The Armed Citizen® June 5, 2017

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posted on June 5, 2017
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A son saved his mother’s life after receiving a panicked phone call late one evening. In Sidney, Maine, a man knocked on an 84-year-old woman’s door, asking to use her phone. When she refused his request, the man started to bang on her front door. He climbed a snow bank and broke a bay window at the front of the house. It was then that the woman called her son, who grabbed his Ruger and drove over, unsure whether he would find his mother alive. Coming through the garage entrance, the armed citizen announced his presence, yelling, “I have a gun, get out of this house!” The intruder attacked the woman’s son, who shot the assailant in the chest and held him at gunpoint until the police arrived. The attacker was taken to the hospital and was to be arrested and charged after treatment. (Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME, 3/19/17)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
You never know when being friends with your neighbors might come in handy and that’s exactly what one lady found out when she was out of town and someone broke into her condo. Late one Saturday night, an elderly man heard the sound of breaking glass in his apartment complex and went to investigate. The man found a burglar breaking into one of the condos. When the burglar charged at the man, he fired one shot from his pistol and missed. Police nearby heard the gunshot and came to investigate. When they arrived, they found the neighbor holding the burglar at gunpoint. They immediately arrested the young thug on suspicion of committing burglary with assault or battery, and unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. (South Florida Sun Sentinel, Deerfield Beach, FL, 3/14/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
June 1982
A youthful hoodlum leaped over the counter of Alma Harris’ South San Diego, Calif., restaurant and attacked her. As he tried to strangle her with a telephone cord, she grabbed a revolver and shot him four times. The assailant fled, but only made it about a block before collapsing. (The Union, San Diego, CA)

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