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Houston homeowner holds 3 burglary suspects at gunpoint until cops arrive
khou.com ^ | 27 February, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 02/28/2013 5:28:57 AM PST by marktwain

HOUSTON – A man came home Wednesday morning to find three juvenile suspects inside his northwest Houston home, police said.

It happened at about 8:30 a.m. in the 5500 block of Bent Bough near Maple Tree.

When Randy Magdeleno entered his home he said he heard voices.

“So I grabbed my rifle and I came around through here in my kitchen,” he said. “It was scary, I didn’t know what I was walking into and hearing people running around inside my house at the same time. I didn’t know if they were carrying weapons around or not.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; defense; home; tx
Three against one can easily be a deadly threat.
1 posted on 02/28/2013 5:29:05 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Wrong weapon. Biden says shotgun.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 5:33:18 AM PST by taterjay
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To: marktwain

He should have grabbed the phone and dialed 911 instead of grabbing a rifle.

It would have been the best thing to do. Those criminals could have grabbed the gun from him and shot him.

...Liberal thinking


3 posted on 02/28/2013 5:34:08 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: taterjay
Actually he should have vomited on them and thrown some poo.
4 posted on 02/28/2013 5:35:30 AM PST by Anvilhead (In my lifetime we've gone from citizens to subjects.)
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To: marktwain


5 posted on 02/28/2013 5:35:40 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Anvilhead
I would have accidentally poured Clorox on them.
6 posted on 02/28/2013 5:42:41 AM PST by angcat
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To: marktwain

I’d call Biden directly on this one. He and O are like “our Dads” and they’d know what to do!


7 posted on 02/28/2013 5:43:33 AM PST by albie (`)
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To: marktwain

He probably would have been able to do the same thing with a whistle.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 5:46:52 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: marktwain
I would like to congratulate Randy Magdeleno for his clear thinking and level headed action. Shooting and possibly killing a teenager would be on his conscience for the rest of his life,irregardless of the fact the the little thugs were burglarizing his home.
I doubt I would have been as cool. Fear and adrenalin would probably led to at least one of the kids being dead.
9 posted on 02/28/2013 5:49:41 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: albie

lol


10 posted on 02/28/2013 5:54:00 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: marktwain

I liked that one of the kids father made his kid apologize. It appears that they kids were black (from the news video) which of course race would only be mentioned if it was a white perpetrator on a black person.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 5:56:18 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: marktwain

They took their chances and this time they came out whole. Next time they won’t be so lucky to get home owner didn’t hesitate to shoot them on the spot out of pure fear.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 6:09:49 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Tupelo
Fear and adrenalin would probably led to at least one of the kids being dead.

Sometimes it's really hard to tell a teenager from an adult. Teenagers can be just as, if not more, deadly in some situations.

13 posted on 02/28/2013 6:12:16 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

If it only stops on of the teens from becoming a career criminal it will have a very profound impact on his life.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 6:23:43 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: submarinerswife

If it only stops one of the teens from becoming a career criminal late it will have a very profound impact on his life, save the ommunity from being victimzed by him, and possibly save him from being killed later. Why can’t the idiot liberals see the good in this?


15 posted on 02/28/2013 6:26:10 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Dudoight

> I liked that one of the kids father made his kid apologize. It appears that they kids were black (from the news video) which of course race would only be mentioned if it was a white perpetrator on a black person.

Because black on white crime is so common it’s not deemed newsworthy and doesn’t push the racist division button like the other way around.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 6:29:26 AM PST by jsanders2001
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Why can’t the idiot liberals see the good in this?

I would answer that by saying that they are idiots but it's because they have an agenda and anything positive being learned from this experience doesn't fit the narrative of the whacked-out gun-nut and the Castle Doctrine.

17 posted on 02/28/2013 6:31:35 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: marktwain

If you did that here in Jersey you’d be arrested for “brandishing”! And probably sued into poverty by the perps for their “emotional distress”.


18 posted on 02/28/2013 6:42:17 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: marktwain

“He said he caught two juveniles downstairs and told them to lie on the floor. Then he ordered a third person who was upstairs to get on the floor.”

Everybody walk the dinosaur.

/Sorry.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 6:48:43 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: jsanders2001

I think the home owner did good. Dependent on the caliber and capacity and type of the rifle it might not have been a good idea to try and kill them. It would have also been a terrible trauma for the home owner.
If things started to go bad he always had the option to shoot.

My weapons are of caliber and capacity to be very deadly. I do not know if I would have had the same restraint as the home owner.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 7:14:28 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Tupelo

Teeager or adult...playing with breaking and entering is deadly business.

I would not want to have to shoot anyone - ever. But if I did it would be because I had to and I don’t care if they are criminal teens or criminal adults. Crime is deadly business for offenders and their victims.


21 posted on 02/28/2013 10:27:55 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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