A man in Lookeba, Okla., defended himself and his property from two armed burglars on March 22, 2021.
The incident started when the man noticed two strange men walking around the outside of his home. He called his brother-in-law who lived up the road, asking him to come help him since he was "fixing to get burglarized." The two intruders went to the back door of the home and then began kicking it in. When the would-be burglars made their way inside the residence, the homeowner fired at the two with a firearm.
The two robbers then fired back at the man and fled the residence. As the two made their getaway in a car, one of the homeowner's family members chased them. Eventually, they crashed into a tree and ran off on foot. They were spotted in a field and police captured both of them after an hours-long manhunt. Both of the armed burglars were found with meth and were convicted felons. (news9.com, Oklahoma City, Okla., 04/01/2021)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives January 1989
An 89-year-old Ft. Wayne, Ind. woman was talking on the phone when the line went dead. Later, she heard noises and thought someone was trying to break in. So she headed out the door to a neighbor’s house to call the police. But, as she opened the door, a man wearing a black hood pushed her back into the house.
Her 91-year-old husband heard the commotion and grabbed a shotgun. The hooded man told the husband to get back, but when the resident continued to advance, the hooded man fled. “The gun saved us,” the woman said. “Boy, did he run.” (The News Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind.)