The Armed Citizen® December 17, 2013
Joseph Eisel, 51, was asleep with his wife around 3 a.m. when he woke to a 27-year-old man he did not know standing over his bed.
The Armed Citizen® January 7, 2014
Jerry Brown, 63, was outside his cabin when he spotted a large black bear. The bear first headed away from Brown, but then turned toward him and attacked. As Brown tried to escape, his brother, Randy, retrieved a firearm and shot at the bear, causing it to run off.
The Armed Citizen® January 21, 2014
The sound of breaking glass in the early hours of the morning woke the resident of a rural home and alerted him to a burglary in progress.
The Armed Citizen® January 28, 2014
Residents were at home watching a movie around 11:20 p.m. when several men forced their way into the home through the front door. One of the residents opened fire on the intruders causing them to flee.
The Armed Citizen® February 4, 2014
Hall Well & Plumbing Inc. was closed when two suspects broke into the business around 3:15 a.m. The business owner, who lives just down the street from where the robbery was taking place, heard the alarm sounding and quickly responded.
The Armed Citizen® February 11, 2014
Brian Tran, a Vietnamese-American man, was enjoying the Fourth of July weekend at a food stand around 1 p.m. when he was approached by a long-haired man wearing camouflage. The man began harassing Tran by making racial remarks and insulting Tran's Vietnamese heritage.
The Armed Citizen® February 18, 2014
Heather Thompson, 22, had a restraining order against her former boyfriend when he entered her home with a knife and began stabbing her. Michael White, 24, Thompson's current boyfriend, witnessed the attack and fired his rifle twice.
The Armed Citizen® February 25, 2014
After a day's work at First National Bank, a woman found herself at gunpoint in her own home. Her husband was being held by the two intruders as well. The assailants abducted the couple and forced them to drive back to the bank and take an undisclosed amount of money, then ordered them to continue driving.
The Armed Citizen® March 13, 2014
Police were dispatched to Pizza Heaven II late one evening to respond to a robbery. The owner of the pizzeria reported that he had just been robbed by two men, one of whom was armed with a rifle. The robbers demanded money from the cash register, which the owner handed over.
The Armed Citizen® March 16, 2014
Shortly before midnight, three men entered Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall brandishing weapons and attempted to rob the polka bar. The owner of the business, Andy Kochanski, pulled out his own firearm and fired on the suspects, killing one.