The Armed Citizen® August 13, 2018

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posted on August 13, 2018
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A homeowner was painting in her basement when she heard the doorbell ring. Assuming it was a solicitor, she ignored it. She then observed a man approach the basement door and tell her he had just hitchhiked 30 miles and needed to come inside. The woman immediately ran upstairs, locking the basement door behind her, and told her daughter to retrieve a pistol. The trespasser tried to gain entry and the mother warned him that she was armed. Ignoring her repeated commands to leave the property, the man threw a brick through the glass door leading into their kitchen, and reached through the hole to unlock the door. The mother then fired at the intruder, hitting him in the neck. The intruder attempted to run off but collapsed in a neighbor’s yard, where police found him. The man had a knife and duct tape in his possession and it was discovered he was in contact with one of the daughters through an online gaming system. When the teenager attempted to cut off contact with the man, he traveled all the way from New Zealand to find her. He was charged with breaking and entering with a deadly weapon with the intent to commit a serious offense. The mother and teenage daughters were not charged. (The Goochland Gazette, Richmond, VA, 6/28/18) 

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
August 1984
Phillip Borelli, co-owner of a Hempstead, N.Y., auto dealership, noticed two men asking his brother Anthony, the other proprietor, about the price of a truck. Suddenly, one pulled an unidentified weapon and struck Anthony on the head, knocking him to the ground. Phillip pulled his licensed revolver and fired, sending the two attackers fleeing. (The Newsday, Long Island, NY)

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