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South Carolina woman kills escaped jail inmate who kicked down her door, sheriff says
Fox News ^ | Dec. 4, 2018 | Nicole Darrah | Fox News

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 woman’s 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 woman’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; armedcitizen; banglist; breakin; inmate; kills; nra; secondamendment; selfdefense; southcarolina
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Excellent!

Terrific lady.

1 posted on 12/04/2018 3:48:32 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

I love happy endings.


2 posted on 12/04/2018 3:49:21 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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I bet he won’t do THAT again.


3 posted on 12/04/2018 3:49:29 PM PST by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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To: Innovative

And great Sheriff too


4 posted on 12/04/2018 3:49:32 PM PST by cyclotic ( Democrats must be politically eviscerated, disemboweled and demolished.)
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To: Innovative

Good thing it didn’t happen in the UK. She’d be arrested for murder like one homeowner was who was defending himself.


5 posted on 12/04/2018 3:50:26 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Innovative

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.”


6 posted on 12/04/2018 3:50:50 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

The Sheriff should pay for her door.


7 posted on 12/04/2018 3:51:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Slyfox

I would bet real money on your statement.


8 posted on 12/04/2018 3:51:41 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: cyclotic

yes, southern ladies and southern sheriffs are the best


9 posted on 12/04/2018 3:52:02 PM PST by CottonBall (Thank you , Julian!)
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To: SkyDancer

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)


10 posted on 12/04/2018 3:53:32 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Innovative
Good shootin’,lady!
11 posted on 12/04/2018 3:54:10 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (I've Never Owned Slaves...You've Never Picked Cotton.End Of "Discussion".)
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To: Innovative

Now, THAT’S gun control!


12 posted on 12/04/2018 3:54:29 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Boycott The NFL! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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“I gave her a big hug. I told her how proud I was of her.” Per Sheriff

Gold star to her and the Sheriff


13 posted on 12/04/2018 3:54:46 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Innovative

“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.


14 posted on 12/04/2018 3:55:12 PM PST by 21twelve (!)
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To: Innovative

Pin a medal on her.


15 posted on 12/04/2018 3:55:41 PM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Innovative
and had undergone concealed weapons training at some point prior to the incident.

Or "on the job" training. Quick learner!

16 posted on 12/04/2018 3:56:34 PM PST by Fido969 (In!)
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“...there’s no telling what would have happened.”

Really?! That’s why you’re Sheriff, not Detective.


17 posted on 12/04/2018 3:57:44 PM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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Taxpayer relief shot....she did exactly what she should have done...


18 posted on 12/04/2018 3:57:50 PM PST by TnTnTn
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To: Innovative

Love what the sheriff said to her!


19 posted on 12/04/2018 3:58:12 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( Trust The Trump)
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Head shot under pressure, and the sheriff seems great, too.


20 posted on 12/04/2018 3:58:21 PM PST by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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