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Gunmen break into St. Petersburg home and test mettle of parents with newborn, police say
tampabay.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Peter Jamison

Posted on 12/11/2012 6:00:46 PM PST by marktwain

ST. PETERSBURG — If the safety of those you love was threatened, how would you respond? Many people contemplate this question with commingled curiosity and fear.

For Jeremy Reed and Anna Soto, the answer came early Sunday when a pair of violent men burst into the bedroom where they slept with their 7-day-old daughter.

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By then, one of them had grabbed the keys to Soto's Mazda 6. They barreled out the front door and into the car. Reed ran back to the bedroom and emerged with a .22 rifle belonging to Soto.

He stepped outside and pointed the gun at them, staring at them through the Mazda's windshield. They ducked. By then, Reed could see blue lights flashing. He didn't shoot.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; fl; gunmen; home; newborn; tampa
Some societies were noted for the men running for the hills and leaving the women and children for the invaders.
1 posted on 12/11/2012 6:00:58 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Are there any young couples with babies who bother to get married anymore?


2 posted on 12/11/2012 6:10:25 PM PST by madprof98
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To: marktwain

Looks like it is not Mr. Soto’s “society.” Great parenting there dad and mom. :)


3 posted on 12/11/2012 6:10:43 PM PST by madison10
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To: marktwain

Those weren’t men.


4 posted on 12/11/2012 6:11:53 PM PST by Sherman Logan (Brought to you by one of the pale penis people.)
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To: marktwain

Those weren’t men.


5 posted on 12/11/2012 6:12:09 PM PST by Sherman Logan (Brought to you by one of the pale penis people.)
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To: marktwain

St pete can be a very rough area.

On a side note, the average front door is very easy to kick in.


6 posted on 12/11/2012 6:13:16 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain
...unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face.

Dat's rassist.

7 posted on 12/11/2012 6:13:38 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: madprof98

Why get married?


8 posted on 12/11/2012 6:15:40 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain

He was of course, lucky. But his instincts are right, and if I were him I’d consider this my one free pass, and get a CCW and have something a little more convenient in case another set of “white eyes and gold teeth” show up at the foot of the bed in the middle of the night.


9 posted on 12/11/2012 6:16:25 PM PST by bigbob
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To: marktwain
From the article:

The strangers who came into their home were Anthony James Stewart, 29, of St. Petersburg, and Maurice Emmanuel Climes, 27, of Clearwater, police would later say. Stewart and Climes are felons. Each has served time in state prison, state records show, and between them they have been arrested 43 times in Florida.

43 arrests between the two of them. Both felons.

It's really a shame that the guy didn't have an AK to blast through the windshield with.

10 posted on 12/11/2012 6:18:21 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: driftdiver
Why get married?

Oh, maybe because it is the best guarantee that the little baby you cherish so much will grow up in the only kind of home in which he or she can develop to full potential. That assumes you actually care about the kid.

11 posted on 12/11/2012 6:19:14 PM PST by madprof98
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Hopefully Jack Booted Nazi Thug Criminal Lover Angela Corey doesn’t prosecute these people. Knowing our RINO Gov and AG, they probably have Corey on the phone as we speak


12 posted on 12/11/2012 6:21:30 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: madprof98

That isn’t what we (as a nation) have been teaching our children. No we’re teaching the women they don’t need men and the men to be children.


13 posted on 12/11/2012 6:24:39 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

You’re right there. In this story, the guy saved the day. But if this woman remains a “fiancee” (at least for media purposes) and never a bride, the kid will grow up in Obamaland: with food, clothing, shelter, education (such as it is) and even protection in times of trouble (such as that is) coming from union thugs on the federal payroll.


14 posted on 12/11/2012 6:29:24 PM PST by madprof98
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>> He didn’t shoot.

Morally justified in my opinion, but possibly not legal. Would suck if he ended up in jail for dispatching the perps at that point.


15 posted on 12/11/2012 6:32:15 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: 2111USMC

“It’s really a shame that the guy didn’t have an AK to blast through the windshield with.”

It’s a proven fact that an AK47 will not penetrate a glass windshield if it is not fired or at least thrown.


16 posted on 12/11/2012 6:41:34 PM PST by Figment
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To: Figment

True.

It’s also true that a .22 wouldn’t penetrate a windshield if it WERE fired.


17 posted on 12/11/2012 6:47:55 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: Figment

it was his own windshield, right?


18 posted on 12/11/2012 7:02:16 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2111USMC

It’s also true that a .22 wouldn’t penetrate a windshield if it WERE fired.

Let’s try it on your windshield with you inside


19 posted on 12/11/2012 7:19:47 PM PST by Figment
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To: Figment
Let’s try it on your windshield with you inside

Straight on, it's going right through that windshield.

20 posted on 12/11/2012 7:27:55 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: driftdiver

I have been married for almost 50 years and learned a lot furing those years. My wife and I love each other, but I have seen marriage ruin some really good relationships.


21 posted on 12/11/2012 7:42:16 PM PST by Venturer
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To: tacticalogic; Figment
Yep, the angle is the whole thing.

Let’s try it on your windshield with you inside

Dang, I'd love to Figment but it looks like my social calendar is pretty full right now.

:)

22 posted on 12/11/2012 7:53:29 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: marktwain

“If the safety of those you love was threatened, how would you respond? ”

Uhmmmm ...I’d explode...


23 posted on 12/11/2012 8:13:40 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: marktwain

Maurice Climes.

Anthony Stewart.

24 posted on 12/11/2012 8:17:33 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Robert DeLong

explains the gold teefs.


25 posted on 12/11/2012 9:01:24 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Robert DeLong

If Obama had a set of Fraternal Twins.


26 posted on 12/11/2012 9:17:16 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (As they say in China, erections have consequences...)
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To: tacticalogic

“Straight on, it’s going right through that windshield.”

I wouldn’t trust a windshield to protect me from a 22 from any angle. I’ve seen too many odd results from a 22 to underestimate what it could do


27 posted on 12/12/2012 3:57:47 PM PST by Figment
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