The Armed Citizen® August 31, 2014

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posted on August 31, 2014
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Skot Giles' fiancee heard a disturbance in the living room of their home. when she went to investigate, she was surprised to find an armed intruder wearing a hooded sweatshirt and face paint. Giles found himself at gunpoint after responding to his fiancee's scream. The intruder demanded Giles' wallet and to open a safe in their bedroom. When Giles' fiancee realized that their children had awakened due to the disturbance, she took action in an effort to protect them. She grabbed a walking stick and swung it at the intruder giving Giles enough time to grab his own firearm. Giles fired, causing the intruder to flee. Although the suspect left a trail of blood, he is reportedly still at large. Giles said, "I wanted to save my family. That's what's precious to me." (WTHR.com, Bloomington, Ind., 2/22/14)

A 34-year-old man was seen going to the sixth floor of the Grand Hyatt hotel around 1 p.m. breaking lights in the hallway and knocking on hotel room doors. One witness opened their door and the man said he was "looking for someone to kill." The occupant slammed the door prompting the man to go to another hotel room door. John Neal, 43, waited until he thought the man was gone before opening the door and calling security. The man, however, was not gone and charged at Neal. Neal drew his pistol and fired once. The assailant died at the scene. No other injuries were reported. (San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Texas, 7/15/14)

From The Armed Citizen® Archives October 1959: John Paul, who lives in a basement apartment below his St. Paul, Minn., furniture store, heard intruders' footsteps and got his cal. .38 revolver. In the dim glow of the street light, Paul saw two burglars and fired several shots at them. One dropped at the scene, critically wounded; the other smashed through the window but was later captured at his home. (The Minneapolis Star)

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