‘PUT YOUR FACE IN THE DIRT’: HANDGUN-WIELDING WOMAN BRAVELY CONFRONTS MAN TRYING TO BREAK INTO HER HOME
“I said, ‘Get on the ground.’ and he got on his knees. I said, ‘no, put your face in the dirt and you’re gonna stay there.’”
These are the words of a Toledo woman recalling what she said to a would-be intruder at her home last week as she pointed a handgun at him in self defense.
According to WTVG, Betty Collins said for two nights prior someone had stolen items from her car and last Thursday a shirtless suspect was trying to enter her home.
“I screamed as loud as I could, ‘get off my porch. I have a gun. I will shoot you.’ And he stayed at the door,” Collins told WTVG. “I’m like, ‘Get off my porch. I have a gun. I will shoot you.’ He didn’t move, so I opened the door and there he was standing 5 inches from the barrel of a loaded .357.”
Then the man obeyed.
Toledo police were called and arrested the suspect who was identified as 31-year-old Kyle Caldwell from Temperance, Michigan.
Collins received a warning call from her boyfriend about a suspicious man in the area as he was heading to work that morning. This put Collins on alert to be ready to defend her home.
“That’s what the second amendment’s for. I’m going to continue to protect my home,” Collins said of her actions. It’s also worth noting that Collins is working toward getting her Ph.D. in criminal justice.
A 19-year-old suspected burglar chose the wrong house to invade last week.
This is the face of Michael Maxwell (below) after he wasbeaten, kicked and shot with a stun gunby Palm Bay, Florida, homeowners defending themselves against him and a group of at least three others, WTSP reported.
Maxwell was arrested and held under $51,000 bond at Brevard County Jail Complex with charges of home invasion robbery with a firearm or a deadly weapon and four counts of battery. A 17-year-old was served the same charges as well.
Ouch! Somebody got his ass beat. Maybe next time he will think twice before trying to steal other people’s stuff.
TheBlaze’s S.E. Cupp battled liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on the gun issue Friday, arguing against gun restrictions and schooling him on basic statistics on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Cupp, contending with boos from the “Real Time” audience, said the problem with a gun registry is that “it treats law-abiding citizens as if they are guilty until proven innocent.”
She went on, “The problem with background checks, five-day waiting periods, they assume that I have criminal intent to use my gun to pursue my Second Amendment rights…I go to get a background check, ‘Prove to me you’re not a criminal.’ I go to get a gun, ‘Prove to me you don’t want to use it in the heat of passion right now, wait five days, you need to cool off.’ That’s not fair — the government is not in the business of intimidating me away from my Second Amendment rights. It’s an abuse of power, and it seeps into the culture — it’s why newspapers think they can publish gun owners’ addresses, as if they are pariahs. It’s not appropriate.”
Moore countered, “You have a dangerous device that can kill 20 schoolchildren, I want to know where that device is. You can have it — ”
“You do not have that right,” Cupp said.
Moore then said he wanted the Second Amendment altered to spell out the Founding Fathers’ intention: that it covers muskets.
Maher pointed out that he is a gun owner himself and would never give his guns up. He said he goes to the shooting range a few times a year, which Moore said wasn’t enough — he wouldn’t be effective against an intruder if he were just coming out of a deep sleep.
“As opposed to what, just getting mowed down?” Maher asked.
The conversation shifted to crime statistics, with Maher raising the question: Why have gun homicides gone down in an age of less gun control?
Moore made the point that all crime has gone down, and Cupp said mass shootings are also down — causing Moore to throw up his hands in laughter.
“Less school shootings since Columbine, let me ponder that for a second,” he said sarcastically.
“There have been fewer mass shootings over the past 30 years, that’s just a fact,” Cupp said. “It’s an inconvenient truth I know, but it’s a fact.”
Moore referenced “the bubble” that gun owners live in.
“There’s no bubble. I am a gun owner, I have lived and breathed this issue personally for a decade,” Cupp shot back. “It’s not a bubble, I just happen to be informed on gun issues, unlike those people who talk about them.”
Get him girl! Facts and rational thought win the day again.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (TheBlaze/AP) — Authorities say a police officer’s bullet killed a New York college student during the response to a home invasion at an off-campus home.
Nassau County homicide squad Lt. John Azzata said Saturday night that Andrea Rebello was killed by a police officer as she was being held in a headlock by a masked intruder.
Azzata says the police officer opened fire as Dalton Smith made a motion to fire at the officer early Friday morning.
Azzata says the officer fired eight shots, hitting Smith seven times and Rebello once in the head, killing her.
Earlier Saturday, police said Smith had an extensive criminal history dating back nearly 15 years and was wanted on a parole violation related to a first-degree robbery conviction.
Smith was identified using fingerprints just hours after funeral arrangement were made for Rebello, 21, a popular public relations major who was with her twin sister Jessica and several other students in an off-campus house at the time of the break-in. The other students were unharmed.
Smith, of Hempstead, Long Island, had been arrested for robbery in the first degree in 1999, promoting prison contraband in the second degree in 2000, robbery in the first degree in 2003, assault in the second degree in 2003 and robbery in the second degree in 2003, police said.
Azzata said in a statement that a warrant was issued for Smith on April 25 for absconding from parole.
The campus has been shaken by the incident.
“Today is the last day of finals and this should be a happy day on campus; but it’s not,” said Hofstra freshman Scott Aharoni of Great Neck, as he passed through the area rife with yellow crime-scene tape Friday. “It’s really sad.”
Wow, I feel terrible for the family of the victim and for the officer who’s round went astray. Damn.
A CCTV camera in Colombia captured a brazen midday mugging at a Bogota bus station, the U.K. Telegraph reports, but that’s only one aspect of a pretty shocking video.
After the apparent thief struggles with a female traveler for her phone, he makes a run for it and promptly gets hit by a bus.
In yet another startling twist, video shows the woman who had been robbed just minutes prior going to help the beleaguered alleged criminal.
The identities of the individuals have not been released, but it was reported that the man received medical treatment and was promptly arrested.
Kai was a homeless man who became a hero in the eyes of many after he used a hatchet to stop a crazy man from attacking two women. The video of Kai telling his story became something of a viral sensation. And as with most viral video stars, Kai seemed to have drifted back into obscurity. Until today…today he’s a murder suspect. Police in New Jersey have just arrested Caleb Lawrence McGillvary (Kai’s real name). He is the prime suspect in the bludgeoning death of 71-year-old North Jersey attorney, Joseph Galfy.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Uzbekistan national living in Idaho has been arrested on federal charges that he gave support, cash and other resources to help a recognized terrorist group in his home country plan a terrorist attack.
Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, is expected to make his first appearance in U.S. District Court Friday morning, one day after federal agents arrested him during a raid of his small Boise apartment.
Kurbanov was arrested after an extensive investigation into his activities in Idaho and Utah late last year and this year. A federal grand jury indictment charges Kurbanov with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and possession of an unregistered explosive device.
A separate federal grand jury in Utah also returned an indictment charging Kurbanov with distributing information about explosives, bombs and weapons of mass destruction.
Wendy Olson, the U.S. attorney in Idaho, said Kurbanov is the only person charged, and any potential threat was contained by his arrest.
“He was closely monitored during the course of the investigation,” she said. “The investigation has been underway for some time.”
Olson declined to share any specifics of Kurbanov’s alleged activities, including whether any potential terrorist threat or targets were domestic or abroad.
A statement from the U.S. attorney’s office said Kurbanov is in the United States legally, but Olson declined to give specific details about his immigration status.
It was unclear when he moved to Idaho or the extent of his activities in Utah. An Idaho telephone number registered to Kurbanov has been disconnected.
The Idaho indictment alleges that between August 2012 and May 2013, Kurbanov knowingly conspired with others to provide support and resources, including computer software and money, to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the U.S. has identified as a terrorist organization. The group’s purpose is to overthrow the government of Uzbekistan, said David B. Barlow, U.S. attorney in Utah.
Haha got one of them
LOL there are guns all over my house… go ahead and put me in the closet. Or the laundry room. Or the bathroom ;)
A man in Tampa, Florida, is being accused of secretly slipping his girlfriend an abortion drug, an act that killed the couple’s unborn baby. The alleged details of the troubling story are ghastly.
Prosecutors claim that John Andrew Welden, 28, switched the label on an abortion pill bottle to make it look like Amoxicillin, a common antibiotic. After the woman, identified as 26-year-old Remee Lee, took the drug, she purportedly miscarried, reports The Tampa Tribune.
In March, Welden apparently found out that the woman was pregnant. While he purportedly wanted her to have an abortion, Lee decided to keep the baby and allegedly said that she would care for the child on her own.
WHITE FAMILY (INCLUDING 14-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER) REPORTEDLY ATTACKED FOR BEING IN THE ‘WRONG NEIGHBORHOOD’ OF BATON ROUGE
The defendant told him he was in the wrong neighborhood and he was not going to make it out
My SR40 begs to differ.
The court case that has both horrified and gripped the nation is coming to a close. A verdict in the Dr. Kermit Gosnell trial has been reached: The abortion doctor is guilty in three of four first-degree murder counts (these were three of the more than 250 criminal charges against him). The penalty phase of the case is expected to begin on May 21, as Gosnell may receive the death penalty for his crimes.
Well this changes things.
So the authorities in Cleveland want to charge Ariel Castro with aggravated murder for “terminating pregnancies by force”
But if the pregnancies would have been aborted by Kermit Gosnell (or another abortionist) it would be ok.
Get your shit together America.
ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS HAVE ‘SPIKED DRAMATICALLY’ IN ANTICIPATION OF IMMIGRATION BILL, OFFICERS SAY
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