An armed grandmother proved too much to handle for one home intruder in Spokane, Wash. Police say the gun-toting granny held the suspected burglar at gunpoint until officers arrived.
Sandy Mize, a grandmother of 10, first fired a warning shot and then held 35-year-old Sean Denny at gunpoint in her living room,KXLY-TV reports. The suspect did attempt to flee at one point but officers quickly apprehended him in her backyard early Wednesday morning.
“I told him I was armed… He kept coming, so I started backing up,” she toldKREM-TV.
That’s when she fired a warning shot at the burglary suspect, not hitting him but sending a clear message. The suspect laid on the couch unresponsive for a short period of time, the grandmother explained.
“I asked him, ‘Did I hit you?’ There was no response, no movement,” she said. Mize then called 911.
Way to go grandma! :)
Another in the “I was bored” series:
Inspired by the “Thin Blue Line” emblem, the white in the center represents the innocent and the good in this country.
The black represents tyranny and bad (foreign and domestic) that look to do harm to the good.
The two red bars represent the blood spilled by those that stand between the good and the bad.
The bold number two represents the second amendment that makes defending yourself from bad/tyranny possible.
After writing all that out I can see I put too much thought into this. lol
A man was shot and killed by a homeowner after he attempted to break into a home in Spokane, Wash. by entering through the doggie door.
Police say the homeowners knew the man who attempted to break into their home. The incident occurred at around 7 p.m. Wednesday night.
A witness told police that the man, armed with a large knife, attempted to force his way into the home though the doggie door, KREM-TV reports. The homeowner then shot the intruder in the chest.
The suspect, identified as Marshall J. Balduff, 28, died from a gunshot wound to the chest, the medical examiner confirmed. Officers performed CPR on the suspect but the effort was not successful.
The homeowners told police that Balduff had been threatening them and they believed he was holding a large knife as he was attempting to break into the home. It turns out they were right as police recovered a large knife at the scene that they believe belonged to Balduff.
A mother in Mandeville, La. woke up in the middle of the night to find an armed home intruder standing in her bedroom doorway. The intruder pointed the gun at the woman, likely expecting her to cower in fear and obey his every command.
That didn’t happen.
The fearless mother instead screamed at the armed criminal, seemingly startling the man and sending him retreating from the bedroom, The Times-Picayune reports. The woman then retrieved her shotgun from her closet.
Shotgun in hand, the mom first went to check on her children to make sure they were safe. Then she went after the man who broke into her home, who has been identified as Joseph Hall Rogers.
When she got to the doorway, the woman fired three rounds at Rogers as he scrambled to escape with his life. Luckily for the home intruder, all three rounds missed their target.
Police and a K-9 unit later searched the neighborhood and eventually located the drunk man. Rogers reportedly resisted arrest and was tased prior to being taken into police custody.
Rogers has been charged with home invasion and resisting an officer. His bond had not been set as of Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST’S SHOCKING CLAIM: WOMEN DON’T NEED GUNS FOR SELF-DEFENSE, JUST TELL MEN ‘NOT TO RAPE WOMEN’
That’s what laws are for. They tell us to not kill, rape, steal etc… How’s that working out for you?
During the rally, one female protester — wearing an Obama hat — told WGCL-TV that using a firearm in self-defense “is not an option.”
“It’s not an option,” she repeated.
The reporter then asked her, “But what if someone is trying to kill you?” She replied, “They’ll just have to kill me.”
‘WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND OURSELVES’: COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND UTAH MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT BURGLAR
Residents in a northern Utah city are coming to the defense of a man who was arrested and faces charges for shooting at burglars as they drove away from his property.
Layton police arrested Clare Niederhauser, 64, last week after he fired one shot at a car and another at a fleeing burglar, said Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton. He was arrested on suspicion of two counts of reckless endangerment.
The shots were unlawful because the burglar had dropped a crowbar and was fleeing the property, according to Horton, who added that the shots could have endangered somebody’s life.
“There is a responsibility of owning a gun: you need to know when you can lawfully use your weapon,” Horton said. “You’re not authorized to shoot a firearm at a car just because you don’t want it to get away, or to scare them, or disable a tire.”
Layton police said they also have arrested the man suspected of burglarizing the house, Robert Santos Cruz, 47. Investigators are searching for a woman who drove the car that was leaving the driveway when Niederhauser shot at it.
“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 kind of raised it up…He took off and ran out the front door.”
The vet, who served as a military police officer in Korea, said he didn’t think twice about what action to take.
“It’s either gonna be me or him. One of us have got to go,” he said. “And this is my house, this is my home.”
“This is a photo of George Zimmerman taken by a police officer on the night of February 26, 2012. A black and white photocopy of this image was provided by the State in the first Discovery. This high-resolution digital file was finally provided to the defense on October 29, 2012,” the defense team posted to its website.
“This image was disclosed in the State’s 9th Supplemental Discovery. In accordance with the updates to our media policy that we published on November 13, we will be making all public documents related to the case available on our website, including the rest of the State’s 9th Supplemental Discovery as soon as we are sure it has been properly redacted according to the Court’s stipulations on protecting information regarding specific witnesses,” the post adds.
It remains to be seen if the photo will help Zimmerman’s defense, which maintains he was defending himself during a struggle with Martin that ultimately led to Zimmerman shooting Martin.
My sister is very funny.
She says people should use knives to defend themselves. Carry special knives with them and keep those in their homes.
I don’t know, dude. I don’t even know.
tell her this within about a few yards it is relatively easy to get to someone before they pull out a gun and fire. Any more a knife ain’t going to do crap. Knives mean nothing. Someone pulled a knife on my grandfather once, and he pulled out his .380 and shot the knife out of his hand. Yes he is a great shot. Then again the knife the guy was threatening him with was a Ka-bar. So yeah, but at long distances knives mean nothing. If anything, Krav Maga should be talk to learn how to disarm an enemy close to you with a firearm. I learned how to do it.
You pull a knife people don’t get scared.
Pull a gun, people stop in their tracks.
Rarely has my grandfather needed to actually fire his gun to stop a situation from happening. He has only shot he say’s 3 times at an actual person. 2 in self defense, 1 to stop a mugging on a 91 year old man.
Knives are last ditch “OMFG WHERE’S MY GLOCK” weapons. If you pull a knife it means everything else has failed and this is your last stand.
That being said, a knife in the right hands can do ALOT of damage. ;)
Sheriff: Father kills man sexually abusing his daughterupdated 12:22 PM EDT, Mon June 11, 2012
(CNN) — A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said.
The father was casually acquainted with the alleged abuser, said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon.
Neither has been publicly identified.
The girl was left inside the family’s house during the social gathering, while other members of her family were tending to horses, the sheriff said.
The alleged abuser was known for his horse-grooming abilities, Harmon said.
The father returned to the house, caught the man in the act, and stopped him by striking him in the head several times, Harmon said.
The man was pronounced dead on the scene, while the daughter was taken to a local hospital in Victoria, Texas, for examinations before being released.
The incident took place Saturday.
Harmon described the girl as “OK besides the obvious mental trauma.”
Asked whether they would press charges against the father, the sheriff responded, “You have a right to defend your daughter. He acted in defense of his third person. Once the investigation is completed we will submit it to the district attorney who then submits it to the grand jury, who will decide if they will indict him.”
Harmon described the dad as “very remorseful,” adding that he didn’t know the man was going to die.
Authorities were withholding the deceased man’s name while they notified next of kin. Officials did not know immediately if he has a prior criminal history.
Fuckin’ A. Good for that dad; but god damn - that poor child. :\
Justice can sometimes be a cold bitch. Or a punch to the head. Either or.
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