Armed Citizen® Today
A Patterson, Calif., woman defended her husband when an alleged intoxicated intruder tried to break in their home and attacked him on Sept. 24, 2022.
Around 10 p.m., a heavily intoxicated 22-year-old man walked up to the home and tried to force his way inside. The middle-aged couple who lived there were both home at the time and heard the commotion. The 45-year-old husband confronted the intruder and attempted to prevent him from entering the home through the front door. The two locked into a struggle, prompting the 50-year-old wife to run upstairs and retrieve a revolver, which she had just purchased the day prior.
Going back downstairs, and with both men still struggling, the wife fired on the intruder in defense of her embattled husband. Her fire struck the man and ended his assault. When police arrived, they found him dead from his wounds. The husband also suffered injuries from his fight with the intruder, but they were listed as only minor. (abc10.com, Sacramento, Calif., 04/24/2021)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives - June 16, 1987
When a man walked into the Indianapolis, Ind., drugstore owned by Joseph McSoley and demanded drugs without a prescription, the druggist refused. But when the stranger displayed a block-shaped object and said it was a bomb, McSoley drew his handgun from under the counter and held the "bomber" for 15 minutes while a fellow employee evacuated the store and phoned police. The alleged bomb turned out to be a piece of wood covered with duct tape. (The Times-Mail, Bedford, Ind.)