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(IN)UPDATE: Police identify burglar killed in LaPorte County home invasion(hatchet,moped,log cabin)
wndu.com ^ | 8 July, 2013 | Kevin Lewis

Posted on 07/11/2013 5:28:30 AM PDT by marktwain

A home invasion suspect is dead and a left homeowner terribly shaken.

That homeowner was fast asleep when police say Jason Rabe, 23, of Three Oaks Twp. Mich, shattered a rear window and climbed inside the log cabin-styled home.

The terrifying intrusion played out Monday around 9:15 a.m. EST, along the 6700 E. block of County Road 1000 North. That's about three miles north of Hudson Lake, near the Indiana-Michigan state line.

According to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Dept., Rabe rode to the house on a moped with the intent to break-in. The sole homeowner, a middle-aged man, awoke to the sound of shattering glass.

He grabbed a pistol and began to canvass his home, when he stumbled across Rabe, who was carrying a hatchet. Words were reportedly exchanged and a tussle broke out, during which the homeowner pulled the trigger, killing the 23-year-old on the spot.

The homeowner then ran for the phone and dialed 911, prompting LaPorte County deputies to race to the scene. There they discovered Rabe deceased with a single gunshot wound to the upper left chest, and the homeowner who police say was “extremely upset.”

(Excerpt) Read more at wndu.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; hatchet; in; invader; secondamendment
Most civilized people are extremely upset when they have to kill someone.
1 posted on 07/11/2013 5:28:30 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Gotta love a happy ending.


2 posted on 07/11/2013 5:33:09 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: marktwain

How do they know the homeowner is of the left?

;-)


3 posted on 07/11/2013 5:34:20 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: marktwain

Another senseless moped related death!

If our country is serious about fighting crime, then it’s WAY past time for congress to enact strict nationwide moped control laws.


4 posted on 07/11/2013 5:39:41 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: marktwain

Some strange sentence construction and wording in this article. “Words were reportedly exchanged”, “Sole homeowner”.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 5:50:33 AM PDT by Drawsing
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To: WayneS
If Obama had a moped...
6 posted on 07/11/2013 5:53:11 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: marktwain

Hey..I had this posted the day it happened.!!! As well as the update as to whom did the breaking in!!!


7 posted on 07/11/2013 6:03:13 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Bronzy

IF BO could drive a mop-head


8 posted on 07/11/2013 6:03:48 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

Amish no doubt


9 posted on 07/11/2013 6:04:26 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: NRA1995

Much discussion about regrets over killing a violent home invader. Is that sense of regret later replaced with,

“I wouldn’t have shot the no good SOB if he hadn’t lunged at me! It was me or him!”


10 posted on 07/11/2013 6:05:16 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: marktwain

Mr. Rabe made decisions. Decisions have consequences no matter what. Mr. Rabe broke into a house and was armed with a deadly weapon.

Mr. Rabe forfeited his life.

Mr. Rabe died from his own poor choices. We’ll put it on his headstone.

Message: If you break into houses, you assume all risk of death from a homeowner defending his home.


11 posted on 07/11/2013 6:06:28 AM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: VideoPaul
To quote a famous statesperson..
'What difference does it make'
His civil rights were violated and the killer needs to be put on trial.
12 posted on 07/11/2013 6:09:25 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: marktwain
"The wound so severe, Memorial MedFlight and the best heart surgeon couldn’t have saved him"

HOORAY!! May the worthless lives of all violent criminals end thus.

13 posted on 07/11/2013 6:12:28 AM PDT by InkStone (Omni Vivum Ex Surfboard)
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To: VideoPaul

Exactly. When someone breaks into your home you have absolutely no way of knowing their intent or mindset. Only here for the portable electronics and silver? Or bent on torture, rape, and murder? It would be negligent in the extreme to leave your family’s safety up to the assumed good intentions of someone who has already demonstrated they are a criminal. You must assume, prepare for, and act on the worst intentions. Anyone breaking into my home, I will assume they are a deadly threat, and I will stop them with deadly force, applied as swiftly and violently as possible.


14 posted on 07/11/2013 6:19:08 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Drawsing

Government schools.


15 posted on 07/11/2013 6:33:19 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: marktwain

Love happy endings.


16 posted on 07/11/2013 6:34:16 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: bikerman

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


17 posted on 07/11/2013 6:50:40 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Paul46360

Hey..I had this posted the day it happened.!!! As well as the update as to whom did the breaking in!!!

Sorry if I double posted, but the headline is different.


18 posted on 07/11/2013 7:02:20 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Ok “Mr.Twain” I concur...


19 posted on 07/11/2013 7:03:35 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: marktwain

The obituary of the decedent, with picture.

http://www.whatsnewlaporte.com/2013/07/09/jason-rabe-1990-2013/


20 posted on 07/11/2013 8:33:04 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Picture stunned me. Not Amish.

GLad he’s dead.


21 posted on 07/11/2013 9:31:29 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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