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‘Shoot Him Again! Shoot Him!’: Husband Coaches Wife to Shoot Home Invader in Chilling 911 Audio
The Blaze ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 01/10/2013 4:28:16 PM PST by Ben Mugged

Police have released audio from a 911 call made during a home invasion in Georgia, in which a concerned husband tells his wife to shoot a lawless intruder. The mom was home alone with her twin 9-year-old children when the man broke into their home with a crowbar.

The mother, later identified as Melinda Herman, shot the man five times with a .38 caliber revolver after he cornered them in an attic crawlspace,

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; guns; homeprotection; secondamendment; selfdefense
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Story with a happy ending.
1 posted on 01/10/2013 4:28:24 PM PST by Ben Mugged
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To: Ben Mugged

If I recall correctly, the guy was still moving, managed to run away, and survived.

Sounds like she didn’t shoot him enough.


2 posted on 01/10/2013 4:29:48 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: Ben Mugged

“‘Shoot Him Again! Shoot Him!’: Husband Coaches Wife to Shoot Home Invader in Chilling 911 Audio”

Bad guy was shot. Good guys survived.

Not feeling the chill.


3 posted on 01/10/2013 4:30:40 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Ben Mugged

Yeah, not chilled at all. Seems like a mostly feel good story - other than that the burglar didn’t die. Shame about that.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 4:33:51 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: henkster

She fired six times. She hit him in the face and neck five times at close range, and he was still not dead. She is the world’s best argument for weapons that can fire a lot more than six shots. What if there had been two intruders?


5 posted on 01/10/2013 4:34:43 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Ben Mugged
The Red-Coat at CNN would have rather Melinda be raped and/or killed than protect herself and family.

The perp was after her, there was nothing of value to steal in the attic.

In the Red-Coat's home country that he wishes the US would be more like, Melinda would be arrested and charged with murder.

6 posted on 01/10/2013 4:37:20 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Ben Mugged

Happy ending. And that right there is why we all need 30 round magazines.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 4:38:52 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ottbmare
“Slater– who was taken to the hospital with punctured lungs, a punctured liver, and a punctured stomach

Sounds like she shot him in the chest and stomach not the head.

8 posted on 01/10/2013 4:39:26 PM PST by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: ottbmare
She is the world’s best argument for weapons that can fire a lot more than six shots. What if there had been two intruders?

And if the perp was on PCP she would need a dozen rounds. And if there were two of them a 30 clip would be a minimum.

Libs are detached from reality.

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9 posted on 01/10/2013 4:39:54 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: ottbmare
She is the world’s best argument for weapons that can fire a lot more than six shots. What if there had been two intruders?

And if the perp was on PCP she would need a dozen rounds. And if there were two of them a 30 clip would be a minimum.

Libs are detached from reality.

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10 posted on 01/10/2013 4:40:20 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Ben Mugged

I didn’t read the story yet. However my husband would never have to tell me to shoot. Ha ha. I feel sorry for any sucker who think my man would have to.


11 posted on 01/10/2013 4:42:17 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet

The only thing I didn’t hear him say that I would have liked to hear was “reload”.


12 posted on 01/10/2013 4:44:32 PM PST by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Ben Mugged

I love a story with a happy ending!


13 posted on 01/10/2013 4:45:14 PM PST by dinodino
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To: Ben Mugged

I’ve read different versions of events. The point is, one little revolver with six rounds in it is not enough. This is why people want and need more firepower.


14 posted on 01/10/2013 4:46:21 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: FatherofFive

That graphic says it all.


15 posted on 01/10/2013 4:47:24 PM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: Ben Mugged

I wonder if the perp was just looking for Skittles?


16 posted on 01/10/2013 4:50:38 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: henkster

38 isn’t enough cartridge for tough guys on drugs. I like .45 GDHP by Speer.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 4:52:22 PM PST by omega4179 ( Huelo azufre)
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To: Ben Mugged

Then the idiot husband says to the 911 operator that he heard the perp “pleading.”

On tape.

Idiot. Keep your mouth shut.


18 posted on 01/10/2013 4:54:05 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: Ben Mugged

Also, 5 rounds to take down one perp. What if there were two? Three? Six?

How many rounds would you want in YOUR magazine?


19 posted on 01/10/2013 4:55:11 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: omega4179

.357 w/ Hornady critical defense.


20 posted on 01/10/2013 4:57:33 PM PST by technically right
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To: Avid Coug
The perp had already attempted a break in at another residence in the neighborhood the same day and was chased off by the resident. This zombi perp was bound and determined to break in to someone's home and ran out of luck. I guess those EBT cards and unlimited unemployment payments just don't cover life's day to day expenses on the street.

Glad the lady had the wherewithall and training with her .38 and had her husband on the phone to coach her. Too bad the perp survived as now the taxpayers of Georgia will undoubtedly have to cover his medical costs and house and feed his sorry azz.

21 posted on 01/10/2013 5:03:22 PM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: Ben Mugged

Democrats want her to die !!!


22 posted on 01/10/2013 5:04:40 PM PST by Typical_Whitey (The political mirage of something for nothing; has ruined many a nation.)
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To: Ben Mugged

“....Wife to Shoot Home Invader in Chilling 911 Audio”

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What’s so chilling about it?

Loving husband instructing wife to shoot as long as opponent remains standing.

Isn’t love never having to say you’re sorry?


23 posted on 01/10/2013 5:04:57 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: ottbmare

“...She is the world’s best argument for weapons that can fire a lot more than six shots. What if there had been two intruders?”

Shoulda used the full auto Glock with 100 round mag!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qwXO-KTVxk

Think that might be enough???


24 posted on 01/10/2013 5:10:08 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: henkster

Yep. Got in his car and made it to a driveway in
another home.
If she remained in the home , same effort could
have been used to kill the mother & children with crowbar.
Unfortunately he will live. A 9mm clip would have had more than enough rounds to end his
life.

I wouldn’t exactly call it a happy ending, but could have been worse.


25 posted on 01/10/2013 5:11:00 PM PST by Morris70
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To: ottbmare
She fired six times. She hit him in the face and neck five times at close range, and he was still not dead. She is the world’s best argument for weapons that can fire a lot more than six shots. What if there had been two intruders?

Good point, since we KNOW feral amish travel in packs.
26 posted on 01/10/2013 5:12:01 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: Morris70
A 9mm clip would have had more than enough rounds to end his life.

Magazine damnit, magazine. You sound like an uninformed news reader or politician.
27 posted on 01/10/2013 5:14:45 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: Ben Mugged
Perp brought a crowbar to a gunfight.

Sorry, but somebody had to say it...

28 posted on 01/10/2013 5:16:27 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Full auto

Glock 17 (FPS Russia testing it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbsgHbXubGU

Glock 18c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE_cz56HSRM

Glock 19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_XB16vwzfI

Glock 20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYI3diEZhmo

Glock 21
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK2eY7t4f4o

Glock 22
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTnpzuEVldQ

Glock 23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJkSQgz7828


29 posted on 01/10/2013 5:19:52 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Ben Mugged

So... the moral of this story for me is to keep my .9mm Beretta handy by the side of the bed and use the .38 revolver as a backup.

More punch, more rounds.


30 posted on 01/10/2013 5:20:04 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: crosshairs

So much for texting on train . Lol.
Tires , wheels , same thing. Lol


31 posted on 01/10/2013 5:23:49 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70

WHICH 9mm “clip” ?
Some little 9s have a slim single-stack of 6 or 7 rounds.And far better to have one of those than nothing.

Don’t you know ONLY the police need double-stack 19 round magazines ?

Sounds like the perp was on just enough drugs to shrug off the wounds yet just enough brains to seek medical help .He COULD have expended his enegy beating the woman and children to death before then collapsing.NOT a happy ending.

If she had shot the perp in just the correct spot in the face then a bullet would have traveled to the brain and ended it.But chances of missing the head are much greater than missing the body.And I posit that nice people are reluctant to shoot,stab, or bash someone in the face., due to cultural conditioning.


32 posted on 01/10/2013 5:35:24 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: henkster

She actually did pretty well-both lungs,and the liver.Wrong ammo in the gun,otherwise he’d have been dead on the spot.What she needed was a .357 with the Federal 125 grain load.


33 posted on 01/10/2013 5:35:33 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: omega4179

I like 00 buckshot from my 870 tactical. Of course, you will have less mess to cleanup. ;>)


34 posted on 01/10/2013 5:38:40 PM PST by Gator113
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To: Ben Mugged

I’m relieved that she called her husband. 911 would have instructed her to give the gun to the perp.


35 posted on 01/10/2013 5:42:15 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Ben Mugged

The guy did make it to the hospital
This incident occurred because she was shooting .38 cal. ball rounds.
She should have been using .38 cal hydra-shock +p’s

After discharging the weapon in a small space , she couldn’t hear her husband on the phone : all the more reason for using a ‘silencer’ in a closed area .
Thank goodness her husband brought her to the range to train her on the firearm ~ let that be a lesson to us all .


36 posted on 01/10/2013 5:42:57 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Disclaimer - the opinions above merely reflect the writers restricted ability to observe reality)
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To: crosshairs

you’re ok if I put a clip in my broomhandle Mauser I assume.


37 posted on 01/10/2013 5:47:50 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I just looked at the first video....awesome!

FPS Russia has the coolest toys.


38 posted on 01/10/2013 5:49:30 PM PST by Gator113
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To: Gator113

Gator113 ~:” I like 00 buckshot from my 870 tactical. Of course, you will have less mess to cleanup. ;>)”

My 870 (non-tactical) has : #6 bird (first round) , #00 (second round), and sabots (#3,4,5 rounds).
If I have to go to #3 -5 , I don’t care about clean up !!


39 posted on 01/10/2013 5:54:42 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Disclaimer - the opinions above merely reflect the writers restricted ability to observe reality)
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To: SampleMan

LOL, I thought the same thing. I like how calm and reassuring her husband was.

Seems like I heard she had just begun learning how to shoot, so that lady did just FINE!

911 was still in the process of dispatching when she had to defend herself. No way she or her children would have been safe until the police actually got there and made it to her location.


40 posted on 01/10/2013 5:55:32 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: Farmer Dean

We have a Sp101 that I put .38 HP in for my wife. Its a bit easier for my wife to shoot than the .357 rounds.

Of course thats a backup to the .45 acp


41 posted on 01/10/2013 6:02:04 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I went back and watched the rest of your vid list. OMG... I need to know how can own one of those without going to prison. Of course, I would want a selector switch to single shot.

Thanks for the post—fun to watch.


42 posted on 01/10/2013 6:14:48 PM PST by Gator113
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To: Ben Mugged

When the criminal looks in a crawlspace, he’s not looking for cash or jewelery. He heard people and was looking for entertainment. I’m glad she was armed and the entertainment was one-sided. How much chance would she have had unarmed against a guy who could take five shots to the face, neck, lungs, and liver and still get away?

The woman handled things perfectly, and I imagine her husband is justifiably proud of her. My only criticism is of the husband. He needs some serious self-defense ammo in that revolver. It may be the right weapon for his wife, and judging by her shooting it probably is, but if he chose the ammo, he did a lousy job. If that criminal comes back, once he’s out of the hospital and then prison, I hope she has the right ammo to solve the problem permanently.


43 posted on 01/10/2013 6:19:00 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ben Mugged

Hopefully her husband will do something warm and fuzzy like get his wife a pistol with several extended mags as a Valentine’s Day present. And/or a shotgun.


44 posted on 01/10/2013 6:24:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I recently bought this gun for home defense and have been thinking about some of this specialty rounds. I have a Rock River LAW-15 , I wanted something that didn’t require much to run it out of a sound sleep, thus the shotgun. I just need to get a flashlight to mount on it and it will be ready.


45 posted on 01/10/2013 6:33:49 PM PST by Gator113
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To: Gator113

Too bad about the guy that does that.

Gun Enthusiast With Popular Online Videos Is Shot to Death in Georgia
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/us/keith-ratliff-gun-enthusiast-of-fpsrussia-is-shot-to-death.html?_r=0


46 posted on 01/10/2013 6:41:07 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Ben Mugged
‘Shoot Him Again! Shoot Him!’: Husband Coaches Wife to Shoot Home Invader in Chilling 911 Audio

Ridiculously ambiguous, misleading headline, bordering on incompetence.

Is the "chilling" adjective referring to having dealt with an animal as he deserved?
Or is it applied to the necessity of having to go, with her children, into a house's crawlspace to escape the useless waste of oxygen?

Morons (including the Mensa candidate Juan williams) on TV are arguing that she "should have called 911..."

Guess they haven't heard the reality that when seconds count, the police are only minutes away..."

47 posted on 01/10/2013 6:49:38 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: FatherofFive
And if the perp was on PCP she would need a dozen rounds. And if there were two of them a 30 clip would be a minimum.

As our official National Moron, the vice-president, said recently...

"If it saves ONE child's life..."

48 posted on 01/10/2013 6:56:26 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: Gator113

Repeal of the National Firearms Act of 1934?


49 posted on 01/10/2013 7:02:34 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ottbmare
She hit him in the face and neck five times at close range, and he was still not dead.

Now they've changed the story! Or this dude has his face on his abdomen. Who makes this crap up??

Slater– who was taken to the hospital with punctured lungs, a punctured liver, and a punctured stomach

50 posted on 01/10/2013 7:05:34 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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