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Homeowner Opens Fire On Home Invaders(FL)
wftv.com ^ | 26 July, 2010 | NA

Posted on 07/28/2010 5:07:07 AM PDT by marktwain

POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- A Polk County homeowner fought back against armed home invaders and may have killed one of them.

Investigators say three men with bandanas over their faces kicked in the front door and tied up the four residents on Sunday.

The homeowner freed himself, grabbed a gun and opened fire on the crooks.

The suspects fled the scene, but 30 minutes later Osceola County deputies received a call about a body in front of a vacant home in Kissimmee. The body turned out to be 25-year-old Berthony Pascal. Investigators believe he was one of the men involved in the home invasion.

"Our neighborhoods had a few instances of things but it usually comes from the outside in. Obviously, in this case, it's done the same thing," said Tom Franklin, resident.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 32-year-old Steeve Vernet Monday and was charged with armed burglary of a dwelling, robbery with a firearm and second-degree murder.

Authorities are still searching for the other suspect involved.

None of the residents were injured.

The homeowner who opened fire will likely not face charges.

(Excerpt) Read more at wftv.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; gun; home
Maybe WND will interview them and we will be able to read details such as how they were tied, how he got free, what firearm and caliber, the usual interesting things that are not reported.
1 posted on 07/28/2010 5:07:08 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"The homeowner who opened fire will likely not face charges."

If the homeowner did this in New York City, Bloomberg would see to it that he shared the same prison cell as Platico Burress!

2 posted on 07/28/2010 5:11:27 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: marktwain

Well, Berthony Pascal won’t be invading any homes anymore. Always nice to see the criminal element removed permanently.


3 posted on 07/28/2010 5:18:16 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: marktwain
Berthony Pascal

Is Berthony a Biblical name?

ML/NJ

4 posted on 07/28/2010 5:24:16 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Berthony is the Florida dialect spelling of Blaise translated from the French


5 posted on 07/28/2010 5:29:19 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... The winds of war are freshening)
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To: ml/nj
“Is Berthony a Biblical name?”

Only in Black liberation theology...

6 posted on 07/28/2010 5:29:57 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: marktwain

more:

http://www.theledger.com/article/20100725/NEWS/7255058/1001/BUSINESS?Title=Police-Death-Followed-Invasion


7 posted on 07/28/2010 5:43:58 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: bert

Dude! Vous êtes absolument correct! Avec cornichons.


8 posted on 07/28/2010 6:15:08 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: marktwain

was it the intruders weapon, or was it the owners? for all we know, this homeowner was one who “don’t believe in guns” but found out that guns do exist. With a little practice, the homeowner could have bagged all of them.


9 posted on 07/28/2010 6:21:15 AM PDT by j_guru
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To: marktwain

Good. Home invaders need to be shot and killed.


10 posted on 07/28/2010 6:22:03 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism: severe deterioration of the thinking apparattus)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Good. Home invaders need to be shot and killed.

Don't forget the taxidermy part and displaying the stuffed corpse to deter others.

11 posted on 07/28/2010 6:30:25 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


12 posted on 07/28/2010 6:32:22 AM PDT by hal ogen
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To: La Lydia

That translates to :You are correct. With pickles.


13 posted on 07/28/2010 6:36:24 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: marktwain

I had an image of these criminals trying to break into a house but instead the floor opens up dropping them in a deep pit.

Myself I also approve of an entry corridor that absolutely will not allow the main house door to open unless the outer door is shut, but if the home is under attack both doors clamp down hard denying exit in this reinforced corridor thats lined with ballistic material. Options may include electrical charges or gas submission devices.


14 posted on 07/28/2010 6:37:02 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Nateman

Exactement


15 posted on 07/28/2010 6:38:36 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Don't forget the taxidermy part and displaying the stuffed corpse to deter others.

Just tackin' their hide to the fence works just as well...

16 posted on 07/28/2010 6:40:02 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: fatnotlazy
You can add what's left of him as a friend on facebook.
17 posted on 07/28/2010 6:42:05 AM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: roamer_1
Just tackin' their hide to the fence works just as well...

True. But it smells to high heaven and the flies get awful! Besides, when they are stuffed you can put them in funny positions repeatedly.

18 posted on 07/28/2010 6:49:50 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Eye of Unk

I agree with your sentiment, but a more practical approach might be reinforced entry doors, alarm system, large dogs and a weapon within easy reach in every room.


19 posted on 07/28/2010 6:50:27 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: marktwain

Good, one more young punk off the streets! Now what are we going to do about the illegal alien criminals?


20 posted on 07/28/2010 6:54:41 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Neah. I’d just want their weapons to display over my mantle with little brass plaques: “Seized by force of arms from a miscreant on such and such a day.”


21 posted on 07/28/2010 7:09:25 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Little Ray

How about a little bandanna-shaped notch on the butt of the gun?


22 posted on 07/28/2010 7:13:24 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: manic4organic
No, I don't like notching the grip. I like “souvenirs.”
23 posted on 07/28/2010 7:33:31 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: marktwain
Calm and collected, this woman holds her own:(Woman 2, thugs 0 after home invasion)....good on her!
24 posted on 07/28/2010 7:47:28 AM PDT by yoe ("N" is for NO for Progressives in government.)
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To: ketsu

LOL

Too bad he won’t be responding. :)


25 posted on 07/28/2010 9:57:06 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

His Grandmother says he was a good boy and always nice to her. He gave her nice gifts occasionally such as earrings, watches and necklaces. /s


26 posted on 07/28/2010 10:10:32 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: GOYAKLA

Yeah.

And he might have been troubled, but it’s a shame because he was just beginning to turn his life around.

Well, he turned it around all right. Now he’s deceased.


27 posted on 07/28/2010 1:04:34 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Small tidbits I didn’t know till today.

Johnny Lee (Calhoun) and Horace Stewart (Lightnin’) both provided voices in the Walt Disney film Song of the South in 1946. Johnny did the voice of Br’er Rabbit and Horace was heard as Br’er Bear.
I first saw SOS in Miami 1946 with my Dad and Brothers. It is still a damn good movie. Too bad One cannot buy it!


28 posted on 07/28/2010 1:12:42 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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