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(Shotgun-wielding) Juneau man defends boat while naked (AK)
KTVA ^ | November 11, 2005

Posted on 11/12/2005 9:11:39 AM PST by Mr. Mojo

According to the Associated Press, a Juneau man defended his boat from an intruder before dawn Thursday with a shotgun and little else.

Russell Peterson grabbed his shotgun, sprang out of bed and marched the intruder off the vessel - all while in the nude. Peterson says he saw a man in a black coat standing in his bedroom doorway aboard his boat docked in Aurora Harbor. Peterson says he used his sawed-off shotgun to march the man off his ship.

Peterson then called 911. After explaining the situation, Peterson told the dispatcher he needed to get off the phone so he could get his pants on.

Police say 27-year-old Clay Calabrese was jailed at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on a charge of criminal trespass. Peterson says Calabrese lives on another boat at Aurora.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; selfdefense
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To: Mr. Mojo

Sounds like a regular Michael Caine.


21 posted on 11/12/2005 9:37:48 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Mr. Mojo
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22 posted on 11/12/2005 9:38:00 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Mr. Mojo

A 41-year-old Juneau man said he was scared while standing naked on his boat using a shotgun to hold off a black-hooded intruder early Thursday, but not as much as later in the day when he heard the man "just wanted to be

~SNIP~

Peterson said he was sleeping naked on his 65-foot boat, the Seal, in Aurora Harbor, when the door opened and knocked over the keyboard resting atop the computer in his bedroom.

He jumped up and grabbed the short-barreled shotgun hanging near his bed to ward off the intruder, he said. He led the intruder off the boat and held him for police.

Wearing a jail uniform while appearing in Juneau District Court on the trespassing charge less than 12 hours later, Calabrese told Judge Keith Levy that he had "chatted online" with Peterson, who had told him about his boat. "I was trying to make friends with the guy."

When Levy asked Calabrese if he was aware of the details of the charge against him, the defendant pointed at the victim sitting in the audience. "That's him," he said before speaking directly toward Peterson. "That's your boat."

Court-appointed defenseattorney Tom Wagner entered not-guilty pleas on the misdemeanor charges of trespassing and tampering with property, as well as for charges of violating his conditions of pretrial release in another pending case. Levy scheduled a jury trial for January.

Calabrese said what Juneau police wrote about the incident was "not actually entirely accurate."

"I have a good explanation," Calabrese told the judge. "I was trying to introduce myself to him."

He said he first went to Peterson's boat at about 7 p.m., didn't get an answer, and went back later.

Levy warned Calabrese that he was saying things that could be used against him, but the defendant went on to explain that he had been banned from participating on an Internet chat site after using "swear words." He said he knew Peterson from the site.

Peterson said later that Calabrese, whom he only saw as a shadowy hooded figure on his boat, referred to him by the name he uses in the chat room.

"I'm glad I woke up," he said. His Alaska malamute, Miaku, was just wagging her tail at the intruder, he said.

He said he later found two cigarette butts and a puddle of urine on the deck, telling him the intruder was on the boat for at least 10 minutes before waking him up.

The incident gave Peterson a flashback to about 10 years ago, when he was the victim of an attempted robbery at a Mendenhall Valley coffee shop that he ran at the time, he said. That case ended with the two men being sent to prison.

"He never would tell me who he was," Peterson said of Calabrese. But while he was walking Calabrese off his boat, he said, "he kept turning around to talk."

Assistant City Attorney Robyn Carlisle asked Levy to set bail at $2,000 and require a third party to take responsibility for watching Calabrese if he is released. She said the defendant has 13 prior convictions, was on pretrial release on a criminal mischief charge and was on probation for three other city cases.

"This person was very frightening," she told the judge.

Levy set bail at $1,000 and required him to find a third party to watch him if he can raise the money.

Calabrese said that wasn't fair. "If I'm not guilty and I'm sitting in jail for two months, what do I get?" he asked.

After Carlisle and Wagner approached the judge, the courtroom officer led Calabrese out. Calabrese was still complaining about his bail.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111105/loc_20051111032.shtml


23 posted on 11/12/2005 9:46:18 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Graybeard58

"I'm glad I woke up," he said. His Alaska malamute, Miaku, was just wagging her tail at the intruder, he said.

Not much of a dog, is it. Why doesn't he get a Golden Retriever; it might bark as it wags its tail.


24 posted on 11/12/2005 9:57:09 AM PST by heartwood
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To: EdReform; jonestown; Ladysmith; Petruchio; Shooter 2.5; Mr. Mojo; PeterPrinciple; Max Combined; ...
(((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.



Hm...this was in Arkansas. Does the name Clinton come to mind, anybody...?
25 posted on 11/12/2005 10:04:42 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (As long as liberalism and I exist, neither one of us is safe.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
He was nude.

No one wielding a scattergun is 'naked'.

26 posted on 11/12/2005 10:06:11 AM PST by LibKill (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Alaska (AK), not Arkansas (AR).
27 posted on 11/12/2005 10:06:35 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: hosepipe
Nature is a weird thing: Cold makes a woman's nipples stand up and get hard and a mans parts crawl back up inside his body. Thou are not to wonder why, thou are but to zip the fly.
28 posted on 11/12/2005 10:07:11 AM PST by fish hawk (I am only one, but I am not the only one.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

D'oh! DUH! *Smacks forehead* Saw the letters, jumped to a conclusion.


29 posted on 11/12/2005 10:17:58 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (As long as liberalism and I exist, neither one of us is safe.)
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To: Tzimisce
Naked in Nov in Alaska? That's brave...

Takes ba!!s to do that (but, given that it's November, you'd probably be unable to tell).

30 posted on 11/12/2005 10:19:32 AM PST by Bob
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To: Graybeard58

This whole story just says one thing to me: Gay, Gay, Gay!


31 posted on 11/12/2005 10:23:00 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: heartwood
Why doesn't he get a Golden Retriever; it might bark as it wags its tail.

Exactly! I could rent out my 10 lb. Pomeranian...believe me, all who approach know his wrath. A most excellent guard dog; if only he could master his gun skills......heh, heh, heh.....
32 posted on 11/12/2005 10:35:17 AM PST by hummingbird (Think I'll google for a while.....on FRED THOMPSON for a seat on the SUPREME COURT!)
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To: R W Reactionairy; Restore; afnamvet; G.Mason
You can "saw off" a shotgun but only so much. In general, he is probably safe from the BATF if it the barrel length is over 18 inches. [However, IIRC, there is also a minimum overall length for a shotgun that started life as a long gun.]

I remember reading that in order to shorten the barrel of a gun you had to licensed by the BATF as a firearms manufacture (gunsmith). Correct me if I'm wrong.

33 posted on 11/12/2005 10:40:52 AM PST by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Juneau...my home town. Sounds like things haven't changed an awful lot...


34 posted on 11/12/2005 10:46:11 AM PST by redhead (Alaska--Step out of the bus and into the food chain...)
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To: Pontiac
"I remember reading that in order to shorten the barrel of a gun you had to licensed by the BATF as a firearms manufacture (gunsmith). Correct me if I'm wrong."


It is my understanding that BATF prohibits sawing off shotgun barrels shorter than 18 inches, or rifle barrel shorter than 16 inches.


That is my understanding. Others may have further information.



35 posted on 11/12/2005 10:51:19 AM PST by G.Mason (The barbarians are at the gate ... the Democrats and RINO's stand ready to open it for them)
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To: martin_fierro; Felicity Fahrquar
"I have a good explanation," Calabrese told the judge. "I was trying to introduce myself to him."

When a freeper's attempt to introduce himself goes terribly awry?

36 posted on 11/12/2005 10:52:00 AM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: Graybeard58

Stranger and stranger...

Wants to make friends but takes a leak on your boat.


37 posted on 11/12/2005 10:57:54 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (Conservatives are from earth. Liberals are from Uranus.)
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To: Pontiac
You don't have to be a gunsmith to 'saw off' a shotgun barrel, but the barrel must end up greater than 18", and the overall length of the shotgun must be greater than 26", or else it becomes an NFA-regulated weapon which must be registered and a tax stamp must be paid, and you don't want to try registering one after it's too short...
38 posted on 11/12/2005 11:07:09 AM PST by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: Mr. Mojo
This is my first time to try and post an image here. I hope it works.


39 posted on 11/12/2005 11:42:47 AM PST by KarinG1 (Some of us are trying to engage in philosophical discourse. Please don't allow us to interrupt you.)
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To: Graybeard58
Calabrese said that wasn't fair. "If I'm not guilty and I'm sitting in jail for two months, what do I get?" he asked

Two months credit for 'time served' in the OTHER case you're awaiting trial?

Somebody needs to take this guy snowmobiling....

40 posted on 11/12/2005 12:05:17 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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