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  • TX: Attempted Home Invasion; no Media Coverage

    11/24/2014 3:49:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the difficult things to quantify about defensive gun uses, is how often they occur without a shot being fired.  The survey information indicates that it happens somewhere between a few hundred thousand to a few million times per year in the United States.  With the Internet, we are becoming more aware of these events.   Sometimes, they are reported in local media.  It in the vast majority of cases, there is no report to police; if there is a police report, there is no media coverage; if there is media coverage, it is strictly local.   I recall numerous...
  • Lawyer Wearing Only Diaper When Arrested in Home Invasion, Stabbing

    11/14/2014 12:15:29 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 11-14-14 | unattributed
    A knife-wielding attacker posed as a law enforcement officer to get inside a Virginia home, stabbed the residents multiple times then told them he'd be back to finish the job as his wife waited outside, prosecutors said. The suspect, 31-year-old Andrew Schmuhl, was wearing nothing but a diaper when he was apprehended after a car chase, authorities said Friday. These and other disturbing details emerged during a bond hearing for Schmuhl's wife, 30-year-old Alecia Schmuhl, Friday morning. The Schmuhls, both lawyers, are accused in the attack of a couple in their 60s. Police have said the attack apparently stemmed from...
  • Veteran, 91, Dies From Injuries Suffered In Brutal Home Invasion Robbery

    11/11/2014 8:53:29 AM PST · by Main Street · 33 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anjali Hemphill
    NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) He survived three tours of duty, but a 91-year-old veteran couldnt survive the brutal beating he suffered in a home invasion. Akemi Girion had to make the toughest decision of her life this weekendsaying goodbye to her stepfather, John Masson. His face was all brokenjaw, cheek, headeverything was broken, she said. Even if he survives, hes not going to have a quality life. Masson was badly beaten on Oct. 28 when thieves broke into his North Highlands home in the middle of the night. They blindfolded and tied up Girion and a caretaker and demanded Massons...
  • Grandpa Shoots & Kills Man, 20, For Attempting To Rape Granddaughter

    10/24/2014 11:14:18 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 53 replies
    Hollywood Life by Bonnie Fuller ^ | October 24, 2014 | Lauren Cox
    Kenneth Byrd, 67, found himself in a scary situation when three men invaded his home and kept him and his wife, Judy, 65, hostage at gunpoint. When the three men attempted to force themselves on his 19-year-old granddaughter, Kenneth snapped and somehow managed to retrieve his own gun and defend his family. The three home invaders then forced Kenneth and his wife, Judy, towards the back of the home at gunpoint while demanding the couple open a private safe and give them their money, reports The Inquistr. However, it was when the three men attempted to gang rape Kenneths teenage...
  • NBC Offers Repellent Advice on Appeasing Home Invaders

    09/21/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 55 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 9/20/14
    Americans have a constitutional right to armed self-defense, but they have other choices as well. The University of Colorado, for example, last year offered the students it sought to disarm with statewide legislation other crime prevention tactics. Options for female students facing rapists included passive resistance, biting, and self-degradation. According to one proponent of the bill to ban the lawful carrying of firearms on campuses, such threats are why we have the whistles. Along similar lines, NBCs Today Show recently offered suggestions on how to deal with violent home invaders. Their basic advice: politely defer to the intruder, but if...
  • How to protect your family from home invasion

    09/16/2014 3:36:55 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 115 replies
    Today.com (NBC News) ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jeff Rossen and Jovanna Billington
    Zeins also suggests keeping another item in your bedroom: "Buy a can of wasp hornet spray in the hardware store or the supermarket, keep it by your bedside or the floor," he said. "It's more powerful than police Mace. "The great part is, when you spray, it will go 20 to 25 feet," Zeins added. An intruder hit with the spray will be temporarily blinded. Please check your state and local laws on the legality of using these sprays for self-defense. Zeins has another tip: Sleep with all your bedroom doors open. You want your kids to hear what's going...
  • 3 teens charged after home invasion

    09/08/2014 4:27:02 AM PDT · by SLB · 16 replies
    The News(less) Enterprise ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Jeff D'Alessio
    A 28-year-old Elizabethtown woman was awakened Tuesday morning in her Warfield Street home when police say three teenagers broke in with the intention of stealing money. The teens all boys between the ages of 14 and 16 are lodged in Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center and charged with robbery, authorities said. The woman was shot in the head by a paintball gun, according to Elizabethtown police. The blow left a laceration that forced her to be taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released. When police responded to the 100 block of Warfield Street...
  • Vanity: Need help choosing home invasion shotgun

    08/18/2014 9:57:48 PM PDT · by DRey · 171 replies
    8/18/2014 | DRey
    I carry concealed a nice glock .40. Fits female hand great, but want a short barrel home invasion shotgun loaded for bear. Any recommendations on a reliable, relatively light-weighted weapon? Brand? Model? Thanks!
  • 911 tells 80-year-old woman to put gun down during home invasion

    08/07/2014 7:29:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    EAG News ^ | Aug 7, 2014 | Michael Dorstewitz
    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. An 80-year-old Florida woman grabbed her gun and called 911 during a home invasion. While the burglars were breaking a window to her residence, the police dispatcher told her to put the gun down. Huh? Logan was all alone her husband was playing bridge at a friends house. Thats when she took matters into her own hands. She grabbed her gun and dialed the police emergency number as she headed downstairs. When I called 911 she kept saying put the gun down, put the gun down, and I said Ill put the gun down when...
  • 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 didnt know in his bedroom. Police have identified that man as Becker, and said he then went over the victims 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. Its complicated, said DeKalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander. Its insane. Its 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 persons property...... Well, Indiana has taken action to recognize the unique character of a citizens 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 Examiners 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 Sheriffs Office is investigating a Land OLakes shooting that left two people injured. It happened at a cottage in the 4400 block of Land OLakes 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 girls 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 strangers 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 childs 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 fathers 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. Thats when he pulled his 9mm handgun out of his drawer. Next thing I know theres 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. Dont shoot! came Elaines 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.