Armed Citizen® Today
A Yakima, Wash., couple found an unwelcome surprise waiting for them at home when they got back in the evening of June 24, 2021.
When the couple and their six children got back home around 7:45 p.m., noting initially seemed out of place. That was, until the couple's daughter found a strange man inside her bedroom. The mother took the children and ran outside, while the father grabbed a handgun and confronted the unwelcome intruder. As the mother was on the phone, she could hear shouting inside followed by several shots.
The father shot the would-be burglar several times went he attempted to advance. The intruder was found dead from his wounds at the scene. As it turned out, the man was the family's neighbor, who was described by others as "odd." The father is not facing charges in the shooting, and it was determined that the neighbor made his way into the daughter's bedroom through the window. (yaktrinews.com, Yakima, Wash., 06/16/2021)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives - June 1987
A man armed with a toy gun and a can of Mace entered Mike Stratton's Eugene, Oreg., pharmacy and demanded narcotic pain killers. Telling the robber he had just been hired and pretending not to be familiar with the drugs, Stratton bided his time until he could get to his revolver, then ordered the intruder to lie on the floor while a clerk telephoned police. Police said Stratton handled the situation well. (The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oreg.)