The Armed Citizen® October 2, 2017

posted on October 2, 2017

Early one Saturday morning, a homeowner and his wife received a shocking wake-up call. Two intruders entered their home just after 3 a.m. The woman and 14-month-old baby retreated to a back room as the man confronted both home invaders with a hammer. Struggling against them, the man ran outside to his car and managed to retrieve his firearm. He returned to the house and shot at both of them. “The only thing going through my mind is if they do something to me there’s nobody…to protect my wife and son,” he told a local media outlet. Both intruders were taken to the hospital after police arrived at the home. (, Columbia Township, OH, 7/22/17) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
One morning a homeowner went to check on her vacant rental property and was surprised to discover a man hiding in the basement behind a clothes dryer. Armed with a handgun, the homeowner held the intruder at gunpoint and learned there was a second intruder, who tried to flee while the homeowner called he police. He was later apprehended. Both trespassers were charged with second-degree burglary, attempted petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Additionally, the second burglar was charged with resisting arrest. (The Post-Journal, Lakewood, NY, 6/8/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
October 1958
A prowler who gained entrance to the second-floor porch of an East Side Cleveland home by using the roof of his car as a ladder, panicked when Phyllis Stewart, 14, saw him in her room and screamed. Her father, Donley Stewart, roused by the noise, grabbed his rifle and caught the fleeing intruder in the driveway. Stewart, 38, held the intruder at rifle point until the police arrived. (Cleveland News, Cleveland, OH)


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