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Pennsylvania Music Store Owner Shoots, Kills Intruder
officer.com ^ | 28 April, 2013 | Bill Toland

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; assault; banglist; defense; guncontrol; pa; secondamendment
Glad her husband was there to defend her.
1 posted on 04/28/2013 5:40:12 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

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.


2 posted on 04/28/2013 5:42:50 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: marktwain

Kudos to Alfred Armen! And I’m glad he killed the attacker so the scumbag can’t sue him and ruin his life.


3 posted on 04/28/2013 5:44:59 PM PDT by American Quilter (I will succeed despite the liberals.)
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To: marktwain

Better headline: Man Attempts To Steal Guitar-Now Playing Harp Instead.


4 posted on 04/28/2013 5:47:43 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: marktwain

I love Pennsylvania music:

Pennsylvania Polka
Pennsylvania 6-5000
Philadelphia Freedom

Pawn shop on the corner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh23YADF11U

Never did care for Billy Joel’s “Allentown” - seemed like kind of a put-down.


5 posted on 04/28/2013 5:55:42 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: CrazyIvan
Better headline: Man Attempts To Steal Guitar-Now Playing Harp Instead.

LOL, good headline, but I don't think they play harps in that blast furnace that he is in now.

6 posted on 04/28/2013 5:57:46 PM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines)
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To: marktwain; a fool in paradise

Armed Armen is one of are men!


7 posted on 04/28/2013 5:58:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: CrazyIvan
Better headline: Man Attempts To Steal Guitar-Now Playing Harp Instead."

Rather than playing a harp, he's probably sucking a lot of brimstone.

8 posted on 04/28/2013 6:00:04 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Mark17

How about “Would-Be Guitar Robber Now Has Perfect Pitch(fork)”?


9 posted on 04/28/2013 6:00:43 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: marktwain

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.


10 posted on 04/28/2013 6:08:20 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: marktwain
Glad her husband was there to defend her

Actually his involvement wasn't necessary.

The cat was just about to leap to her defense and tear the intruder limb from limb.

11 posted on 04/28/2013 6:24:26 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: marktwain

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.


12 posted on 04/28/2013 6:52:27 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: marktwain

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.


13 posted on 04/28/2013 7:08:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Well the assailant won’t be able to explain what possessed him. He’s dead, Jim.


14 posted on 04/28/2013 7:10:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Not that there’s anything WRONG with that...


15 posted on 04/28/2013 7:11:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Meow!


16 posted on 04/28/2013 7:11:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: marktwain
Would you like to see our violin section?


17 posted on 04/28/2013 7:14:58 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Even when people are dead, they confess a lot to their pathologist.


18 posted on 04/28/2013 7:18:14 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: marktwain

There’s another cool story at that site - I don’t have time to post it.

http://www.officer.com/news/10914618/wash-grandmother-detains-intruder-at-gunpoint?utm_source=related_content_box&utm_medium=related_content&utm_campaign=10929844


19 posted on 04/28/2013 8:09:55 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: surroundedbyblue

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.


20 posted on 04/28/2013 8:14:46 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

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.


21 posted on 04/28/2013 8:27:08 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: CrazyIvan
Better headline: Man Attempts To Steal Guitar-Now Playing Harp Instead.

LMBO!

22 posted on 04/28/2013 8:29:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: marktwain

A rhapsody with a revolver.


23 posted on 04/28/2013 9:17:52 PM PDT by stbdside
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To: CrazyIvan

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”


24 posted on 04/28/2013 9:45:02 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


25 posted on 04/28/2013 9:46:40 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan
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.

26 posted on 04/28/2013 10:01:27 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (HEY RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: marktwain
Pennsylvania Music Store Owner Shoots, Kills Intruder

Ray Charles almost did that once...in The Blues Brothers Movie.

27 posted on 04/28/2013 10:03:00 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (HEY RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER; Revolting cat!
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.

28 posted on 04/29/2013 10:53:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

I didn’t mention anything about his being blind, but it does say he didn’t recognize the “intruder”.


29 posted on 04/29/2013 12:53:04 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (HEY RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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