The Armed Citizen® March 21, 2012

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posted on March 21, 2012
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A would-be burglar was arrested after a homeowner called 9-1-1 while detaining the criminal at gunpoint. The intruder, 22-year-old Jacob Pino, entered the home wearing several layers of clothing, gloves, a black nylon mask and shoes covered with plastic bags to avoid leaving identifiable prints. A backpack containing a 22-cal. handgun and a money clip belonging to the homeowner was also recovered at the scene. (The Pueblo Chieftain, Pueblo, CO, 12/14/11)

The Armed Citizen Extra

(The following account did not appear in the print version of American Rifleman.)

At home with her 10-year-old son and two dogs, a Houston homeowner was going through her morning routine when suddenly two intruders broke in. Immediately, she told her son to hide in a closet with a phone, and told him to call 9-1-1. The woman grabbed a .22 rifle and confronted the two men who were carrying large household items out her front door. She fired a shot, causing the men to flee. Authorities were in pursuit of the suspects when this went to press. (myfoxhouston.com, Houston, TX, 02/09/12)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

March 1975: When Cecil and Edna Doggett, aged 67 and 66, opened the door of their Oakland, Calif., home to what they thought were Halloween trick or treaters, four young men rushed in and began attacking them with billy clubs. During the struggle, one of the intruders dropped a .22 revolver, giving Doggett time to get his own .357 Magnum revolver from a living room drawer. The youths fled as Doggett fired twice. Two suspects, each wounded in the left leg, were taken into custody by police. (The Oakland Tribune, Oakland, Calif.)

 

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