Skip to comments.Pennsylvania Music Store Owner Shoots, Kills Intruder
Posted on 04/28/2013 5:40:12 PM PDT by marktwain
Sylvia Armen doesn't remember much about Saturday's deadly encounter with Andrew Moore, a customer-turned-assailant at Armen's House of Music in Bethel Park. But what she does recall is frightening.
"He wanted to look at guitars. He didn't ask for any money," the 72-year-old said Saturday evening, after being treated for injuries and released from UPMC Mercy hospital.
And then, seemingly unprovoked, Mr. Moore pounced, clubbing her on the head. Just as suddenly, police said, Mr. Moore was dead, shot and killed by Mrs. Armen's husband, Alfred, 73, after a brief but violent struggle inside their store late Saturday morning.
Mrs. Armen and police both said Saturday that the motive for the intrusion and attack didn't appear to be robbery. And Mrs. Armen said neither she nor her husband recognized the 31-year-old Venetia man -- not an acquaintance and not a former customer, she said.
Her account mirrored the one given by Bethel Park police Chief John Mackey: The man stayed in the store -- a fixture at 5920 Library Road for nearly two decades -- for just a few minutes, appearing to browse. He then went outside to his vehicle, and came back in with some type of wooden club, Chief Mackey said. He described the weapon as "an old-fashioned nightstick."
The intruder attacked Mrs. Armen, causing head injuries. After that, feeling light-headed, "I went and sat down" in the office, she said, while her husband jumped to her defense. A tight-quarters scuffle ensued between the intruder and Mr. Armen, when the shopowner pulled a revolver and shot his attacker dead, the chief said.
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I was going to post this but you beat me to it!
Imagine a gun nut using a weapon to defend himself! He had an unfair advantage over the poor perp who was only brandishing a nightstick....../s
Seriously, I was shocked when the liberal local news media here in Pittsburgh gave this story any attention. It totally goes against their narrative.
Kudos to Alfred Armen! And I’m glad he killed the attacker so the scumbag can’t sue him and ruin his life.
Better headline: Man Attempts To Steal Guitar-Now Playing Harp Instead.
I love Pennsylvania music:
Pawn shop on the corner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Never did care for Billy Joel’s “Allentown” - seemed like kind of a put-down.
LOL, good headline, but I don't think they play harps in that blast furnace that he is in now.
Armed Armen is one of are men!
Rather than playing a harp, he's probably sucking a lot of brimstone.
How about “Would-Be Guitar Robber Now Has Perfect Pitch(fork)”?
If the elderly man had not had a gun, that sicko would have killed both of them. Good people in their 70s making a living and came close to dying. I’m glad the perp is dead.
Actually his involvement wasn't necessary.
The cat was just about to leap to her defense and tear the intruder limb from limb.
What evil brings a 31 year old man to beat on a old woman in her 70’s? Amazing the direction America is headed, Obama truely did transform America in a few short years.
Something odd about this. They said he entered the store, then went back to his vehicle and got the club. I wonder if there is something more to the story that will come out in the wash.
Well the assailant won’t be able to explain what possessed him. He’s dead, Jim.
Not that there’s anything WRONG with that...
Even when people are dead, they confess a lot to their pathologist.
There’s another cool story at that site - I don’t have time to post it.
I was going to post this but you beat me to it!
Do not let me discourage you. Freerepublic can use all the help we can get to post these articles.
I like nighttime stories that have happy endings. I’m glad this happened in a place where civilized people are allowed to defend their loved ones with guns. There are some places, Hitleresque places, right here in the former America where the government would prefer the elderly couple to be defenseless and dead.
A rhapsody with a revolver.
How about a title of: “Criminal brings club to a robbery, victim brings a gun: Guess who won?”
“Criminal went Bong on victim; victime went Bang on criminal”
or “My Bang beat your Bong”
It occurs to me that with so many of the good guys walking around with concealed weapons and using them, we might see a decrease in the number of bad guys in this country yet.
Only if they start wandering out of the cities and off into the sticks.
Ray Charles almost did that once...in The Blues Brothers Movie.
Doesn't say outright if this guy was blind.
And Mrs. Armen said neither she nor her husband recognized the 31-year-old Venetia(n) man -- not an acquaintance and not a former customer, she said.
I didn’t mention anything about his being blind, but it does say he didn’t recognize the “intruder”.