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Woman shoots intruder in leg (CA)
KGET ^ | 08/17/05

Posted on 08/19/2005 6:58:13 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo

BAKERSFIELD - A woman defending her home shot a trespasser after two warning shots Wednesday afternoon. It happened on O Street around 2 p.m.

Police said a man who may have been on PCP was attacking two pitbulls outside the woman’s back yard.

The assailant was allegedly beating the dogs with a belt when he awakened a couple sleeping inside.

The woman, who is said to be in her 40’s, came to the back yard and asked the suspect to leave. Police said he then came at the couple and pushed the elderly man to the ground.

The woman fired two warning shots into the air before shooting the man in the thigh.

“It sounds like the occupants life was legitimately in danger,” said Det. Jack Smith from the Bakersfield Police Department. “They didn't know who he was he seemed to be under the influence of some sort of drug.”

“She was just pretty much trying to get the guy out of their yard,” said the woman’s son, Casey Jones. “She was scared.”

The Bakersfield Police department said when they arrived, the suspect was non-responsive. He was rushed to Kern Medical Center, where he is under arrest.

Investigators said the wound is not life threatening and no charges will be filed against the woman.

The suspect is facing assault charges, as well as breaking and entering.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; bang; banglist; caseyjones; selfdefense

1 posted on 08/19/2005 6:58:14 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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2 posted on 08/19/2005 6:58:48 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

So much for pit bulls being great protectors.


3 posted on 08/19/2005 7:00:59 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Mr. Mojo
She needs more practice.
CENTER MASS!

The woman fired two warning shots into the air before shooting the man in the thigh.

You NEVER fire a warning shot! When you clear leather, it's time to GET BUSY!

Gun to Owner: "NEVER draw me in anger, NEVER holster me in SHAME!"
4 posted on 08/19/2005 7:01:45 AM PDT by highlymotivated (They call him Bubba! Bubba! As corrupt a President as one could be...)
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To: Mr. Mojo

---Investigators said the wound is not life threatening and no charges will be filed against the woman.---

I'll bet the police have her gun though.


5 posted on 08/19/2005 7:01:50 AM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

"no charges will be filed against the woman."

In CA? Really? Astonishing.

Here in MA we're taught to expect arrest, loss of license, and extended legal trouble for defending ourselves.


6 posted on 08/19/2005 7:02:18 AM PDT by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: claudiustg

No kidding...

The police anywhere dont like the idea of civilians with weapons of their own...


7 posted on 08/19/2005 7:09:41 AM PDT by AndyStevenson
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To: highlymotivated

"She needs more practice.
CENTER MASS!"

Exactly! Get that lady to the firing range!


8 posted on 08/19/2005 7:10:27 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Mr. Mojo

This is a second time a a week that we have heard of "Warning shots".. What up with that? Maybe it's time for a new NRA public education campaign based on center of mass and the proper use of defensive firearms use...


9 posted on 08/19/2005 7:11:19 AM PDT by kAcknor (Don't flatter yourself.... It is a gun in my pocket.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
I believe she was quoted as saying, "dang these sights, they always make me miss to the left."</humor>
10 posted on 08/19/2005 7:12:22 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Freedom of speech makes it much easier to spot the idiots." [Jay Lessig, 2/7/2005])
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To: Mr. Mojo

Attacking two pittbulls with a belt?! Man! ...talking about one BAD dude! ...oe supremely stupid... One or the other!


11 posted on 08/19/2005 7:13:13 AM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

The assailant was allegedly beating the dogs with a belt...

Bad rover!! Maybe they chewed up his loafers.


12 posted on 08/19/2005 7:13:31 AM PDT by Redcitizen (This line intentionally left blank)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Hmm, they still have guns in CA. Who knew?


13 posted on 08/19/2005 7:14:12 AM PDT by kerryusama04 (The UN wants our guns so they can rape our children and steal our money)
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To: highlymotivated
You NEVER fire a warning shot! When you clear leather, it's time to GET BUSY!

Agreed. Don't un-holster until somebody needs to die. The reason is: Once you squeeze the trigger, you don't really know for sure where that bullet will end up. You at least stand a good chance of killing somebody when you fire, so it had better be reasonable that that somebody should have died.

14 posted on 08/19/2005 7:14:12 AM PDT by TChris ("You tweachewous miscweant!" - Elmer Fudd)
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To: aimhigh
Even with the right bloodlines and disposition, dogs will fail in a protector roll of they are not given a great deal of training. Part of that training requires that the dog be submitted to physical attack. JUst ask and K9 trainer or Shutzhund hobbyist.

The vast majority of people that think that there dogs will protect them are quite mistaken about this. It is not for want of trying on the dogs part, but when a professional crook , a drug addict or a deranged person gets physical with the average dog the odd are that the dog will back down.

They will warn and scare off the coward and the amateur, but they will do little else.

15 posted on 08/19/2005 7:23:22 AM PDT by CasearianDaoist
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To: TChris

I teach my students to shoot center mass on the range. You TRAIN as you FIGHT! Because once the involuntary side takes over, you do as you train.


16 posted on 08/19/2005 7:29:07 AM PDT by highlymotivated (If American ever falls, a STINKING LIBERAL will be behind it.)
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To: Malichi
She was just pretty much trying to get the guy out of their yard,” said the woman’s son, Casey Jones. “She was scared.”

Hey Mal! Mystery solved. Casey Jones is the son of this lady in California that shot a trespasser in the leg.

17 posted on 08/19/2005 7:53:26 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Mr. Mojo

Good for her! Thanks for the article Mr. Mojo!


18 posted on 08/19/2005 7:58:33 AM PDT by recoveringlurker
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To: Mr. Mojo

Senator Dianne Feinstein reminds everyone to turn in their guns when she gets 51 votes.


19 posted on 08/19/2005 8:16:53 AM PDT by gatex (NRA, JPFO and Gun Owners of America)
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To: Mr. Mojo; BOBWADE; Mrs Zip
Police said a man who may have been on PCP was attacking two pitbulls outside the woman’s back yard.

That is one tough (or stupid) guy. I would have emptied my gun into him then reloaded and done it again.

20 posted on 08/19/2005 8:51:07 AM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 48% of Americans (NRA))
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To: VRWCmember
LOL

Was wondering if someone would say that.

I think that thread was pulled.

21 posted on 08/19/2005 9:03:37 AM PDT by mcar
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To: ambrose

PCP,Pit Bulls, Firearms, this story has it all.


22 posted on 08/19/2005 9:08:41 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Mr. Mojo
The woman fired two warning shots into the air before shooting the man in the thigh.

Very bad thing to do. Where did those two shots in the air come down? It would have been better to fire the two shots into the center of his chest, with the third being a head shot.
At least she wasn't arrested.
23 posted on 08/19/2005 9:12:11 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: AndyStevenson
The police anywhere don’t like the idea of civilians with weapons of their own...

Depends on where you are and what level of law enforcement you are talking to. It has been my experience that patrol officers are generally in favor of armed citizens, but political cops – Chiefs of Police and wannabes – favor a disarmed citizenry.
24 posted on 08/19/2005 9:14:56 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: VRWCmember

I knew I could count on my fellow Freepers to figure out the mystery!


25 posted on 08/19/2005 10:14:22 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Now the scum will probably sue her and get the money he wanted, but now LEGALLY. There's something not to be patriotic about. Sharia might be crap, but they know how to deal with thieves.


26 posted on 08/19/2005 10:18:12 AM PDT by mudblood
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To: mcar; Malichi
Was wondering if someone would say that.
I think that thread was pulled.

Yes it was, but fortunately I had posted to it so I could see my posts in "My Comments".

27 posted on 08/19/2005 10:36:31 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember
I was lucky to get out of that thread alive. I just asked a simple question. I put the qualifier in there about the Grateful Dead song because I've been here for 5 1/2 years and I know how many comedians we have.

Hell, I was surprised the I caused such a ruckus. I was the one that asked Admin to pull the thread because it was looking like it was about to devolve into a flame war.

Yeah, I was in there throwing punches too. I'll admit it.

TAW

28 posted on 08/19/2005 10:51:26 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: Malichi

That thread was getting pretty funny and could have become another Arther McGowan "Please stop Pinging Me" thread. My contribution to the thread was the vigilante character from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


29 posted on 08/19/2005 1:36:13 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Malichi

Just be glad I didn't remember who all was on the thread so I couldn't issue a massive "Casey Jones" ping.


30 posted on 08/19/2005 1:37:19 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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(((Armed Citizen ping)))



You are being pinged because of your interest in every-day citizens using firearms to save life and limb. Freep-mail if you want on/off.
31 posted on 08/19/2005 1:44:33 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13))
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To: highlymotivated
She needs more practice.
CENTER MASS!

The woman fired two warning shots into the air before shooting the man in the thigh.

Yeah, she missed little jim & the twins . . .

32 posted on 08/19/2005 3:11:01 PM PDT by Petruchio ( ... .--. .- -.-- / .- -. -.. / -. . ..- - . .-. / .. .-.. .-.. . --. .- .-.. / .- .-.. .. . -. ...)
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To: hiredhand
hiredhand said: "Attacking two pittbulls with a belt?! Man! ...talking about one BAD dude! "

Maybe not. Maybe the pitbulls were chained and unable to defend themselves.

33 posted on 08/19/2005 4:05:27 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: Mr. Mojo
The perp in this case made his court appearance Friday in a wheelchair..

Here

34 posted on 08/21/2005 4:30:01 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Mr. Mojo

Thanks for the ping.


35 posted on 08/22/2005 5:13:00 PM PDT by Vor Lady
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