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The Armed Citizen® June 18, 2013

The Armed Citizen® June 18, 2013

One afternoon, a 37-year-old mother of two heard a knock at the front door of her home. At first, the woman assumed the visitor was a solicitor and told her 9-year-old twins not to answer. When the knocking continued and the door bell began ringing repeatedly, the woman called her husband at work. Her husband advised her and the children to hide while he called 911. The family hid in a crawlspace in the attic. Meanwhile, the intruder had forced his way into the home using a crowbar. After rummaging through the home, the intruder worked his way to the attic where he was met with a .38-cal. revolver. The woman fired six times. The intruder was later transported to a local medical center and was expected to survive his multiple gunshot wounds. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Loganville, GA, 1/5/13)

A local 31-year-old man may have thought breaking into a senior citizen's home early Saturday would be easy pickings. But that was before he met the 88-year-old woman who owns the residence. Sgt. Brice Woolly, Ardmore Police Department Patrol Division, said dispatchers received a call about 4:35 a.m. "The call was from an alarm company. They said there was an intruder in the house and the owner had the subject and was holding him at gunpoint," Woolly said. Officers arrived at the residence and took the intruder into custody without incident. He was booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending formal charges. (The Ardmoreite, Ardmore, OK, 4/28/13)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

August 1972: After two windows were broken simultaneously in her Elyria, Ohio, home, Mrs. Mary Farkas got a .22 revolver, entered the kitchen and found a man peering in. Meanwhile an accomplice climbed in a front window. Mrs. Farkas fired a shot that sent both men fleeing, one leaving behind a machete. Police apprehended three men later and charged two with malicious entry. (The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio)

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