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  • UCF student pulls gun on burglar as he breaks through door

    01/28/2015 3:29:11 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    WFTV ^ | 1-28-2015 | WFTV
    Craig ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Channel 9 talked with a University of Central Florida student who pulled a gun on two violent intruders who attacked her boyfriend and threatened her life. The incident happened midafternoon at the Village of Alafaya Club, which sits down the street from the university. The couple, who are both students at UCF, said they got a knock at the door and when they opened it, two men barged in. Victim Nour Skargee said he answered the door and was immediately forced to the ground as one of the men pointed a gun at his head....
  • Obama’s nominee for Pentagon post implicated in alleged theft of CIA documents

    12/24/2014 7:01:50 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jake Gibson, James Rosen
    The Obama administration's nominee for a senior legal position at the Pentagon is one of the congressional staffers accused by Republicans and intelligence officials of stealing classified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, Fox News has learned -- and the controversy could imperil her shot at a major career promotion. Sources on Capitol Hill and in the intelligence community say Alissa Starzak, a majority staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) who has been nominated for the position of general counsel to the U.S. Army, is one of two SSCI employees accused by the panel's Republicans, and by...
  • GA: 73-Year-Old Woman Shoots Burglar: Serves Police Treats

    08/23/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Suspect Jaime Lewis When you are an elderly woman, you are likely to have more leeway in how you interact with criminals.  It is partly a matter of being more vulnerable; and partly a matter of the statistics reinforcing the stereotype that women are less aggressive than men.  In Georgia, a 73-Year-Old woman shot an intruder through her bedroom door, after he had broken into the house.  The woman heard the doorbell ring a little before 10 pm, but did not answer.  She saw a truck parked in the middle of an intersection, and called 911.   From ajc.com:...
  • Police: Montana Man Laid Trap, Killed Teen

    04/30/2014 10:01:39 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 110 replies
    Newser ^ | 4/30/14 | Matt Cantor
    A Montana couple frustrated by recent thefts allegedly set a trap for potential burglars—and upon hearing a would-be intruder after midnight on Sunday, the husband fired four shots into the darkness, he says. Now, Markus Kaarma of Missoula has been charged in the death of German exchange student Diren Dede, 17, who was hit by bullets in the head and arm, the AP reports. The couple had set up sensors and cameras around their garage, whose door they left open; Kaarma's wife, Janelle Pflager, left her purse there "so they would take it," she said, per court documents. She reportedly...
  • IN:Terre Haute Man Held At Gun Point By Homeowner During Clay County Burglary

    02/14/2014 5:20:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wibqfm.com ^ | 3 February, 2014 | NA
    26 year old Shane Lee Corey was held for police by an armed homeowner who allegedly caught him in his garage at the home near CR 1200 N and 200W north of Brazil.
  • "Big Mouth Billy Bass" Scares Away Burglar at Bait & Tackle Shop

    02/05/2014 7:32:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | February 4, 2014 | Pam Louwagie
    Intruder scared away by Big Mouth Billy Bass Score one for the fish. The crime scene of a break-in at a Rochester's Hooked on Fishing shop showed evidence that a burglar got scared off by a motion-activated, singing bass, authorities said. The novelty bass, which had been hung near the door and would start singing "Take Me to the River" whenever someone entered the shop, was found on the floor after the intruder knocked it down as part of breaking the door to get in, according to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office. But the intruder appeared to have left in...
  • NC:Wilmington man pretends to be drunk, scares away intruders with a gun

    02/02/2014 4:46:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wect.com ^ | 31 January, 2013 | Staff
    The man pretended to be drunk long enough to get to his safe and pull out a gun. One suspect ran away and the victim held the other suspect at gunpoint outside his apartment. He then told the suspect to leave.
  • Homeowner’s son shoots, kills burglary suspect in Van Zandt County

    01/27/2014 2:47:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 21 January, 2014 | Claire Cardona
    The homeowner woke up to see a man burglarizing his pickup truck that was parked in his front yard. He approached the man with a rifle, intending to hold him until law enforcement could arrive, but the man fled the scene, according to the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office. The homeowner fired at the man and then noticed a truck parked in the dark near the roadway, which he believed belonged to the man so he got in the truck and took the keys out of the ignition to prevent him from leaving the scene. The man confronted the homeowner...
  • OH:West Toledo homeowner shoots would-be burglar

    12/07/2013 10:19:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    toledonewsnow.com ^ | 5 December, 2013 | Megan Sanctorum
    TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - A west Toledo man is recovering after being shot during an attempted burglary overnight, but he will be charged for his involvement. Police say Antione Garret, 34, and his girlfriend awoke to the sound of someone breaking into their home on Leybourn Avenue. When Garret heard the front window shatter, he ran downstairs and saw Randy Estrada, 21, climbing inside. Garret fired his handgun several times, until Estrada climbed back out the window and ran away.
  • Ringgold residents were wary of neighbor who shot teen during burglary

    11/24/2013 7:05:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    timesfreepress.com ^ | 14 November, 2013 | Alex Green
    RINGGOLD, Ga. — It's now more clear how 17-year-old Dalton McConathy wound up dead Monday afternoon, shot, police say, by 69-year-old Fred Steven Youngblood outside Youngblood's Post Oak Road home. McConathy and two others -- a 16-year-old male and 18-year-old Ansley Chrnalogar -- were looking for scrap metal at Youngblood's home, said Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk. It was a fatal mistake. And in spite of that shooting -- or maybe because of it -- Youngblood answered his front door Wednesday afternoon, gun in hand. "You need to leave right now," he told a Times Free Press reporter. (snip) "He's...
  • OR:Salem man, 82, shoots burglar in home, sheriff's office says

    10/15/2013 12:04:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    kval.com ^ | 8 October, 2013 | Staff
    Detectives said that John Rose, 82, and Mamie Rose, 83, were in their home when a man tried to break in. John Rose shot the man when he entered the home. The sheriff's office said investigators have been unable to identify the suspect, but he will face burglary and trespassing charges. He is currently in a Salem hospital.
  • AL:Homeowner shoots 1 of 2 Auburn burglary suspects

    10/10/2013 3:13:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    wsfa.com ^ | 7 October, 2013 | Rachel Jinright - John Shryock
    AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - The Auburn Police Department says it has arrested two people following a shooting that happened Sunday evening in the 800 block of Annalue Drive. Officers were called to the residence just before 9 p.m. on a report that a man found two people inside his home. The homeowner fired several shots at the suspects who then fled the scene. The victim reported two Samsung cell phones valued at $600 were taken in the burglary.
  • OH:Homeowner surprises, holds burglar at gunpoint

    10/08/2013 4:48:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    springfieldnewssun.com ^ | 3 October, 2013 | Staff
    NEW CARLISLE — A woman yelled to her husband for help after a burglar surprised her in their home Wednesday night on West Lake Avenue. The woman's husband held the burglar at gunpoint briefly before the man took off running out the back door of the home.
  • AZ:Homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect; 911 call released

    10/08/2013 4:45:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    myfoxphoenix.com ^ | 7 October, 2013 | Mia Garcia
    PHOENIX -- It was a wild weekend for a valley homeowner. He returns home from work to find an intruder in his home. That homeowner, armed with a gun, fired shots at the suspect -- killing him. Now we're hearing the 911 call that the homeowner made to police just moments after he pulled the trigger. We went to the homeowner's house and talked to him. He's really upset about the shooting and did not want to talk on-camera. But what he told us is exactly the same story he told a 911 operator when he called right after the...
  • WA:Yacolt man, 74, holds alleged burglar at gunpoint

    09/30/2013 5:34:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    columbian.com ^ | 27 September, 2013 | Emily Gillespie
    A 74-year-old man held a burglary suspect at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived at his rural Yacolt house Friday morning. About 10:30 a.m., Andrew Thompson found a man inside his house, which property records describe as a 468 square foot cabin on 4.86 acres of land.
  • GA:Resident shoots would-be burglar in the face

    09/29/2013 5:03:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    gwinnettdailypost.com ^ | 26 September, 2013 | Tyler Estep
    <p>NORCROSS — A Norcross-area homeowner shot a would-be burglar in the face Thursday morning.</p>
  • NM:Shooting on Sundoro Place NW

    09/03/2013 7:57:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    abqjournal.com ^ | 29 August, 2013 | Aurelio Sanchez
    A man roused from his sleep by an intruder hid in a bathroom and called police before confronting the intruder and shooting him in his home in west Albuquerque on Thursday afternoon, police said. The wounded intruder was able to make his way to the resident’s backyard, where he collapsed on the homeowner’s lawn, Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik said. The suspected intruder was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital in critical condition, but he was expected to survive, Drobik said. No identities were being released. A neighbor said the resident appeared to be middle-aged. Police were also looking...
  • PA:State police: Schuylkill County homeowner fatally shoots 18-year-old intruder

    08/31/2013 2:23:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    wfmz.com ^ | 24 August, 2013 | : Catherine Hawley
    EAST BRUNSWICK TWP., Pa. - An investigation into a deadly shooting in Schuylkill County is now in the hands of the district attorney. An 18-year-old is dead, and a couple is shaken up after a home invasion in East Brunswick Township turned deadly Saturday evening. State police say Curt Stein and Melissa Booth came home around 5:30 p.m., and something seemed off at their Steep Mountain Road house. According to authorities, Stein discovered 18-year-old Zachary Foster inside his home. It's not clear whether the two knew each other, but Foster lived just down the road. The two families' mailboxes are...
  • Burglar Shoots the Dog

    08/05/2013 2:30:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    liveleak ^ | August 4, 2013
    When a friend asked Matt LeBow to repair a video camera, LeBow worked on it and then set it on the top of his refrigerator to let it run for a while to make sure it was filming properly. The unexpected footage it captured was shocking and led to the arrest of a man from Melvin, a small community west of Brady. The Brady police officer who investigated the crime was unavailable for comment. The video allegedly shows James Ray Pierce Jr., 35, coming into LeBow’s home, shooting his dog with a pellet gun, ripping boards off a wall and...
  • OH:Man who shot Burglar is Convicted of Felony, Given Diversion

    07/25/2013 8:20:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Burglars are not "fair game" to be shot at indiscriminately.  In this case, the citizen used deadly force in an inappropriate way that resulted in the death of the burglar.  The penalties are that he has been convicted as a felon, has lost the right to vote and to own firearms, must pay $1,000 for funeral costs, and be under supervision for five years.  From  athensnews.com: A Jacksonville area man who last month fatally shot an alleged burglar as he left a neighbor's home pleaded no contest Tuesday morning in Athens County Common Pleas Court.  According to an account...
  • GA:Man fires shot, scares away burglar

    07/23/2013 8:38:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    lagrangenews.com ^ | 19 July, 2013 | Asia Ashley
    A man scared of a burglar Saturday morning after he fired off a warning shot. A police report says that an officer was responding to the 900 block of Washington Street at about 3:53 a.m. Saturday for a residential alarm call when he learned that a gun shot had been fired from the residence. Officers arrived at the location where the owner and neighbor of the location was carrying a 12 gauge shotgun. The man told police that when he learned of the alarm going off next door at the area in which he used for storage, he grabbed his...
  • AL:Crossville man holds burglars at gunpoint during second burglary attempt in two days

    07/12/2013 4:42:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    alabamas13.com ^ | 9 July, 2013 | Savannah Kidd
    CROSSVILLE, AL - A Crossville man's home was broken into Sunday. When a trio tried to break into his camper the next day, they got a little more than they bargained for. According to DeKalb Co. Sheriff Jimmy Harris, a home on County Road 24 was broken into Sunday. The owner was cleaning up from the break-in on Monday when he heard people outside and found three people trying to break into his camper. The owner called the Sheriff's Office, then held the offenders at gunpoint until the authorities arrived.The victim noticed some of his belongings from the first burglary...
  • Cameras Catch Mystery Break-In at Whistleblower's Law Firm

    07/08/2013 6:05:24 AM PDT · by kimtom · 13 replies
    thecable.foreignpolicy.com ^ | July 7, 2013 | John Hudson
    The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm's file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department's Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and...
  • TX:Suspected car burglar chased down, dragged by vehicle, shot in north Houston

    07/03/2013 3:07:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    HOUSTON—An alleged car burglar was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound after residents in a north Houston neighborhood tracked him and two others down early Wednesday morning, police said.The shooting was reported along the North Freeway at E. Tidwell Road shortly after 4 a.m.Houston police arrived to find the injured suspect on the side of the frontage road. He apparently was shot and dragged by a vehicle, although it wasn’t immediately clear who shot him. Officers said it all started when the suspect and another man, were caught breaking into cars in a nearby neighborhood. Police took a...
  • Updated: Accused Burglar Shot by Homeowner Dies

    07/01/2013 4:55:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 2 June, 2013 | Elise Preston and Matt Peace,
    (Shelby County, TN) An accused burglar shot by a homeowner has died at The Med. Deputies say 20-year-old Rashawn Calvin tried to break into a house Saturday night on Jonesy in Southeast Shelby County. Once inside, the homeowner shot him several times, including once in the head. The homeowner, who was inside with his son, will not face any charges. “The homeowner does not face any charges because he was protecting himself, his family and his home,” said Washington. Deputies say Calvin was not armed when he entered the house, but a weapon was later found inside his car. Deputies...
  • OH:Man Accused Of Shooting Suspected Burglar Could Face Charges

    GLOUSTER, Ohio - An Athens County man could face murder charges after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected burglar Thursday. Deputies from the Athens County Sheriff's Office were called to a home in Glouster on a report of a burglary at about 10:54 a.m. According to the Athens County Sheriff's Office, 34-year-old Keith "P.J." Rutter was seen walking from the woods next to Ronnie Shover's Glouster home Thursday morning. Witnesses say Rutter then attempted to get into the home through a back door while Shover was mowing the lawn. Shover's son-in-law reportedly saw Rutter trying to break into the...
  • FL:Burglary suspect flees after 84-year-old home owner confronts him with gun, shoots at getaway car

    06/25/2013 9:37:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    abcactionnews.com ^ | 24 June, 2013 | Kristal Roberts
    MANATEE COUNTY - A burglary suspect sped away from a Bradenton house in a hurry after the 84-year-old homeowner confronted him with a pistol. The homeowner, Anthony Disanto, arrived home Sunday and found a newer-model VW parked in the driveway of his home on the 2800 block of 26th Ave. Dr. W. As a burglary suspect emerged from the home, Disanto approached him with his gun. The suspect got into his car, and as he drove away, he hit one of the victim’s vehicles. Disanto warned the suspect that he would shoot and the suspect drove through the yard and...
  • WA:Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint for deputies

    06/21/2013 4:12:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    spokanevalley.kxly.com ^ | 18 June 2013 | Staff
    A would-be burglar was stopped in his tracks by a Spokane Valley homeowner armed with a 12-gauge shotgun who said he's had enough with thieves on his property. Homeowner Chris Malloy saw a man walk behind his shed around 9:15 Tuesday morning in the 13600 block of E. 20th. It's the third time something like this has happened to him in three months and he's sick of it. "I was in the house, walked past one of the bedroom windows and just saw him walking across the golf course, the yard, then I knew something was not right," Malloy said....
  • OR:Sheriff: Man interrupts, shoots at burglars

    06/19/2013 5:16:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    kval.com ^ | 17 June, 2013 | Staff
    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- A man came home to find two men breaking into his home on Dole Road, and the Sheriff's office says he fired a pistol at the men. Deputies say they were called to a residence in the 2800 block of Dole Road at about 6:00 am, after the homeowner called and said he interrupted a burglary. The man confronted the two men, who he says were in their 20's, and fired at least one round at them from a handgun.
  • FL:Store owner shoots accused burglar

    06/09/2013 8:46:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    newssun.com ^ | 9 June, 2013 | SCOTT DRESSEL
    LAKE PLACID -- A Lake Placid man is nursing two gunshot wounds and facing armed burglary and aggravated assault charges after he was confronted by an armed store owner Wednesday night. Deputies report that 23-year-old David Allan Curry was shot in the left foot and right thigh just after 11:15 p.m. when he allegedly pointed a gun at Jonathan T. Hawthorne, the owner of HHH Food and Beverage at 128 Crestmore Drive. Hawthorne, acting on a call from the alarm company, had arrived at the store just before a deputy and was armed with a .40 caliber Glock handgun. The...
  • Dad of five faces jail for ‘bashing burglar’ at business (Great Britain)

    06/09/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Stoat · 77 replies
    The Sun (U.K) ^ | June 9, 2013 | Craig Woodhouse
    Dad of five faces jail for ‘bashing burglar’ at business EXCLUSIVE  By CRAIG WOODHOUSE   A DAD of five is facing jail — for confronting two men who were allegedly raiding his business.Andrew Woodhouse is accused of GBH with intent.But wife Lisa told The Sun he was trying to defend himself after one alleged raider “came at him” with a plank as he chased them off. Mr Woodhouse grabbed the wood and allegedly used it on Kevin Green, 52, injuring both his legs and an arm.The offence carries a maximum LIFE sentence.Mr Woodhouse, 43, was woken at night by a burglar...
  • OK:Homeowner catches burglars breaking into barn, opens fire

    06/04/2013 7:32:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    krmg.com ^ | 2 June, 2013 | Michael Purdy
    Tulsa, Okla. — A homeowner opens fire after he finds three men trying to break into his barn early Sunday morning. Tulsa police say it happened around 2:35 a.m., near 17th and Memorial. The homeowner heard a noise and went outside to investigate. Police say the suspects were attempting to break inside the barn when they were discovered. Before the suspects could get inside, police say the homeowner fired four shots. It's not known whether he was firing at the suspects or if he was just trying to scare them. None of the three suspects were hit. Police say they...
  • Burglar feared dead in Leeds sewer

    04/30/2013 1:18:48 PM PDT · by davemac.439 · 21 replies
    Yorkshire Evening Post ^ | 30/04/2013 12:04 | Sam Casey
    A burglar is thought to be lying dead in a Leeds sewer after going on the run underground. The man and an accomplice escaped after police went to investigate a break-in at a set of commercial buildings near the city centre. One is thought to have run off above ground, but the other is believed to have clambered into the sewerage system under Hope Road, off Mabgate near West Yorkshire Playhouse. A major search operation by emergency services failed to find any sign of him – except for a set of footprints that eventually tailed off.
  • Palo Alto man charged with clubbing boy, DA says ("But I'm Chechan!!")

    04/26/2013 8:59:25 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/26/13 | Joshua Melvin
    A Palo Alto man is charged with clubbing a teenage boy during an odd Portola Valley robbery attempt that ended with him plunging down a ravine in his SUV, a prosecutor said Thursday. Stefan Dombovic, 21, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court to robbery, assault and burglary charges stemming from the Sunday night confrontation, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. The trouble started when a 13-year-old boy who heard a vehicle pull into his Portola Valley driveway at around 10:10 p.m. Without waking his parents, he went to investigate. The boy spotted a man rummaging through his...
  • AR:UPDATE: One shot, another on the loose, third in custody after overnight burglary

    04/25/2013 9:07:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    katv.com ^ | 25 April, 2013 | NA
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - Police say one of their officers shot and wounded an armed burglary suspect Thursday morning. Sergeant Cassandra Davis says the man was one of possibly three suspects who broke into vehicles on 416 North Pierce Street just before around 5:40 a.m. Police found one suspect near University and H Street. Traffic was shut down in the northbound lane while officers tried to take him into custody. The suspect and officers shot at each other. The suspect was hit in the upper torso and hospitalized. At last check, he was listed in critical condition. No officers were...
  • Muskogee business owner shoots suspected burglar

    04/25/2013 7:02:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    fox23.com ^ | 12 April, 2013 | Abbie Alford
    A Muskogee business owner told police he shot a man breaking into his business. Muskogee police are investigating a case where the owner of Fast Wrecker shot a suspected burglar he says he caught breaking into his business early Thursday morning. Oklahoma’s Stand Your Ground law expanded to businesses in 2011, that allows a business owner to shoot an intruder if they feel they fear death or great bodily harm. The intruder doesn’t have to be armed. In the three-and-a-half minute 911 call, business owner, Dale Ford, didn’t know at first if he shot the suspected burglar. Ford: "I fired...
  • The Worst Guard Dog ... Burglary Suspect Finds Time to Feed the Dog; Dog Then Leaves With Burglar

    04/10/2013 7:32:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    The Wwenatchee World ^ | April 8, 2013 | Dee Riggs
    Burglary suspect finds time to feed the dog EAST WENATCHEE — Residents of a house in the 600 block of Second Street Northeast were surprised to come home Saturday night and find a strange man in their kitchen. “He was standing there with the refrigerator door open and feeding their dog some pudding,” said Dan Reierson, assistant chief with the East Wenatchee Police Department. The suspect told the couple that he was looking for a man to kill, but the residents told him that person did not live there, Reierson said. The suspect sat for a brief time in a...
  • Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint until police arrive

    03/29/2013 3:07:00 PM PDT · by skyman · 18 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 3/29/13 | Stephanie Grimes
    ST. GEORGE — A homeowner who discovered a burglar inside his home Thursday held the man at gunpoint until police arrived to make an arrest. The homeowner was in bed at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday when he heard a commotion in his house on Lone Rock Drive in St. George, according to Sgt. Sam Despain with the St. George Police Department. The homeowner took his handgun with him to find the source of the noise, and encountered an intruder in his home. The homeowner told the man, 40-year-old Clinton Keller, to lie down on the ground. Keller complied, and the...
  • OH:Business owner shoots intruder

    02/21/2013 4:50:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    wdtn.com ^ | 16 February, 2012 | NA
    JEFFERSON TWP, Ohio (WDTN) - A business owner shoots an intruder in Jefferson Township after a breaking and entering. Matthew Dale Foster was booked into Montgomery County Jail Saturday morning on breaking and entering, he has not been formally charged. Deputies responded to the 6000-block of Dayton-LIberty Rd. early Saturday morning on reports of a breaking and entering in progress. The owner had a suspect at gunpoint while officers made their way to the location. When law enforcement arrived, they discovered the suspect had been shot.
  • KY:Police release name of suspect shot in Garrard County burglary

    02/06/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | 5 February, 2013 | Jerrika Insco
    GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - They say they came home and found a burglar inside. But a central Kentucky couple turned the tables on the intruder, and police say the husband shot him. It happened late Monday afternoon on Jennings Road in Garrard County. Police arrested the suspect nearby, and neighbors tell us that they're relieved he's in custody. The burglar was shot but able to get away but police soon caught up with him. "You gotta protect your home," said Carl Jennings, who owns property on the road. State police say David Baker and his wife did just that...
  • Serial burglar shot by homeowner

    02/03/2013 2:47:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    krqe.com ^ | 19 March, 2012 | Kim Vallez
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Police say a serial burglar, who has been arrested 37 times, was shot by a homeowner in northwest Albuquerque Sunday morning. Authorities say the homeowner heard a loud bang and then his alarm go off. After arming himself with a gun the homeowner says he saw the burglar at the top of his stairs and shot at him twice, hitting him once. Police say the burglar will survive his wounds. That burglar has been identified as Richard Garcia, 43, a man with a very long history of home and vehicle burglaries. Court records show he's been prosecuted...
  • 21 Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You

    01/12/2013 8:28:55 PM PST · by Altariel · 63 replies
    Modern Survival Blog ^ | June 8, 2011 | Ken (MSB)
    1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator. 2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier. 3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have. 4. Yes, I really do look...
  • Police Shot And Kill Burglar(IN)

    12/11/2012 7:51:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    wbiw.com ^ | 11 December, 2012 | NA
    (INDIANAPOLIS) - Police shot and killed a burglar found hiding in a family’s basement on Indianapolis’ northeast side Monday night. Officers were called to a home in the 3800 block of North Arlington Avenue just after 7 p.m. Family members said they came home to find someone had broken into their home, so they called police and waited for officers to arrive. When police searched the home, they said they found the burglar hiding in the basement. Officers struggled with the suspect, and shots were fired, hitting the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not...
  • Burglar upset after being tied up by homeowner

    11/21/2012 2:16:11 PM PST · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    KXLY.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | KXLY.com
    A would-be burglar told deputies he was upset after he was tied up and left lying on the garage floor of the home he attempted to burglarize Wednesday morning in St. John.
  • Lorain man shoots himself and robbery victim during struggle(OH)

    11/15/2012 5:33:45 AM PST · by marktwain
    morningjournal.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | NA
    LORAIN — Marlo Sanford, 24, one of two men shot Tuesday afternoon in Central Lorain, was the shooter in both cases, according to Lorain police. Sanford, has been arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and felonious assault, Lt. Mark Carpentiere said. Sanford accidentally shot himself in the thigh and Kevin Adams in the leg, while attempting to rob Adams, 28, of Lorain, at Adam’s friend’s 637 West 14th St. apartment, police said. “It appears the burglary was random and the shootings stemmed from a struggle over the weapon,” Detective Jacob Morris said.
  • St. Paul woman pins burglary suspect, daughter holds gun until police arrive

    09/19/2012 9:54:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-19-12 | Emily Gurnon
    Maybe he thought it would be an easy grab: an unlocked door, a purse on the kitchen table. But before suspected burglar Marty Mark Childs could get away, a woman who lived at the St. Paul house angrily demanded to know why he was there. She forced him to the floor, knelt on his back and called for her daughter -- who held Childs at gunpoint until police arrived.
  • Employee, 76, shoots intruder in scuffle at Everett real estate office(WA)

    08/31/2012 10:43:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    komonews.com ^ | 30 August, 2012 | Staff
    EVERETT, Wash. - An intruder who attempted to burglarize an Everett real estate office is in the hospital after he was shot by an employee at the office during a scuffle, police say. The incident unfolded at about 9:15 a.m. Thursday when Everett police received a 911 call from the 76-year-old employee saying he was holding a burglar at gunpoint inside the real estate business in the 1800 block of Colby Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, the suspect was gone. The employee told officers he had escaped after a verbal altercation in which the suspect threw office equipment...
  • Burglar Breaks Into Arcadia Home To Take A Shower, Have A Snack

    06/21/2012 12:12:07 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | June 21, 2012 11:00 AM | unattributed
    ARCADIA (CBS) — A burglar broke into an Arcadia home over the weekend, but didn’t take money or jewelry – she took a shower. Police say they are looking for the woman, described as having flower tattoos on both sides of her face, who broke into a home in the 1100 block of West Duarte Road Saturday afternoon, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported. The resident returned home about 2:30 p.m. to find her front door chained from the inside and the screen removed from an opened rear window. The resident climbed inside and heard water running in her shower...
  • Cops: Man, 80, charged after shooting burglar in his Englewood home

    03/27/2012 6:59:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 27, 2012 | Rosemary Sobol
    Charges have been filed against an 80-year-old man after he shot a burglar who had broken into his home in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Homer Wright, of the 6400 block of South Morgan Street, was inside his home about 6:30 a.m. Monday when 19-year-old Anthony Robinson broke through several boards and entered through a rear bathroom window and tried to steal some liquor, police said.
  • Burglar Breaks In, Cleans, Folds Clothes, & Cooks Dinner

    02/11/2012 9:58:23 PM PST · by FailDaily.TK · 13 replies
    Ann Murray, a South Bend, IN mother, came home Monday night around 11:30 and found a strange man in her apartment on North Lance Court. She thought she was being robbed, but instead the man, "had cooked some chicken and onions in a pot, folded my clothes and swept my floor," Murray says. That’s right – the burglar was making dinner, had neatly organized Murray's laundry and cleaned her floors. When asked if he did a good job, Murray laughed and said, "Yes, he drank up my orange juice, but it's cool, because he swept my floors and folded my...