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TN:Man saves mother's life by holding intruder at gunpoint
local8now.com ^ | 6 March, 2014 | Hilary Magacs

Posted on 03/13/2014 11:07:58 AM PDT by marktwain

SEYMOUR, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man accused of trying to rob an elderly Seymour woman, only to have the victim's son hold a gun to his head, has been charged.

Colin Patrick Lynch, 29, of Knoxville, is charged with especially aggravated burglary and two counts of aggravated assault.

Bond amounts and the court date have not yet been set.


Kenny Guffey said he was driving home from work around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday when he called is 83-year-old mother, Christine Guffey.

"We were talking probably ten minutes and then all of the sudden her voice panicked and she said, 'What are you doing in my house, oh no, he's got a knife. What are you doing with the knife?'" said Guffey.

Luckily, Guffey was only two minutes away from her Balsam Road home. When he got there, he went inside with his gun drawn.

"I went through the door and he was standing over her with the shovel, I didn't see the knife, it was dark in there," said Guffey.

Guffey said the intruder used the shovel to knock his gun out of his hand. He said he then tackled the man and got his gun back while his mother called 911.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: banglist; mother; shovel; tn
Only had the permit for a year, and is already lowering the crime rate.
1 posted on 03/13/2014 11:07:58 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Time for Mom to get a gun too.My Mom used to have a SW model 19 with her at all times when home.She knew how to use it too.


2 posted on 03/13/2014 11:10:54 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: marktwain

Shovel equals deadly weapon. Shoot the bastard dead then call the police.


3 posted on 03/13/2014 11:25:21 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: marktwain

Looks like he was armed with a S&W Bodyguard .380. Glad it turned out ok for him and his mother. I would suggest upgrading to 9mm though.


4 posted on 03/13/2014 12:00:16 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: 3Fingas

So that’s what Nobama meant by shovel-ready job, lol


5 posted on 03/13/2014 12:36:16 PM PDT by GYPSY286 (Politicians must USE their heads or Americans will LOSE their heads.)
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To: marktwain

Reads like son was not willing to shoot and it could have gone wrong.


6 posted on 03/13/2014 2:13:55 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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