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RIT Students Accosted By Gunmen In Their Home
wham13 ^ | 1/23/13 | evan white

Posted on 01/24/2013 3:08:47 AM PST by Revelation 911

Rochester, N.Y. — Early Tuesday morning, Christopher Boise heard a noise coming from the basement. As he walked toward the source of that noise, the RIT student noticed two men standing in the downstairs portion of his apartment.

"They were waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs," said Boise.

One of them had a handgun trained on Boise.

Within moments, Boise screamed. His cries were heard by his roommate, Raymond.

"It wasn't like a, 'I stepped by stepped on a piece of glass' kind of scream," Raymond said. "So, I instinctively went to my gun bag."

Raymond owns an AR-15 which is a military style rifle.

Raymond estimated that just five seconds passed until the door started to open. It was one of the intruders.

"By the time I had it out and ready, one of the men came at my door, slowly opened it, saw that there was a barrel on the other side and from there backed out," Raymond said.

The two men fled the apartment.

Nothing was taken and no shots were fired.

The rifle was not loaded at the time of the home invasion, according to Raymond.

"They decided this place was a good place to rob, just a wrong decision on their part," Raymond said.

"I'm happy he saved my life. I was very thankful he had his (gun)," said Boise.

Raymond, who is from New York City, said he uses the rifle for sport shooting at local gun ranges.

"The weapon was legal and he protected his property, said Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard. "We're thankful that no one was injured," he said.

Sheppard said there were BB rounds near the broken glass window.

Police are still looking for suspects. If you have any information, contact CrimeStoppers at 585-423-9300.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: ar15; armedcitizen; banglist; guncontrol; homeinvasion; newyork; rochester; secondamendment
this same chief stood with Cuomo last week - ha's an ahole
1 posted on 01/24/2013 3:08:58 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: Revelation 911

the media was reaaallly slow to report it was an AR


2 posted on 01/24/2013 3:10:00 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Revelation 911

3 posted on 01/24/2013 3:29:24 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Revelation 911

Sheppard said there were BB rounds near the broken glass window.

Well duh, BBs are always round.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 3:59:00 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Revelation 911

LMAO I guess we know who the “husband” in that pair is.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 4:35:09 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Revelation 911
This was already posted last evening:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2981222/posts

6 posted on 01/24/2013 5:08:29 AM PST by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: Revelation 911

WTH is a “RIT”?!


7 posted on 01/24/2013 5:30:10 AM PST by albie
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To: Venturer
LMAO I guess we know who the “husband” in that pair is.

They must be gay, because college students never get roommates to share expenses with.

8 posted on 01/24/2013 5:55:10 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Revelation 911
"there were BB rounds near the broken glass window"

Moral: Don't bring a BB gun to an AR-15 gun fight.

9 posted on 01/24/2013 5:58:26 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My first defensive use of a firearm was when I was in college and a pair of thugs intent on doing some harm showed up to a party we were throwing.

I asked them to leave, they did, they went to their car, but then they left their car and started walking back toward our house. One of them put his arms behind his back, and I heard the distinctive sound of a slide being racked.

I was already on the phone with 911, and I verbally warned them that I was armed and the police were on their way. The armed thug moved his arm out from behind his back, I dropped the phone, leveled my gun at them, took aim, and they turned tail and ran away, leaving their car behind. The police came screaming down the street the instant I dropped the phone, so I’ll never know if I would’ve had to have fired a shot.

To this day, that roommate says that I acted recklessly and was “dumb” to have a gun. He was a Canadian and believed things could always be “talked through.” We’ll never know if those thugs could’ve been “talked to.”


10 posted on 01/24/2013 6:37:22 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Second moral: never leave you home defense weapon unloaded. They were very lucky no actual shooting was needed


11 posted on 01/24/2013 6:41:17 AM PST by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: albie

RIT is a college in Rochester - quite upscale

www.rit.edu


12 posted on 01/24/2013 6:41:38 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: rochester_veteran
and as you know - the search function here sucks like a hoover and has for years

I looked - i searched - didnt see it

thanks thread police - resume mumbling

13 posted on 01/24/2013 6:44:16 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Revelation 911

The bad guys walked out but they now know where he keeps it and know it’s not loaded.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 6:57:22 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Revelation 911

Quite upscale and a very good engineering school.

And yet I know grads who have lived in NYC, Philly, Chicago, Detroit....all tell me that the most likely place they thought they’d ever get mugged was near the RIT campus.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 7:16:05 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Venturer

Had the same thought. LOL


17 posted on 01/24/2013 7:25:06 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Venturer

Whatever in the world makes you think they guys are gay? Two guys rooming together is so very common in a college town. To paint them as gay is crazy!


18 posted on 01/24/2013 7:36:40 AM PST by rawhide
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To: Revelation 911

Needs to keep his ammo at hand or firearm loaded.


19 posted on 01/24/2013 7:41:20 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Venturer

I smell a latent homosexual.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 7:44:47 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: rawhide

I am sorry, I guess it is because I am not used to men that scream.


21 posted on 01/24/2013 8:33:34 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Buckeye McFrog

its not a bad area - much better than down town - its nicknamed the food strip - for 3 glorious miles - every chain in town has a joint


22 posted on 01/24/2013 8:53:00 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Revelation 911

There is a follow-up report at: http://www.lonsberry.com/writings.cfm

It really points our the slant in news reporting.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 10:32:09 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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