The Armed Citizen® September 14, 2014

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posted on September 14, 2014
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A good Samaritan with a concealed carry permit intervened when he saw a dangerous altercation between a shoplifter and loss prevention officers taking place outside of a Home Depot. The 26-year-old suspect was confronted by the officers after leaving the store with a drill under his coat. When they attempted to apprehend him, he pulled out a syringe and used it as a weapon. One of the officers was stabbed multiple times in the hand with the contaminated needle. A customer carrying a licensed firearm witnessed the altercation and ordered the suspect to drop the needle and get on the ground. The suspect was later arrested and held on second-degree retail fraud and assault with intent to do great bodily harm. The officer was treated at a local hospital for the puncture wounds he sustained. (Detroit Free Press, Roseville, Mich., 3/27/14)

A couple was just waking up around 6:30 a.m. when they heard a loud noise. When they went to investigate, they found a 21-year-old intruder had forced his way into the home through the back door. The male homeowner, 50, fought with the assailant and was hit multiple times with a blunt object. During the scuffle, the homeowner was able to retrieve his firearm and fire. The female resident, 60, also retrieved a firearm and fired. The intruder's wounds proved fatal. Both residents sustained injuries during the altercation, but were reportedly listed in stable condition. There was also a child in the home at the time of the break-in, but was reportedly unharmed. (Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, Fla., 8/16/14)

From The Armed Citizen® Archives February 1972: Mrs. P.F. Truskey of Edmond, Okla., was sick in bed when she heard yelling and windows breaking in the front of her home. She got a .22 rifle and wounded one of three youths who were trying to break in. All three housebreakers fled. (The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Okla.)

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