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Florida Homeowner Forced to Shoot Attacker After Friend is 'Shocked' with Stun Gun, Beaten
guns.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | dabneybailey

Posted on 11/22/2012 12:28:43 AM PST by marktwain

A Holly Hill, Florida homeowner was forced to open fire when two men attacked his friend and proceeded to enter the house in an attempted robbery Saturday around 10 p.m. The incident left one of the two men dead and the other on the run.

According to the Daytona Beach News Journal, Kenneth Conley, 53, was eating supper on the front porch of his friend 62-year-old Jerry Stremovihtg's house when two men approached Conley, shocked him with a stun gun and then started beating him with brass knuckles.

Police said that they aren't sure what the motive was for the two men, 35-year-old Sanlee Alan Bennett and 31-year-old Christopher Barsalou, but they think they were aiming to score some painkillers and prescription drugs.

However, the caper seemed to be meticulously planned as the men were equipped with brass knuckles, a knife, a crowbar, a stun gun and were wearing rubber gloves.

They ordered Conley into the house and the three made their way to the bedroom, where Stremovihtg, who apparently heard the commotion, was waiting. Unlike Conley, Stremovihtg wasn’t about to be caught off guard – he had his .38-caliber revolver ready and opened fire on the intruders, striking Bennett in the chest.

Bennett and Barsalou fled and Bennett made it all the way to the front yard before he collapsed. The news report said there was blood all over the steps. Barsalou was able to retreat to a vehicle and drive off. Stremovihtg fired off one shot at the parting vehicle, but the suspect got away.

Bennett paid the ultimate price for the crime; emergency responders pronounced him dead on arrival. Conley and Stremovihtg, on the other hand, survived with non-life-threatening injuries. 31-year-old Christopher Barsalou is the suspected accomplice to Sanlee Bennett. Holly Hill police said they attempted to rob a home on Nov. 17.In addition, police said do not intend to charge Stremovihtg with the shooting. They believe that Stremovihtg acted in self-defense and to protect his friend from the attackers.

Police are still looking for the Barsalou and also an possible female accomplice named Edith or Edy. Police suspect she's somehow acquainted with Conley and Stremovihtg, and they also think Bennett and Barsalou might've been staying with her.

Both Bennett and Barsalou had served time in prison. Barsalou was imprisoned for shooting into a house and burglary, while Bennett was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

By the sound of things, Stremovihtg made the right choice. These two men have a track record proving just how dangerous they really are. Stremovihtg and Conley will have a lot to be thankful for on the upcoming Turkey Day.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; fl; home; stungun
Pictures at the link. This is an expanded followup to a previous article.
1 posted on 11/22/2012 12:28:59 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
He killed the bad guy with a single shot fron a .38 snubbie?

Impossible. All of the internet commandos have assured me that the .38 is just an anemic round that doesn't work anymore.

Doesn't stop me from carrying one, though. ;-)

2 posted on 11/22/2012 2:04:26 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: marktwain
Police are still looking for the Barsalou and also an possible female accomplice

Interesting English.

3 posted on 11/22/2012 3:08:26 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: marktwain
They believe that Stremovihtg acted in self-defense...

But, of course they could be wrong...

4 posted on 11/22/2012 3:10:05 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: arthurus

Interesting English.

The younger generation doesn’t know the difference between ‘a’ and ‘an’, or how and when to use them.

I caught it too, but decided to see if anyone else caught the error.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 4:02:02 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: SIDENET

A few well placed 22 lr will do quite a bit of damage, a .38 is an exellent round for self defence. I’ve talked to some people at gun stores who belittle the 380, are you kidding me ? it’s not a 45 but it will go through a 2x4, what else do you need to know. There are many news stories on FR about home owners stopping intruders with a 22. Personally I think the taurus judge is an outstanding home defence weapon, I guess those commandos would say a 410 round is as anemic as a 38.


6 posted on 11/22/2012 4:08:32 AM PST by saturn
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To: marktwain
They believe that Stremovihtg acted in self-defense...

But, of course they could be wrong...

7 posted on 11/22/2012 4:15:36 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: saturn
I guess those commandos would say a 410 round is as anemic as a 38.

I've seen tests of .410 with 00 buck shot from those Judge revolvers. Sure didn't look anemic to me!

8 posted on 11/22/2012 4:20:28 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: marktwain

Soon to be pushing up daises


Needed change of underwear, but lived


9 posted on 11/22/2012 4:20:28 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: saturn
A few well placed 22 lr will do quite a bit of damage, a .38 is an exellent round for self defence. I’ve talked to some people at gun stores who belittle the 380, are you kidding me ? it’s not a 45 but it will go through a 2x4, what else do you need to know. There are many news stories on FR about home owners stopping intruders with a 22. Personally I think the taurus judge is an outstanding home defence weapon, I guess those commandos would say a 410 round is as anemic as a 38.

Yep to all. I carry 380 pocket guns and with hollow points (Zombie killers in some cases) they will do the job if the shooter can put them on target. Like a .22 LR, even a "mild" .32 can do the job in the right hands. 9 mil is a bit more potent and .45 or .357 hollow points are sure to take the fight out of someone... While there is something to be said for nothing but high power/potency weapons, if someone thinks they are a must they need to spend more time at the range..

10 posted on 11/22/2012 4:52:25 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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*** He killed the bad guy with a single shot fron a .38 snubbie? ... Impossible. All of the internet commandos have assured me that the .38 is just an anemic round that doesn't work anymore. ***

Well ... after all the dead guy, Bennett, wasn't dropped right in his tracks and did make it all the way to the front yard. So undoubtedly Mr Stremovihtg should have had something like a Desert Eagle .50 AE, or a .454 Casull. You know, 'a man's gun'

(gun or 'caliber snobs' aren't my favorite people either)

11 posted on 11/22/2012 5:22:56 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: marktwain

he had his .38-caliber revolver ready and opened fire on the intruders, striking Bennett in the chest.

LET OFF SOME STEAM,BENNETT.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 5:27:00 AM PST by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: chainsaw

Interesting English.

The younger generation doesn’t know the difference between ‘a’ and ‘an’, or how and when to use them.

I caught it too, but decided to see if anyone else caught the error.

***
Sometimes I just ignore such displays of ignorance. Many FReepers go on about how picky we are for demanding decent use of the language.

The grammar knowledge among GenXers and later cohorts is appalling. Most of this results, I suspect, from teaching practices that encourage the child to be creative. A student is complimented for his creativity in a composition, while his grammar and spelling errors are ignored. All part of the Ayers-led deliberate dumbing down, I am sure.


13 posted on 11/22/2012 6:08:34 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: omega4179
LET OFF SOME STEAM,BENNETT.

+1 for the Arnie quote from Commando ;)
14 posted on 11/22/2012 7:10:15 AM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: marktwain
These stun guns are actually pretty sweet, and a bargain on ebay for $10-20. They make great stocking stuffers for the kids. They fit in belt camera pouches, and recharge from a wall socket.


15 posted on 11/22/2012 8:05:29 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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My gun of choice is a snub nose 38 revolver.
“Special exotic loads” for home self defense use, cheaper ammo for target practice, and thrifty reloads.

I don't ever want to inadvertently kill my next door neighbor and/or his sleeping child, along with the bad guy who managed to break into my home, by using more power than needed to get the job done.

But then again, I view guns as simple tools, not toys.
Yes, I once owned quite a few, mostly because my former husband hunted a wide variety of tasty game, and he also liked a few special purpose toys.
Out of 15 guns the feds already have me on record as owning, I claimed four.
My mainstay gun, a perfected for my grip 38, two 22s for plinking practice (one long gun, one hand gun) and a tiny 25 back up last chance weapon, I sometimes wore in a thigh holster, but otherwise kept hidden in the kitchen...
I eventually “got” some mens love for large caliber handguns when I finally equated it to cars.

Nobody “needs” a high power sports car for transportation, but many people really do love to drive.
Nobody “needs” a high caliber hand gun, but some people just love to own them.

I don't “need” a perfect star saphire ring, I just love to wear one.

16 posted on 11/22/2012 9:30:14 PM PST by sarasmom
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