The Armed Citizen® July 7, 2023

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posted on July 7, 2023
The Armed Citizen

Armed Citizen® Today

An armed citizen drove off several would-be car thieves in Shelby County, Tenn., one of which fired at him when he walked out to his driveway. Late in the evening on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2023, the man received a call from one of his neighbors, who told him that several individuals were milling around his vehicles. The man went out to his driveway to investigate.

Once the suspected car thieves saw the vehicle owner emerge from his house, two of them took off running, and one of the two fleeing men, armed with a pistol, turned back toward the vehicle owner and opened fire. The owner was also armed, and he fired, which spurred the suspects to flee.

The armed citizen was wounded in the ankle during the encounter and is recovering. One of the suspected thieves was later arrested after wandering the neighborhood, knocking on doors and yelling into his phone, "Y'all left me, come pick me up!" (WREG; Memphis, Tenn.; 2/10/23)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives – August 1984

Phillip Borelli, co-owner of a Hempstead, N.Y., auto dealership, noticed two men asking his brother Anthony, the other proprietor, about the price of a truck. Suddenly, one pulled an unidentified weapon and struck Anthony on the head, knocking him to the ground. Borelli pulled his licensed revolver and fired, sending the two attackers fleeing. (The Newsday; Long Island, NY)

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