The Armed Citizen® September 3, 2013

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posted on September 3, 2013
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Tiffany Simo and Douglas Romeo were delivering newspapers around 3 a.m. when they noticed a vehicle following them. When they stopped the truck to prepare a few papers for delivery, a man jumped out of the vehicle behind them and charged them as he fired shots from a .380-cal. pistol. He began banging on the driver's side window of the delivery truck and demanding they open the door. Romeo grabbed his own gun from a lockbox in the truck and fired through the window. The assailant was later treated for multiple gunshot wounds, and then charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm in public. (The Ledger, Winter Haven, FL, 5/13/13)

An 18-year-old woke up to the sound of intruders breaking into his grandmother's home around 5:30 a.m. He called 911 and went into the living room with a shotgun to find the two men. He then ordered the two to put their hands up, but they didn't listen. He shot both men. One collapsed and died at the scene, and the other was listed in critical condition. The teen is a graduate of the Harris County Police Explorers Program for kids interested in law enforcement, and is being praised by his neighbors for his quick actions. (KHOU.com, Baytown, TX, 8/28/13)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

July 1977: Three holdup men should have several years of prison to contemplate the folly of robbing Mrs. Mildred Woolsey's El Cajon, Calif. coin store. The doughty Mrs. Woolsey not only drove the thugs away at gunpoint, but hounded the local district attorney's office into rearresting the trio after they were released on a minimum bail less than three hours after the robbery. The men now face 10-year minimum sentences for the crime. (Coin World)

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