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  • After Brutal Home Invasion, Some Scars Never Heal

    07/17/2014 11:36:31 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 16, 2014 | JUJU CHANG & CANDACE SMITH
    “I heard footsteps, and they kind of bum-rushed me from behind,” he said. “And I turned around, and there was a revolver in my face.” Dittrich said he gave the men his wallet with $25 inside, doing exactly what some self-defense experts suggest when confronted with a burglar: Give them what they want. As he opened the door, Dittrich said, he tried to make as much noise as possible, trying desperately to alert his fiance, Duffy, who was in the bedroom asleep. But one of the men found Duffy and, pointing the gun at her head, sexually assaulted her, she...
  • Home Invasion Ends in Death

    06/18/2014 2:03:51 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 22, 2014 | Robert Siciliano
    A man died at the hands of two intruders who invaded his home in Sacramento County recently. The 30-year-old victim had been shot. According to witnesses, two intruders barged into the apartment, then shot the man, but not before stealing some of his belongings. Can something like this be prevented? Most likely... Tips to help prevent a home invasion: Instruct your kids or any children visiting that they are never to answer a knock at the door or the doorbell ringing, even if pizza or some other delivery is expected. Your kids must know that they are forbidden from responding...
  • Florida man calls 911 during home invasion, gets transferred to voicemail

    06/18/2014 8:39:17 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 34 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | FoxNews,com
    A Florida homeowner who called 911 during a violent home invasion Wednesday morning was transferred to voicemail at the height of the incident when the dispatcher tried to pass the call from the fire department line to police, MyFoxTampaBay.com reported. Women could be heard screaming during the wait as the recording advised, "If this is an emergency, hang up and dial 911." He [the homeowner] told the operator there were four of them who beat his wife and stepmother. He shot one. One suspect was found shot in the back hiding under a car, the report said.
  • Man Charged in St. Cloud Home Invasion, Beating

    06/18/2014 7:22:00 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-17-14 | Heidi Enninga
    Corey William Becker, 21, has been charged in connection with a St. Cloud home invasion on Saturday where he beat and sexually assaulted another man. Stearns County prosecutors charged Becker with burglary, first-degree assault, kidnapping, second-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree assault. Around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, the victim told police that he woke up and noticed a man he didn’t know in his bedroom. Police have identified that man as Becker, and said he then went over the victim’s bed and started strangling him saying he needed to die. The victim said there was a struggle, and that he tried...
  • SWAT standoff ends with 2 arrests (updt 9 mo murdered in DeKalb)

    05/13/2014 3:57:58 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 18 replies
    WSBRADIO ^ | 5/13/2014 | Ben Gray and Alexis Stevens
    Police officers busted into a southwest Atlanta hotel room late Monday, ending an hours-long standoff involving two suspects in the recent deadly crimes in DeKalb County.Nine shootings have killed four people in recent days, and DeKalb police had worked 60 hours straight to arrest suspects, Chief Cedric Alexander said early Tuesday. But the investigation and search for possible suspects continues, he said.Three adults — including two homicide suspects and one of their girlfriends — and a 5-year-old boy spent hours in the room Monday during a standoff with officers from three agencies.Cutrez Johnson, 16, and Oslushla Smith, 19, were arrested...
  • Detectives: Deadly home invasion could be part of violent crime spree

    05/12/2014 4:44:44 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 43 replies
    wsbradio (Atlanta) ^ | 5/14/14 | wsbradio
    Investigators said there is a good chance nearly a dozen shootings in DeKalb County this weekend are connected. During a home invasion Saturday night, a 9-month-old baby was killed. Investigators told Channel 2's Ryan Young the shootings may have all started with a murder earlier this month. “It’s complicated,” said DeKalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander. “It’s insane. It’s insane.” Officers are going door-to-door on Lani Farm Road looking for clues. “This is a neighborhood. This is a community. So if someone could come into a home, shoot four people then they are just gone, they just get away with it,”...
  • American Idol winner Scotty McCreery victim in Raleigh home invasion robbery

    05/06/2014 7:10:18 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 9 replies
    WTVD-TV/DT, Raleigh, NC ^ | 5/5/2014 | WTVD
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and some friends were the victims of a home invasion style robbery in the 2100 block of Raleigh's Wolf Tech Lane just before 2 a.m. Monday. The area is an apartment complex near the N.C. State campus and McCreery is a student at the university. Click here for Google map of the area. According to Raleigh police, three armed people came into the home and took wallets, cash, and electronic items before fleeing.
  • Police: Violent Home Invasion One of Worst Attacks in Madison (animals attack pregnant woman)

    03/11/2014 4:06:19 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 68 replies
    WKOW (Madison) ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jennifer Kliese
    MADISON (WKOW) -- Police arrested six people believed to be involved in what they're calling one of the most brutal crimes in recent memory. . . . The suspects are accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting the woman who was six months pregnant. "I can tell you that in my 27-plus years of policing here in Madison, this is probably one of the most disturbing and heinous crimes that I've ever seen," says Interim Chief Randy Gaber.
  • State Passes Law to Legalize Shooting Police (Indiana)

    02/04/2014 8:56:17 PM PST · by virgil283 · 62 replies
    "Finally some rational legislation is passed concerning ‘public servants’ unlawfully entering another person’s property...... Well, Indiana has taken action to “recognize the unique character of a citizen’s home and to ensure that a citizen feels secure in his or her own home against unlawful intrusion by another individual or a public servant.”
  • Cedar Hill mayor reflects after stepson killed breaking into home

    01/01/2014 6:46:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    wfaa.com ^ | 31 December, 2013 | SEBASTIAN ROBERTSON
    CEDAR HILL –– Throughout his five terms as the city's mayor, Rob Franke has been open about his stepson's battle with addiction. On Tuesday he spoke openly about his stepson's death. Joshua Slaven, 31, was fatally shot by a homeowner as he broke into a residence located on Stoney Creek Drive around midnight Christmas Eve. Franke says his stepson of more than 25 years has battled addiction since he was a teenager. Throughout his life, Slaven checked into numerous rehab facilities to treat his heroin addiction. (snip) "We saw that Josh was on something, and something different," said Franke. "He...
  • Cedar Hill homeowner shoots suspected would-be burglar on Christmas Eve

    12/31/2013 7:31:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 25 December, 2013 | Tanya Eiserer
    A Cedar Hill homeowner fatally shot a suspected would-be burglar overnight, authorities say. Joshua Slaven, 31, was pronounced dead at 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve, according to the Dallas County medical examiner. Authorities say the shooting occurred on Stoney Creek Drive about midnight when a man attempted to break in through a window.
  • Man wounded while exchanging gunfire with home invader

    12/31/2013 7:27:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 26 December, 2013 | Jeff Weiner and Tiffany Walden
    McMillan encountered the invader in a hallway, and the two exchanged gunfire, deputies said. McMillan was hit in his torso. He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was in stable condition. Though deputies haven't ruled out the possibility of multiple suspects, only one was seen, described as a thin male with his face covered. The suspect made no demands, investigators say, and nothing was taken.
  • Suspect dead after man shot in attempted home invasion

    12/31/2013 4:18:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    foxcarolina.com ^ | 25 December, 2013 | Mary Bullard , Derek Dellinger
    The victims, a man and woman, told deputies the suspect tried to force his way into the home at gunpoint, placing a woman who lived at the home in a choke hold. They added that the woman was able to alert her husband, who confronted the suspect with a gun. Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said the male victim, described as a 78-year-old man, was airlifted to the hospital, having suffered a gunshot to his stomach. Cole said the suspect returned fire before running from the scene and driving off in a black SUV.
  • CA:Four suspects arrested in bizarre home invasion robbery

    12/29/2013 10:42:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    latimes L.A. Now ^ | 28 December, 2013 | Christine Mai-Duc
    Four suspects have been arrested after a bizarre, early-morning home invasion in Lincoln Heights on Saturday that ended with a resident tying up two of the armed men. The suspects, armed with a shotgun and three handguns, allegedly entered a house on the 2600 block of Alta Street in Lincoln Heights, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department. The resident, who was the only person home at the time, saw the suspects on a home surveillance system and called 911 about 2:40 a.m., she said. As police and SWAT units arrived, one suspect was seen fleeing the...
  • OH:Suspected robber shot dead during Cleveland home invasion identified by medical examiner

    12/29/2013 8:46:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 18 December, 2013 | Brandon Blackwell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the Cleveland man shot dead Tuesday morning while he and another suspect invaded an East Side home in an attempted robbery. Officials say Robert L. Brown, 20, died near the Rudyard Road home where he and another man beat and pistol-whipped resident Everton Mosby, 24. Mosby shot Brown and cohort Willie R. Riley, 27, about 2:30 a.m. The suspects approached Mosby in his driveway and forced him inside the home, police said. Mosby, who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, was able to reach his weapon and open...
  • Who Will Protect You from the Police? The Rise of Government-Sanctioned Home Invasions

    10/24/2013 11:32:32 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 57 replies
    The Times Weekly.Com ^ | October 23, 2013 | John W. Whitehead
    Before I go any further, let me start by saying this: the problem is not that all police are bad. The problem, is that increasing numbers of police officers are badly trained, illiterate when it comes to the Constitution, especially the Fourth Amendment, and, in some cases, willfully ignorant about the fact that they are supposed to be peacekeepers working for us, the taxpayer. Unfortunately, with every passing week, we are hearing more and more horror stories in which homeowners are injured or killed simply because they mistook a SWAT team raid by police for a home invasion by criminals....
  • Teen Kills Home Invader in Ft. Bend County (TX)

    10/05/2013 2:40:23 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    AM740 KRTH ^ | 10/05/2013 | John Labus
    The teenaged son of a Houston Police officer shoots and kills a suspect during a home invasion. Investigators say the 18-year old heard a commotion while he was home alone in the Mission Oaks subdivision off Clodine Rd (FM 1464).
  • Vanity-Home Invasion

    10/04/2013 9:21:23 AM PDT · by riri · 120 replies
    10-3-13 | self
    Yesterday as I was doing some work and surfing Free Republic, I got a knock on the door. I never answer the door when home alone and didn't yesterday. I didn't think much of it initially as we get a lot of solicitors, Jehovah Witnesses, etc. The individual kept knocking rather aggressively and ringing the bell. I looked out a side window and saw a car. Because there can sometimes be lawsuits at my husband's company, my immediate thought was that perhaps he was receiving a summons for a court case that needed his testimony. While this has never happened...
  • When Cops Don't Need a Warrant To Crash Through Your Door

    08/05/2013 6:15:09 AM PDT · by bamahead · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | July 31, 2013 | J.D. Tuccille
    The Fourth Amendment protects us from random invasions of our homes by police, right? We know we're secure in our "persons, houses, papers, and effects" unless the cops demonstrate probable cause to a judge and get a warrant. Except... Except when they don't. The fact of the matter is that police have a lot of leeway to bust your door down and take a look around if they fear that waiting for a warrant could lead to loss of evidence or danger to people. Or lead to something, anyway. That end run around the Fourth Amendment is called "exigent circumstances,"...
  • Police raid felt like home invasion

    07/19/2013 9:10:11 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 69 replies
    Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL) ^ | 7/18/2013 | Tom Lyons
    After leaving her operating room scrub nurse duties at Sarasota's Doctors Hospital on Wednesday, Louise Goldsberry went to her Hidden Lake Village apartment. Her boyfriend came over, and after dinner — about 8 p.m. — Goldsberry went to her kitchen sink to wash some dishes. That's when her boyfriend, Craig Dorris — a manager for a security alarm company — heard her scream and saw her drop to the floor. Goldsberry, 59, said she had looked up from the sink to see a man “wearing a hunting vest.” He was aiming a gun at her face, with a red light...
  • Deputies investigating Land O'Lakes shooting, home invasion

    07/19/2013 8:11:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 7/19/13 | Laurie Davison
    LAND O'LAKES -- The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Land O’Lakes shooting that left two people injured. It happened at a cottage in the 4400 block of Land O’Lakes Boulevard just before 6 p.m. The sheriff's office said two men went into the cottage armed with a fake gun and tried to rob the people inside. Someone inside then pulled out a real gun and shot the suspects, deputies said. Both of the injured men ran outside and collapsed on the sidewalk by the road. A registered nurse, Jennifer Price, was driving by with her daughter and stopped...
  • Suspect in Millburn N.J. home invasion arrested.

    06/28/2013 11:59:57 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 63 replies
    ABC news ^ | June 28, 2013 | Carolina Leid
    A man suspected of having invaded that New Jersey home and severely attacked the woman, including throwing her down the basement stairs has been arrested and charged with first degree attempted murder, first degree robbery, 2nd degree burglary and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
  • Home Invasion Millburn NJ

    06/27/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 46 replies
    News12 NJ ^ | 6/24/13 | News12 NJ
    WARNING: VIDEO OF ACTUAL VIOLENT ASSAULT ON A WOMAN IN HER OWN HOME http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dvvHMM6TF50 This is what Governors Cuomo (NY SAFE Act) and Blumenthal (CT), along with Mayor Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, want for every woman in the country. A large home invader broke into a house, and battered a smaller and weaker woman, who was of course unarmed as encouraged by New Jersey's gun laws. Unfortunately, some lower-class individuals have left racist comments on the video, because the attacker happened to be Black. They need to be reminded that violent white criminals (e.g. KKK) do similar things,...
  • Home Invasion Millburn NJ (perp caught on nanny cam)

    06/25/2013 7:35:11 PM PDT · by bigbob · 37 replies
    News 12 NJ ^ | 6-24-13 | News 12 NJ
    Unreal: Brutal home invasion beating of a young mother of 2 caught on nanny-cam while her daughter watched helplessly.
  • Brutal New Jersey home invasion caught on video baby monitor

    06/25/2013 5:28:57 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 25 Jun 13 | Fox News
    A New Jersey woman was viciously attacked by a man while her 3-year-old daughter watched — and the girl’s baby monitor captured the brutal assault. MyFoxNY.com reports that the unidentified woman was attacked early Friday in her home in Millburn. Police said the suspect broke down a door to get into the house and repeatedly punched and kicked the woman before throwing her down a flight of stairs. "I knew that if I started to scream my daughter would too and I was afraid he would shoot at her. I took it and I didn't cry the entire time," the...
  • FL:Jacksonville resident shoots, kills home invader Wednesday night

    06/22/2013 9:12:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 20 June, 2013 | Clifford Davis
    A home-invasion plot was foiled Wednesday night when a Jacksonville resident shot and killed one of the assailants, authorities said. Police responded to a report of shots fired about 11:20 p.m. at the home in the 2000 block of Oak Water Drive. Multiple males attempted to enter the house, Sgt. T.K. Waters said. When the first assailant was shot, the others fled.
  • Burglar shot twice after he locks Houston homeowner in gun cupboard.

    05/17/2013 7:31:47 AM PDT · by k4gypsyrose · 52 replies
    Three armed home invaders broke into a house and beat up the resident before pushing him into a closet, not realizing it was a weapons storage area.
  • Woman stabs intruder to death in North Bend home invasion

    05/14/2013 4:48:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    kirotv.com ^ | 13 May, 2013 | NA
    NORTH BEND, Wash. — The King County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion near North Bend in which a woman came to the aid of her husband and fatally stabbed an intruder. Deputies were called to the home in the 10100 block of 420 Avenue Southeast around 1:40 a.m. after receiving 911 calls in reference to a home invasion. King County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindi West said a man was at a home where he lived with his wife, daughter and mother-in-law when his dog began barking. He went to check on his dog and found a man standing in...
  • Elkins Park man killed after forcing his way into apartment

    04/22/2013 11:52:48 AM PDT · by pennboy · 19 replies
    Sam Wood, PHILLY.COM Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013, 1:46 PM An Elkins Park man was killed late Friday after he forced his way into a stranger’s apartment in Cheltenham Township. Jasper Brisbon, 32, wandered up to a couple late Friday at the Lynnewood Apartments as the pair spoke outside their unit. Brisbon, they told police, appeared to be on drugs. He stared at the pair for several minutes before the couple decided to go into their apartment, police said. But as they entered their home Brisbon jumped between them, forcing his way in. The male of the couple ran to...
  • Police continue to search for suspect in deadly north side home invasion (Indianapolis)

    03/15/2013 8:09:01 PM PDT · by Ken H · 36 replies
    Fox59 ^ | March 15, 2013 | Dan Spehler
    The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a deadly home invasion that left a north side homeowner dead in his garage. Police said Thomas Tefft, 67, and his wife were drinking coffee when they heard someone enter the back of the home. Officers said the woman heard a gunshot and called 911 around 6:30 a.m. Police said she had to lock herself in a room in fear for her safety. “The suspect came in through the patio door,” said IMPD officer Michael Hewitt. “The wife of the victim grabbed her cell phone and ran into a back room, and she...
  • Police on Home Invasion: "You're on Your Own"

    Project Veritas is out with a damning video showing police officers from multiple departments saying "you're on your own" when it comes to home invasions. The video focuses on New Jersey and New York, where it is nearly impossible to obtain a firearm. In New Jersey you must obtain a permit to purchase a Biden approved shotgun. Some officers are seen offering advice about how to fight off an intruder: throw bleach, yell, hide with your cell phone and call the police, etc. Officers steered clear from suggesting the man in the video obtain a firearm to protect himself, his...
  • Police: No charges expected in self-defense shooting death

    02/27/2013 11:45:16 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | Jim Mustian
    No charges are expected to be filed against a man who fatally shot an intruder trying to force his way into his residence late Saturday, Baton Rouge police said Tuesday. The resident, Kurt Anderson, exchanged gunfire with Anthony Taylor, a 20-year-old man who tried to break into the home at 3875 Topeka St., police said. Police Lt. Don Kelly said Anderson had not been expecting anyone late Saturday night and armed himself with a handgun before opening the door for Taylor. Taylor, the only person struck in the exchange of gunfire, ran and collapsed a short distance away, Kelly said....
  • Boy: ‘My dad is dying’ . Jurors hear gut-wrenching 911 call in home invasion .

    02/22/2013 1:39:16 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A jury heard a child’s chilling screams to 911 dispatchers that he had been raped by an intruder and his dad was “dying on the floor” in the attempted-murder trial yesterday of the man who is accused of breaking into the father’s Cambridge home and brutally terrorizing the pair. “Dad, are you OK?” the then-11-year-old son of a Harvard employee could be heard whimpering during the Aug. 26, 2010, call to state police dispatcher Patricia Furdon from a bedroom, where his nearly decapitated father was bleeding profusely.
  • Two suspects dead, one at large following home invasion

    02/17/2013 5:51:22 PM PST · by Stabnoise · 25 replies
    www.nbc12.com ^ | 2/17/2013 | Geneva Smaith
    PRINCE EDWARD, VA (WWBT) - Prince Edward sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly home invasion that happened early Sunday morning in Prospect. Two of the three suspects are dead, shot by the homeowner in self defense, according to investigators on scene. Meanwhile, the search continues for the third suspect. This situation began unfolding at about 4:30 a.m. in the 5000 block of Prince Edward Highway, or Route 460. Investigators told NBC12's Kelly Avellino three unknown men forced their way in the front door of the home, where a man was alone with a 2-year-old child. According to a press release...
  • An Army Veteran Plus a 9mm Handgun Equals a Bad Day for a Robber

    01/26/2013 11:45:10 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/26/13 | Jason Howerton
    ‘You Came Real Close to Losing Your Life’ A wheelchair-bound war veteran in Bogart, Ga. was targeted as a robbery victim. Given the fact that he is handicapped, the home burglar may have thought it would be the easiest job of his life. Wrong. Army veteran Mark Sikes told WAGA-TV he heard someone breaking down his front door. That’s when he pulled his 9mm handgun out of his drawer. “Next thing I know there’s a man standing in the hallway of my house, looking in my bedroom,” he said. “I reached and got the gun out of my drawer and...
  • RIT Students Accosted By Gunmen In Their Home

    01/24/2013 3:08:47 AM PST · by Revelation 911 · 22 replies
    wham13 ^ | 1/23/13 | evan white
    Rochester, N.Y. — Early Tuesday morning, Christopher Boise heard a noise coming from the basement. As he walked toward the source of that noise, the RIT student noticed two men standing in the downstairs portion of his apartment. "They were waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs," said Boise. One of them had a handgun trained on Boise. Within moments, Boise screamed. His cries were heard by his roommate, Raymond. "It wasn't like a, 'I stepped by stepped on a piece of glass' kind of scream," Raymond said. "So, I instinctively went to my gun bag." Raymond owns...
  • Guns in the Home Surprise Criminals

    01/15/2013 8:52:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    (This true-crime event took place the night of Nov. 13th 1981.) A duck hunt loomed in the morning so I hit the bed early, where my wife Shirley (six-months pregnant) was reading. Elaine, her sister, was due home from the show any minute…… Suddenly all hell broke loose downstairs— door crashed in, shrieks, bumps, whacks. “Shut-up!” “Oh NO!! NO!!” “SHUT UP, I SAID!!” Geezum! Somebody broke in?! And I could hear Elaine screaming. I leaped from my bed to the gun rack, grabbed the pump shotgun and started slipping in shells. “Don’t shoot!” came Elaine’s cry from the darkness...
  • Men won't face death penalty in Lansing slaying

    01/11/2013 3:06:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    9 and 10 news ^ | 1/11/13 | staff
    <p>GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The government won't seek the death penalty for a group of men charged in the 2010 death of a Lansing woman.</p> <p>The Grand Rapids Press reported Friday (http://bit.ly/WxWIie ) that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder notified West Michigan federal prosecutors of the government's decision.</p>
  • Bone-chilling 911 Audio of Georgia Women Shooting Home Invader (AUDIO & VIDEO)

    01/11/2013 3:13:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    guns.com ^ | 1/10/13 | Chris Callahan
    One of the most heart raising 911 calls we have ever heard. Donnie Herman of Loganville, GA made a call into 911 from Atlanta while he was on another phone with his wife back home in Loganville with their two children while their home was being broken into.
  • PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT

    01/08/2013 9:54:43 AM PST · by flyover · 78 replies
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    PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your sisters, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start...
  • Colorado Springs homeowner shot 2 men during home invasion Monday night, police said

    01/08/2013 7:43:52 AM PST · by RandallFlagg · 22 replies
    TheDenverChannel ^ | 01/08/2013 | AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - One man is in critical condition and another is recovering from injuries after a homeowner opened fire during a home invasion in Colorado Springs.
  • GA mom shoots intruder 5 times in face, hides children [bad news for those who oppose self defense]

    01/06/2013 12:06:38 PM PST · by grundle · 49 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | January 6, 2012
    LOGANVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia mother hid her two 9-year-old twins and shot an intruder, Paul Ali Slater, several times during a home invasion on Friday, according to multiple media reports. The Loganville mother said she didn’t initially answer when someone knocked on her door around 1 p.m. Friday. When the visitor began repeatedly ringing the doorbell, she called her husband at work, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He then dialed 911 and his 37-year-old wife gathered their 9-year-old twins and hid them in a crawlspace inside the home. According to the report, the intruder then forced his way...
  • 911 Caller with Gun in Home Invasion (spoiler alert - happy ending)

    01/05/2013 1:48:44 PM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-2013
    Several complaints about this stalker. Police can do nothing. He finally decides to break in and tries to choke her. Whoops. In DC, she would be dead. One more victory for the good side. THIS IS WHY EVERY WOMAN SHOULD BE ARMED AND EVERY HOMEOWNER SHOULD BE ARMED
  • Woman hiding with kids shoots intruder (GA)

    01/05/2013 6:29:28 AM PST · by aimhigh · 122 replies
    WSBTV.com ^ | 01/04/2012 | wsbtv.com
    LOGANVILLE, Ga. —A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday. The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar. But the man eventually found the family. "The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he's staring at her, her two...
  • Questions tear at those who knew two slain Little Falls teens

    11/26/2012 9:37:12 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 70 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | November 26, 2012 | Joy Powell
    On the outskirts of Little Falls, Minn., Crystal Shaeffel walked down the long driveway on Sunday, past the "keep out" sign, to see the house where her teenage brother and her cousin were shot to death on Thanksgiving Day. She was met in the driveway by the brother of Byron David Smith, the man who is in the Morrison County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder after telling deputies he shot the pair when they broke into his house, where he lived alone. He is to make his first court appearance on Monday. The bodies of Nicholas Brady, 17, and...
  • Retired Marine Shoots Home Intruder During Break-In (OK)

    11/22/2012 4:22:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    guns.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | dabneybailey
    If you’re a thief, there are a couple of warning signs that you should watch out for. A dog bowl and a leash in the front yard would tip you off that you’re probably going to get bitten. A sign that reads, “Trespassers will be shot!” is pretty self-explanatory. The home of 77-year-old Lloyd McCarty is similarly filled with warning signs. He flies an American flag on the front porch, he has a U.S. Marine Corps patch tacked to the wall, and he also keeps a framed picture of himself in his glory day as a Marine. If the home...
  • After shooting intruder, Calera girl speaks out(OK)

    10/20/2012 8:36:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    kxii.com ^ | 18 October, 2012 | Steven Powell
    CALERA, OK - Yesterday we reported on a brave 12-year-old Bryan County girl who was home alone when she shot an intruder that broke into her house. She's been the talk of Texoma the past 24 hours, and today Steven Powell sat down with her to hear the story in her own words. "He opened the screen door and started pounded on the door. So I didn't answer it. And I called my mom. She said to go get the gun and hide in the closet." Kendra St. Clair says she stayed in the closet until she thought the coast...
  • 12-year-old Girl Shoots Intruder During Home Invasion

    10/19/2012 5:22:20 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 8 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 10-18-2012 | Chris McKinnon
    A 12-year-old girl took matters into her own hands during a home invasion in southeast Oklahoma. It happened on Wednesday when the girl was home alone. She told police a stranger rang the doorbell, then went around to the back door and kicked it in. She called her mom, Debra St. Clair, who told her to get the family gun, hide in a closet and call 911. That was when St. Clair dropped what she doing and raced home. "I drove home at a really fast pace to try to get to her, and when I got here the police...
  • Roanoke (VA) police investigate home invasion that left 1 man dead

    10/03/2012 11:06:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | October 03, 2012 | Chase Purdy
    Roanoke police are investigating after a home invasion in the northwest part of the city turned deadly late Tuesday night, authorities said. Officers responded at 11:15 p.m. to the Westwood Village Apartments in the 800 block of Westwood Boulevard to find a man shot dead in a lower-level hallway, police said. Police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said detectives determined that a man in an apartment answered a knock at the door when two men tried to force their way through. Police said the man later told detectives he started to fight with the intruders, one of whom wore a ski mask...
  • Baseball Bat Wielding Robbers Fended Off by Homeowner(MI)

    09/28/2012 7:06:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    fox17online.com ^ | 27 September, 2011 | Jonathan Seely
    ALBION TOWNSHIP, Mich — An Eastern Calhoun County couple is recovering after a violent home invasion early Thursday morning. Police say two men armed with baseball bats attacked Dave and Kathy Powers at their home on J Drive South in Albion Township. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department the homeowners fought back leading to a police investigation that spans several Michigan counties. Police were first called around 9:30 Thursday morning to a report of a home invasion and a shooting. The homeowners told police they were going to their barn to check the cattle when two masked men armed...