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TX:2 Galveston teenage would-be burglars pick on the wrong homeowner
kvue.com ^ | 13 July, 2013 | Drew Karedes

Posted on 07/15/2013 3:28:53 PM PDT by marktwain

GALVESTON, Texas -- Two young would-be-burglars got more than they bargained for early Friday morning, and it was all captured on the victim’s home surveillance system.

Galveston police said the criminals, who could be as young as 16-years-old, began kicking in a man’s door while he was home.

It happened just after midnight in the 2900 block of Avenue K.

According to police, the criminals didn’t seem to care that the man was home. That’s not the only thing that stands out about them.

Police believe one of the suspects could be deaf because the pair appears to be using sign language in surveillance video.

“Disabilities don’t hamper somebody from committing a crime,” said Chief Henry Porretto with Galveston Police. “I think that somebody who breaks into somebody’s house while someone is home is one of the most disturbing things that can happen to someone.”

Police said the homeowner who was targeted was alerted by a noise at his back door. He then reportedly watched the suspects from inside on his surveillance system.

One of the suspects eventually kicked in the man’s back door, and police said he “threatened to kill” the homeowner.

The homeowner had a gun of his own and opened fire. The single shot just missed one of the intruders.

“I’m thinking they’re teenage boys sneaking from some girl’s house. That’s how young they looked,” said next door neighbor Jocelyn Newton.

Newton believes she saw the two teens pass by her porch minutes before they began terrorizing the neighbor next door.

“It was like boom,” Newton said.

A short time later, Newton said she heard a banging on her door. She thought the intruders were coming for her.

“They opened the door and shined the light on me. When I looked up, they screamed GPD and grabbed my arm, pulling me out of my bed,” Newton said.

Newton claims police stormed through her house searching for the suspects.

The suspects had already escaped the neighborhood, but police don’t think they’ll be able to run for long.

Police call the homeowner’s surveillance video a key to solving this case. Investigators are following up on a number of leads and believe the suspects likely live in the Galveston area.

The homeowner who shot at those suspects also had his home broken into in June.

It’s unclear if these could be the same criminals, and police said they’re not sure why these teens picked this particular house.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; home; invasion; secondamendment; tx
If you look closely at the lower right, you can see one of the young invaders kick what appears to be a large revolver toward the right of the door. Later, after he has kicked in the door, he picks it up. I have never heard up such a technique before.

Perhaps it is a new idea...

1 posted on 07/15/2013 3:28:53 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Clearly the teenagers were Obama’s sons.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 3:30:40 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: marktwain

~~~The homeowner had a gun of his own and opened fire.~~~

Good.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 3:31:18 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: marktwain

are these children Skittle Boys?


4 posted on 07/15/2013 3:32:41 PM PDT by MNDude (The system worked!)
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To: F15Eagle

Sort of, he missed.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 3:33:23 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: marktwain

Does 0bama want us to honor these kids?


6 posted on 07/15/2013 3:38:43 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: marktwain

:: A short time later, Newton said she heard a banging on her door. She thought the intruders were coming for her.
“They opened the door and shined the light on me. When I looked up, they screamed GPD and grabbed my arm, pulling me out of my bed,” Newton said. ::

Really? Seems like GPD is looking for gunfight here.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 3:38:48 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Really)
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To: marktwain

“I’m thinking they’re teenage boys sneaking from some girl’s house.”

By kicking in the door?


8 posted on 07/15/2013 3:41:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: marktwain

Another reason to have a shotgun in hand loaded with 00 Buckshot. They’d both be splattered on the opposite wall. No chalk needed, bring a mop and shop vacuum.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 4:13:48 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: marktwain
began kicking in a man’s door while he was home.

This is why I've recently retrofitted or upgraded entirely my doors. No one is gonna kick in my doors easily. By the time they do, they will be looking down the barrel of my Benelli M4. Also put on security films on my windows.

10 posted on 07/15/2013 4:18:40 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: marktwain

Shotguns don’t miss.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 4:29:22 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth; All

“Shotguns don’t miss.”

True. Shotguns do not miss. People who shoot shotguns miss. They do it often.

I know, because I have missed with shotguns thousands of times.

It is easy enough to miss with a shotgun. Try shooting one at paper targets at even 20 feet away, and you will see what I mean.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 4:48:02 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
It is easy enough to miss with a shotgun. Try shooting one at paper targets at even 20 feet away, and you will see what I mean.

I do not miss at 20 feet with any of my defensive weapons...hand guns to shotguns. How do I know this? I've done it thousands of times. You will feel my lead at 20 feet.
13 posted on 07/15/2013 5:42:22 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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Skill is needed to hit reliably, even at 20 feet, if you are firing fast at a moving target.

Skill is acquired by practice.

Your practice is a good example for everyone to follow.

14 posted on 07/15/2013 5:50:15 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 see something far more ominous in that. I don’t think they were intending to just rob, but to kill.

The one who tried to kick in the door apparently did not succeed, but then he picks up the gun and makes what looks like a shooting stance. That doesn’t impress me as wanting to hold someone at gunpoint, but to shoot them.

And the icing on this was that he jerked a little bit, so might have been grazed on the arm.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 5:55:18 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: marktwain
Skill is acquired by practice. Your practice is a good example for everyone to follow.

I attribute my experience with firearms to my Dad. He used to joke that I put teething marks on the first .22 rifle he gave me. :)
16 posted on 07/15/2013 6:06:53 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: marktwain

reminds me to reposition my back yard camera


17 posted on 07/15/2013 6:16:57 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (i don't beleive that any court in this country is operating lawfully anyway)
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To: marktwain

The neighbor lady thought the criminals were then breaking down her own door. What if she had got her own gun to face them with. She would be DEAD and GPD guys would dutifully say, “I felt threatened” and go back to the station to be awarded their richly deserved extra paid vacations.


18 posted on 07/15/2013 6:35:51 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Ecomics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: marktwain

Much of Galveston, away from the tourist areas, is a hell hole.


19 posted on 07/15/2013 8:08:30 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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