Skip to comments.South Carolina woman kills escaped jail inmate who kicked down her door, sheriff says
Posted on 12/04/2018 3:48:32 PM PST by Innovative
Hours after he and another inmate escaped jail after beating up a security guard, a South Carolina inmate was fatally shot after he broke into a womans house, officials said.
Bruce McLaughlin Jr., 30, was shot in the head by the woman after he kicked in her back door on Tuesday, according to Pickens County authorities.
After he entered the home, McLaughlin grabbed a knife sharpening tool from the kitchen and headed toward the womans bedroom around 3 a.m. Sheriff Rick Clark said the woman was home alone and had undergone concealed weapons training at some point prior to the incident.
"This was a big guy. If she hadn't had a weapon there's no telling what would have happened," the sheriff said. "I gave her a big hug. I told her how proud I was of her."
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I love happy endings.
I bet he won’t do THAT again.
And great Sheriff too
Good thing it didn’t happen in the UK. She’d be arrested for murder like one homeowner was who was defending himself.
onw more thing from the article:
“(Sheriff)Clark said the incident was a shining example of why owning and knowing how to properly use a gun is important.”
The Sheriff should pay for her door.
I would bet real money on your statement.
yes, southern ladies and southern sheriffs are the best
Thank God she survived and didn’t become another story on “Forensic Files”.
I’m sorry she had to go through this but she survived it, at least.
(not saying you disagree)
Now, THATS gun control!
“I gave her a big hug. I told her how proud I was of her.” Per Sheriff
Gold star to her and the Sheriff
“McLaughlin grabbed a knife sharpening tool from the kitchen...”
Not the sharpest tool in the toolbox when one doesn’t grab the sharpest tool in the kitchen.
Although those steel rod things would be dangerous.
Be funny if it was one of those cheap multi sharpeners with the little wheels and made out of plastic.
Pin a medal on her.
Or "on the job" training. Quick learner!
“...there’s no telling what would have happened.”
Really?! That’s why you’re Sheriff, not Detective.
Taxpayer relief shot....she did exactly what she should have done...
Love what the sheriff said to her!
Head shot under pressure, and the sheriff seems great, too.
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