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Saturday, July 18, 2015

“A Robber’s Here, Daddy”

Eldorado, Ohio, is a quiet little village in southwestern Ohio with a population of a little more than 500. In a town that size, people can spot trouble quickly, and one toddler did just that last week. The 3-year-old had been outside playing with a sibling around dinnertime when the child went rushing into the house saying, “A robber’s here, daddy.”

Moments later, that robber burst in. The intruder was armed, had his face covered with a bandana and was wearing a hat. He yelled an obscenity, but those would be the last words he ever spoke. The father fired a single shot to his chest, fatally wounding him. The parents and children were unharmed.

The break-in is still under investigation, but it appears to be an isolated incident. Police don’t expect any charges to be filed against the homeowner, who acted in self-defense.