The Armed Citizen® Oct. 19, 2015

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posted on October 19, 2015
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Breaking up before the big dance carried a steep price for several people. Two Wisconsin teens had a lovers’ spat before the prom, after the girl’s parents asked the boy to partially reimburse them since he backed out of the date. The Madison boy stewed about the request and became enraged. He returned to his girlfriend’s house in the wee hours of the morning and tried to break in. The girl’s father caught the boy and called him to task, prompting the boy to draw a knife and stab the man seven times. While the two males were grappling, the girl’s mother came out and fired a handgun into the air. The gunfire distracted the youth, and the man wrestled the teen to the ground. The boyfriend faces multiple charges, including attempted homicide. The girl’s father was airlifted to a hospital to have his wounds treated. (Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, 5/8/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A 63-year-old concealed carrier thwarted a crime when an armed thief tried to rob his Warren, Mich., bank while he was inside. Investigators say the man was alone in the branch with three bank employees when the gunman burst into the building and announced a robbery. After the money had been loaded into bags and the criminal was preparing to leave, he pointed the gun at the bystanders one last time, at which point the armed citizen drew his firearm and fired three times. Struck all three times, the suspect then fled the bank but collapsed on the sidewalk, sending the pilfered money flying into the street. The bank robber was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his serious but not life-threatening wounds. The concealed carrier is not expected to face charges for the defensive use of his firearm. (The Macomb Daily, Clinton Township, MI, 9/22/15)

From The Armed Citizen® Archives
March 1988
The first time Jose Barrios was held up, the Miami, Fla., resident lost his left eye to an assailant’s bullet. But the second time, when a pair of armed robbers tried to stick up his market, Barrios was ready with his own revolver. When one of the criminals demanded cash at gunpoint, Barrios drew and fired, wounding the man and causing them both to flee. Two suspects were eventually arrested on armed robbery and related charges. (The Herald, Miami, FL)

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