Armed Citizen® Today
A homeowner in Pelham, Ala., was met with a threat when he answered banging at his front door on the night of Feb. 15, 2022.
Earlier that night, a deranged and nude 29-year-old man allegedly stabbed someone down the block. After this, the man then began a spree up the street, banging on door and ringing doorbells, trying to find his next victim. Eventually, the nude bandit made his way to a home where his bangs were heard and answered.
Sometime after midnight, when the homeowner opened the door, he was quickly greeted with the sight of the naked, knife-wielding man, who tried to rush inside. A struggle between the intruder and homeowner ensued, during which the homeowner was able to get hold of a firearm and then shoot the armed bandit, mortally wounding him. Police said the deranged man lived at the home where he stabbed the first victim, who was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Given the circumstances of the incident, the shooting was ruled to be in self-defense, and the homeowner not charged. (wbrc.com, Birmingham, Ala., 02/15/2022)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives - June 9, 1987
An elderly Seat Pleasant, Md., man who was in poor health was working in his basement when he heard a burglar attempting to break into an upper window. The 76-year-old homeowner ordered the crowbar-wielding burglar to leave, but, when the intruder refused, the resident went for his gun. After the man again refused to leave, the homeowner fired and wounded the intruder, then held the man on a ladder until police arrived. Authorities said the elderly resident would not be charged. (The Journal, Prince George's County, Md.)