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The Armed Citizen® January 26, 2015

The Armed Citizen® January 26, 2015

Bill Gies, a manager at Woody’s Wharf, was getting ready to leave the bar and eatery sometime after 3 a.m. He was in the office sending an email when he noticed something on the office security monitor: a suspicious man on the patio picking up a table umbrella. Gies dialed 9-1-1 and described the man in the security footage, then told the dispatcher that he was armed. Soon thereafter, the suspect punched through the office’s glass window, unaware that Gies stood just inside with a Glock. Gies pointed the handgun at the intruder and yelled, “Freeze!” The suspect then fled the scene and reportedly remains at large. (Daily Pilot, Balboa Peninsula, CA, 8/16/14)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A 77-year-old man in Tyler, Texas, was at home in the early morning hours when he heard a suspicious noise and retrieved his shotgun. While investigating, he encountered a burglar, who lunged at him. The homeowner fired one shot, striking the interloper in the left side of his chest. When the responding authorities arrived at the scene, they found the suspect lying just inside the front door of the residence. The burglar did not survive his wounds. (KLTV, Tyler, TX, 12/9/14)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
November 1960:
Dr. Samuel M. Rosenbaum sat in his Philadelphia office when an armed man burst in and demanded money. When the doctor tried to talk him out of the holdup, the robber pistol-whipped him to the floor. Dr. Rosenbaum, who carries a revolver for protection, pulled his .38 and fired. The bandit fled with a bullet in his leg and the doctor called the police. An alerted patrolman picked up the wounded felon when he panicked after seeking aid from another doctor. When the holdup man was brought to trial and sentenced to a 3-to-10-year prison term. Judge Theodore L. Reimel said, “I want to compliment you, doctor. If we had more men like you, there would be fewer crimes committed in our streets.” (Philadelphia Bulletin, Philadelphia, PA)