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Man Shoots Intruder Armed With Bat(OR)
kptv ^ | 9 September, 2009 | Staff

Posted on 09/17/2009 5:02:54 AM PDT by marktwain

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- Police say a man shot an intruder who was armed with a baseball bat Tuesday night.

Mark Farrell, 24, of Beatty, entered Jim Westman's house armed with a wooden baseball bat, said Klamath Falls Sheriff Timothy Evinger in a news release.

Farrell attempted to assault Westman with the bat and Westman fired one round from a .22-caliber rifle, which hit Farrell in the right forearm. Farrell continued to assault Westman after he was shot, Evinger said.

Roxann Klobucar, Westman's mother, was able to wrestle the bat from Farrell. Klobucar hit Farrell several times in the head until he was subdued, Evinger said. Click here to find out more!

Prior to entering the house, Farrell damaged Westman's vehicle with the bat, Evinger said.

Evinger said the motive appears related to a theft from Farrell about a month ago.

Farrell was transported to a nearby hospital. He is expected to face charges of burglary, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.

Detectives are continuing to investigate.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; homedefense; or
Hard to say what exactly is going on here. I'd like to know more about the theft from the bat weilder.
1 posted on 09/17/2009 5:02:54 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Never bring a bat to a gunfight................


2 posted on 09/17/2009 5:06:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples' money...M. Thatcher)
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To: marktwain

A .22 would barely protect your home against a squirrel.


3 posted on 09/17/2009 5:09:49 AM PDT by Dallas
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To: marktwain
Roxann Klobucar, Westman's mother, was able to wrestle the bat from Farrell... hit Farrell several times in the head until he was subdued,..

Note to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig

Dear bonehead Bud.

See. Good old fashioned Ash bats don't break after a few whacks.
Outlaw Maple bats next season. And Ash bats are also cheaper.

regards,
Me
ps: nothing beats a good piece of Ash

:-)
4 posted on 09/17/2009 5:13:19 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Dallas
A .22 would barely protect your home against a squirrel. I disagree. A .22 is an excellent home defense weapon for squirrel attack. Of course, if something else attacks your home--like, say, a human--you may want something more in the line of a 12-gauge.
5 posted on 09/17/2009 5:17:06 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: marktwain

Don’t bring a 22 to a bat fight.


6 posted on 09/17/2009 5:17:12 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: marktwain

A theft and he didn’t call the po po? What exactly was stolen? Probably weed or meth. Just saying.


7 posted on 09/17/2009 5:19:16 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Dallas

Israelis hit squads used .22 Berettas. Two men, 14 .22’s to the chest.

.22’s kill more people than any other caliber.

I remember a subway clerk defended himself with a North American Arms .22 revolver. About the size of a Bic Lighter. One shot to the head, killed the robber.

.22’s are affordable and small and with minimal training and with even more mental training can be quite deadly.


8 posted on 09/17/2009 5:20:16 AM PDT by Leisler (It's going to be a hard, long winter)
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To: marktwain

I have a .22 semi-auto I would resort to during a break in... after the .45 clips have been emptied.


9 posted on 09/17/2009 5:21:21 AM PDT by AnglePark
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To: marktwain

That is one AMAZING bat.
Where can I get one?


10 posted on 09/17/2009 5:26:01 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Red Badger

“Never bring a bat to a gunfight................”

..., or a .22 to a bat fight!


11 posted on 09/17/2009 5:27:24 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: marktwain

need more coffee...here I thought he (the homeowner/renter/whatever) had a bat modified to shoot.

Then, I thought, no, that can’t be right...but PETA is gonna be all over this.


12 posted on 09/17/2009 5:33:55 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: AnglePark

“after the .45 clips have been emptied.”

My thought exactly. Have 4 clips of 230 gr JHP .45 first then restort to the .22 or maybe from the looks of this case .45 first then the bat!


13 posted on 09/17/2009 5:36:20 AM PDT by Syntyr (If its too loud your too old...)
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To: Leisler
"...North American Arms .22 revolver...."

That's interesting; I did not know revolvers came in "fun size".

14 posted on 09/17/2009 5:40:28 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: marktwain
Westman fired one round from a .22-caliber rifle, which hit Farrell in the right forearm. Farrell continued to assault Westman after he was shot, Evinger said.

When going to a gunfight, always bring enough gun and more ammo than you think you'll need.


15 posted on 09/17/2009 5:42:52 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (WWCJD? What would Casey Jones do?)
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To: Syntyr

I have 230gr Hydra-Shok rounds in my clips — hopefully one shot will do the trick! ;-)


16 posted on 09/17/2009 5:43:29 AM PDT by AnglePark
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To: Leisler
I knew a guy about 25 years ago who was shot by his ex wife on the courthouse steps in St Cloud MN. She shot him 5 times to the face with a 22 pistol and the worst wound knocked his front tooth out and lodged in the roof of his mouth.

She should have went for his vital organs.

Center mass.

17 posted on 09/17/2009 5:45:33 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: CholeraJoe

Amen. The 1911 Colt - after a century: still the perfect handgun.


18 posted on 09/17/2009 5:48:22 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Leisler
A couple of well placed 22’s in the gut and neck and the intruder is not going to survive.

I have a 22 for outdoor varmints and 2 25’s for indoor varmints and a 38 just in case the little guns don't do the trick.

19 posted on 09/17/2009 5:48:38 AM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: marktwain
Forty Five
20 posted on 09/17/2009 5:52:55 AM PDT by Shellback Chuck
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To: JAKraig

In my experience, a 22 LR hollow-point usually has enough velocity to totally explode both the round and whatever it hits, at least at close range.


21 posted on 09/17/2009 5:57:09 AM PDT by Huebolt (Democrat = (national socialist) = NAZI)
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To: Huebolt

Do a little experiment.

Fill two plastic jugs with water. Shoot one with a .22 round. You will see a small hole on either side of the jug where the bullet entered and then exited.

Shoot the other with a .45 round. The jug will likely split apart and water will splash everywhere. Very impressive.


22 posted on 09/17/2009 6:05:30 AM PDT by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: aviator

I do love over-kill. I have .380 ACP hydra-shok. And bannan-clip 7.62 Ruger mini-14 with hollow-point as back up. All locked and loaded.


23 posted on 09/17/2009 6:14:04 AM PDT by Huebolt (Democrat = (national socialist) = NAZI)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Amen. The 1911 Colt - after a century: still the perfect handgun.

It's hard to argue against your point, but I use the "Judge" for primary home defense. It's loaded with two #4 shot .410s followed by two 000 Buck .410s followed by a .45 Long Colt.

My backup is a Glock 22 in .40 caliber.

24 posted on 09/17/2009 6:14:24 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Retired COB
I own a Judge and use it as the "ride-along" in my truck. My primary home defense weapon is this little jewel:

Every third round is a rifled slug.

25 posted on 09/17/2009 6:18:12 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (WWCJD? What would Casey Jones do?)
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To: I Buried My Guns

I know a boat captain, runs in the Caribbean, South America. He caries a NA .22 on 5lb mono around his neck. No permit, no license, illegal in most countries, but nice to have walking back to the docks. One time he got arrested and spent the night in jail with it, undiscovered. Try that with a .38 and up.


26 posted on 09/17/2009 6:23:21 AM PDT by Leisler (It's going to be a hard, long winter)
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To: Huebolt

That’s a Ruger ranch rifle - looks like a mini-14 though. And the M-16 round is .223 but will go through cinder-blocks laughing all the way. Size matters, but energy delivered to the target is also in the velocity. Energy goes up as the square of the velocity. It’s only proportional to the mass.


27 posted on 09/17/2009 6:32:43 AM PDT by Huebolt (Democrat = (national socialist) = NAZI)
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To: mark3681

He needs more range time...........Lots more range time..............


28 posted on 09/17/2009 6:33:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples' money...M. Thatcher)
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To: Retired COB

I agree that the Taurus “Judge” is an amazingly versatile weapon. I’m just a little old-fashioned in that regard, so for primary home defense I prefer to keep a Winchester Defender (18” bbl.) with two primary loads of #6 shot, followed by 00 buck. I’m still reticent about using handgun rounds within the house due to wall penetration.


29 posted on 09/17/2009 6:36:42 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaser_Safety_Slug


30 posted on 09/17/2009 6:40:58 AM PDT by Leisler (It's going to be a hard, long winter)
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To: Leisler

Two problems with frangible ammo - 1. I can’t even find standard .45 ammunition these days, and 2. Lack of stopping power in critical quick-action situations where a center mass aim point is necessitated. With an open choke shotgun at 6-10 feet, you really don’t have to worry about that - “close” is good enough.


31 posted on 09/17/2009 6:53:12 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: marktwain

I must not yet be awake. I saw the headliine, and clicked it, thinking the intruder was armed with a small flying mammal.


32 posted on 09/17/2009 6:55:10 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: marktwain

33 posted on 09/17/2009 6:56:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Syntyr

“My thought exactly. Have 4 clips of 230 gr JHP .45 first then restort to the .22 or maybe from the looks of this case .45 first then the bat!”

Do you realize how loud a.45 round would be inside a house?
your ears would be ringing from now on. I value my hearing too much to use a .45 indoors. I’ll use a shotgun thank you.


34 posted on 09/17/2009 7:00:41 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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