet (cops, lawyers, ad nauseam) caused.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 11:21:30 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: GladesGuru
Where have you been, I was starting to think the Skunk Ape got you!

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12 posted on 10/27/2012 11:28:48 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: marktwain
A person may only use “reasonable” force to protect themselves and their property and they still don't know what happened inside the house?

I think this happened in Australia as I see initials that suggest that, but could be wrong.

So, they don't believe the home owner since they say they still don't know what happened in the house. And, it sounds like they don't want a homeowner using a knife in self defense.

I think their “reasonable force” is a crock of crap ‘cause it sounds like their definition of those words is actually nothing that would cause injury.

In Texas, we have an actual law that says one may use deadly force to protect life and/or property. If someone breaks in my house, I'm not using a knife, I'm using hollow points flying out of my 38 and several of them to make sure he isn't going to move again - forever. In Texas, I will get a commendation of valor and medal for that.

That old fellow even warned the bad guy - I'm not warning - his warning ended when he got inside.

13 posted on 10/27/2012 11:31:19 AM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: marktwain

That’s right officer. He tried to push past me and he ran into my blade 10 times!


14 posted on 10/27/2012 12:13:16 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: marktwain

That’s right officer. He tried to push past me and he ran into my blade 10 times!


15 posted on 10/27/2012 12:13:27 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: marktwain

Chuck Norris? Is that you??


16 posted on 10/27/2012 12:22:14 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: marktwain
"Our advice is that people should avoid confronting anybody it's not my advice that people should arm themselves and confront anyone in a house," Detective Inspector for Brisbane West Robert Hitch said.

Go do something unnatural to yourself, Hitch.

17 posted on 10/27/2012 12:26:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: marktwain

An accomplished Aikido practitioner could do some serious damage. And never strike a blow ...


18 posted on 10/27/2012 12:32:09 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: marktwain

I hope we find out what happened to the perp. Dead at the side of the road somewhere will be excellent.


19 posted on 10/27/2012 1:20:37 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Marcella

I put Australia in the title, but I think it made the title too long. Australia is in the topics, and downunder is in the keywords.


20 posted on 10/27/2012 1:34:24 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
This is exactly the kind of “horse-shit” advice from the police that has allowed crime to flourish in liberal bastions like Detroit, LA, and Cleveland OH. I remember my Father telling me about the liberals telling Americans to make sure they carried $20.00 dollar with them so when a black man mugged you, you had money to give them! My father carried a Smith and Wesson 44 cal Bulldog special to give anyone who even attempted to mug him! Screw the $20.00 dollars!

Only now is the liberal City of Detroit getting cleaned up with Americans carrying firearms for self-defense and are applying the firearms with deadly accuracy!

The police hate the 2nd Amendment and almost universally support gun control against law abiding Americans! They fear they won't have a job if America shoots and kills all the criminals!

21 posted on 10/27/2012 1:55:32 PM PDT by paratrooper82 (We have been deserted by this WH and left to fend for ourselves in Afghanistan! Both hands tied!)
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