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Shotgun-Packing Elderly Couple Ruins Dangerous Fugitive’s Escape Plans with Deadly Shot
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | august 21, 2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 08/21/2013 4:01:56 PM PDT by lowbridge

An escaped inmate was shot and killed Monday by an elderly couple he had been holding at gunpoint for around four hours.

Rodney Eugene Long, a dangerous prison escapee suspected of shooting and injuring a Taylor County deputy, broke into a couple’s home in Bedford, Iowa, at around 10:15 p.m. Monday night and held them for four hours, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Mitch Mortvedt said during a news conference.

Jerome and Carolyn Mauderly said Long was armed with a semi-automatic handgun. Long, 38, also disabled the phones in the Maulderlys’ home as he apparently gathered supplies to aid his escape.

At around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, Jerome, 71, was somehow able to retrieve his shotgun and shoot the fugitive dead. The couple immediately called 911 and police responded to their home.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; iowa; secondamendment
I love a happy ending.
1 posted on 08/21/2013 4:01:56 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Don't mess with an old man after his bed-time. We get grumpy when we get tired.

/johnny

2 posted on 08/21/2013 4:03:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lowbridge

“I love a happy ending.”

It’s kind of romantic that the older couple took this jerk down together. It’s really sweet!


3 posted on 08/21/2013 4:05:35 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: lowbridge

Stand Your Ground


4 posted on 08/21/2013 4:05:49 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: lowbridge

Rodney Long, now known as Rodney Short.


5 posted on 08/21/2013 4:09:19 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: JRandomFreeper

:{)


6 posted on 08/21/2013 4:09:21 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: lowbridge

Good for them. Like they say, don’t mess with old people, they just may kill you.


7 posted on 08/21/2013 4:09:30 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: lowbridge

Well now, Obama can’t claim that if he had a son ......


8 posted on 08/21/2013 4:12:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: lowbridge

And the World’s a better place today.


9 posted on 08/21/2013 4:12:58 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Beowulf9

Rodney Long, now known as Rodney Short.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Or, ‘Leaky’.


10 posted on 08/21/2013 4:13:33 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: lowbridge

Can someone ‘splain this:

“Long, 38, also disabled the phones in the Maulderlys’ home...”

“The couple immediately called 911...”

More to this, perhaps if I read more?


11 posted on 08/21/2013 4:13:48 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: lowbridge; Bride Of Old Sarge

The Bride and I fully intend to re-enact the scenes of “Secondhand Lions” often.

She’s Garth, I’m Hub.


12 posted on 08/21/2013 4:16:22 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: elpinta

I heard that he cut the land line before entering, and also confiscated their cell phones. Chances are the old man just took his cell phone back.


13 posted on 08/21/2013 4:16:52 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: JRandomFreeper
I can't fight, can't see to aim a dot, but a shotgun in my hands is a death warrant

I ain't skeered, just desperate.

14 posted on 08/21/2013 4:18:07 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: loungitude

Or Rodney Long Gone.


15 posted on 08/21/2013 4:18:38 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: lowbridge

I hope he wasn’t black!


16 posted on 08/21/2013 4:19:22 PM PDT by tiki
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To: lowbridge

He did a Joe Biden.


17 posted on 08/21/2013 4:19:23 PM PDT by allendale
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To: MeganC
"Morty! How're we going to get all this red goo off the walls?"


18 posted on 08/21/2013 4:19:34 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: lowbridge

“I need to go to the bathroom”
seems like a reasonable request- and a good place for hidden self defense


19 posted on 08/21/2013 4:21:08 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Old Sarge

One of the best moviea ever.


20 posted on 08/21/2013 4:21:20 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: ErnBatavia

What movie is that from?


21 posted on 08/21/2013 4:23:03 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Mr. K

“I need to go to the bathroom”seems like a reasonable request- and a good place for hidden self defense.”

Toilet tank, stainless revolver, Pelican case.


22 posted on 08/21/2013 4:24:09 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: Lurker

Actually, it’s a Swiffer duster TV commercial...


23 posted on 08/21/2013 4:24:46 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: brewcrew

Thanks, that makes sense.


24 posted on 08/21/2013 4:27:03 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: knarf
And at 2:30 AM, I'd be really grumpy and ready to put a stop to the nonsense so I could get some sleep. ;)

/johnny

25 posted on 08/21/2013 4:31:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ErnBatavia
I LOVE those two .. !!!

There y'go .. Morty sums it all up.

26 posted on 08/21/2013 4:37:42 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: lowbridge

As a taxpaying citizen of this rapidly evolving turd-world hell hole, I’d like to express my thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Mauderly for killing this son of a bitch. They saved me and others thousands of dollars.


27 posted on 08/21/2013 5:00:29 PM PDT by upchuck (My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that!)
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To: Beowulf9

Well it was long overdue.


28 posted on 08/21/2013 5:12:51 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: SkyDancer

How about “If his Mother had a Son?”


29 posted on 08/21/2013 5:14:53 PM PDT by BilLies (I despise The Progressive Liberal American Press, its corporations, management, reporters, readers.)
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To: CrazyIvan
Toilet tank, stainless revolver, Pelican case.

Even better - there's a wooden magazine rack that's got a hidden handgun compartment.

It'd look perfectly innocent on the bathroom wall. Around $130 plus S&H. Or, a weekend project for DIY types (looks simple enough).

30 posted on 08/21/2013 5:17:19 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: elpinta

Apparently there’s this new fangled device called a cellular phone.


31 posted on 08/21/2013 5:23:50 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: lowbridge

One less vermin.


32 posted on 08/21/2013 5:42:46 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: lowbridge

Thank you, folks! You did great!


33 posted on 08/21/2013 6:08:24 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Charles Martel

Very cool! I just might build one. Need a place to put the Shotgun News anyway!


34 posted on 08/21/2013 6:23:11 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Oh Yeah! Plenty of time to know that this guy is dead set in his mind to make crazy around me and just give me a chance to get my hands on something lethal. If you hadn’t of gotten the jump on me and pissed me off you might have had a slim chance, but your ticket is about to be punched.


35 posted on 08/21/2013 6:45:21 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21
At 2:30 AM, I'm mostly about "Just make it stop so I can get some sleep". If that involves ventilating escaped felons, ok.

/johnny

36 posted on 08/21/2013 6:50:53 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SkyDancer

>> “Well now, Obama can’t claim that if he had a son” <<

.
Sure he can!

If Obama had a son he would have held up at least ten banks by now, and died in the shoot-out at the eleventh.


37 posted on 08/21/2013 6:57:09 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: elpinta

Just a guess, but disabled the landline and they phoned for help on their mobile phone. But that’s just an uneducated guess.

Either that or the guy’s McGyver and repaired the phone line with some surplus belly button lint.


38 posted on 08/21/2013 7:52:49 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

A cut phoneline can be repaired in a minute or two.

It doesn’t take a McGyver, it just takes an older person who is familiar with repairing things.


39 posted on 08/21/2013 8:02:23 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Old Sarge

IMHO one of the best movies.


40 posted on 08/21/2013 8:22:10 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Balding_Eagle

Honestly, I wouldn’t know where to start. Green-to-Green and Red-to-Red? Or vice versa?

Of course if they had VOIP, it’s an entirely different matter. Orange-to-Orange/White Stripe? It’s all so confusing.

I’m pretty sure you still need McGyver and belly button lint.


41 posted on 08/22/2013 5:16:51 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: lowbridge; DungeonMaster
"The couple will not face charges in the shooting."

Authorities said the same thing about George Zimmerman.

Fortunately for the Mauderlys, there's zero chance the Schumers and Sharptons of this world will show up and pitch their tents on the corpse of an armed white prison escapee.

How sad this happened in their home, though. I can't imagine what it must be like to sit in your own kitchen after you shot a POS dead there. May they both live long enough to have peace and joy in their own home again.

42 posted on 08/22/2013 7:52:50 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That’s where common sense kicks in, which is why I stated that it would take an older person to fix it.

BTW, since it was cut, you would connect the same colors back together, just as they were before the cut.

It would probably be the Blue-White to Blue-White and then White-Blue to White-Blue, but that part doesn’t have to be known.


43 posted on 08/22/2013 8:46:54 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Don't mess with an old man after his bed-time. We get grumpy when we get tired.

LOL! I heard that!

44 posted on 08/22/2013 3:49:05 PM PDT by SuziQ
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