A large Rottweiler broke loose from its chain on Friday, June 19, and attacked an 11-year-old girl, causing a neighbor to stop the attack with a firearm.
The girl had just exited a vehicle sitting in the driveway when the dog broke loose, ran across the driveway and began biting the girl's leg. The dog's owner tried to intervene, first attempting to pull it off the girl and then trying to "choke out" the animal. When neither action stopped the attack, the owner called out for a neighbor.
Armed with a .38-cal. handgun, the neighbor arrived after hearing the screams of the girl and owner. Both the owner and others at the scene yelled for the armed citizen to shoot the dog. He fired and killed the animal, stopping the attack.
The young girl suffered bite wounds on her lower right leg and was treated at the scene by ambulance personnel. The owner also suffered multiple injuries but declined treatment. The Guernsey County Dog Warden also determined the animal was current with its rabies vaccination. (The Daily Jeffersonian, Lore City, Ohio) From the Armed Citizen® Archives March 1982
A pair of thugs started beating Woodrow Wilson Glanton of Newark, N.J. They took his wallet, his money and his car keys. But the 69-year-old Glanton drew a .25-cal semi-automatic pistol and opened fire, hitting one of the criminals in the chest and killing him.
The other robber was wounded by an irate relative of the dead man when he reported the crime and the killing. (The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.)