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The Armed Citizen® March 9, 2018

The Armed Citizen® March 9, 2018

Vigilance is important, even when you think you should be safe, according to a Louisiana homeowner who held a burglary suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The troublemaker was trying to break into a car that belongs to the homeowner’s daughter. After the alarm went off, the armed citizen approached and held him at gunpoint. The man said he was surprised that his property was targeted because lights were on and three cars were in the driveway. The incident proves that you have to be aware of things all the time, he said. (wbrz.com, Baton Rouge, LA, 12/7/17)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A prowler with a lengthy criminal history picked the wrong house when he broke through a sliding glass door of a home at 1:30 a.m., which turned out to be the residence of a federal agent. The 55-year-old female branch chief for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency in Miami opened fire, killing the trespasser. Under Florida’s self-defense law, it generally permits a person to use deadly force against an intruder. (Quad-City Times, Miami, FL, 2/12/18)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
March 1982
An armed robber pointed a pistol at Hamilton, Ohio, grocer William Hieb and demanded cash. As the criminal rifled his cash register, Hieb grabbed a .38 cal. revolver and opened fire; hitting him three times. The robber tried to flee in a waiting car, but died before he got far. (The Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH)

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