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Sun Sep 2, 2012, 06:20 PM

Homeowner shoots burglar

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/marion_county/homeowner-shoots-burglar

The homeowner, Wallace Turner, told police he, his wife and 5-year-old daughter were sleeping around 1:45 a.m., when the intruder kicked in the back door.

Turner said he grabbed his handgun and ran down the hall to confront the burglar who was standing in his living room.

Turner said, "He wasn't getting past me. My wife and daughter were behind me."

Turner told 24-Hour News 8 the burglar repeatedly said "sorry" as they waited for police. Wallace said his only response was "don't move."

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Nice to see another firearm used properly, threat stopped family safe and sound.

What could he have done differently?

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Reply Homeowner shoots burglar (Original post)
ileus Sep 2012 OP
darkangel218 Sep 2012 #1
Loudly Sep 2012 #2
gejohnston Sep 2012 #3
Loudly Sep 2012 #4
ProgressiveProfessor Sep 2012 #7
SheilaT Sep 2012 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2012 #6
SheilaT Sep 2012 #11
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2012 #14
gejohnston Sep 2012 #8
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2012 #10
rDigital Sep 2012 #12
safeinOhio Sep 2012 #9
MercutioATC Sep 2012 #13

Response to ileus (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 06:32 PM

1. Thats why is paramount we protect our 2nd amendment n/t

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Response to ileus (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 06:53 PM

2. Already posted at Free Republic.

 

Here I can at least give it the one point it deserves and not have to hear how the burglar should have been double tapped.

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Response to Loudly (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:01 PM

3. you know this how?

I figured they would still be raving how great the Clint and chair show was. Since I have better things to do than fumigate my computer's cashe, I wouldn't really know.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:07 PM

4. Eavesdrop to stay ahead of what's coming.

 

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Response to Loudly (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:29 PM

7. Shares? It that you again?

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Response to ileus (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:11 PM

5. What could he have done differently?

Installed a sturdier back door?

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:16 PM

6. re: "What could he have done differently?"

Installed a sturdier back door?


Making the home invader use a window instead. Thanks for playing, next.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 08:26 PM

11. Well secured windows?

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 09:27 PM

14. A well secured window has bars or...

...is bulletproof with a steel frame.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:31 PM

8. possibly

if he owns. I'm sure there are other blocking mechanisms as well. One question I would ask is "why that house" Random pick, or was the burglar have reason to think there was something worth stealing?
I'm a strong believer in low profile is the best security along with being a hard target.
the better the avoidance and deterrence measures, the less likelihood of having to make drastic measures.

What would you suggest for windows?

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:43 PM

10. re: "What would you suggest for windows?"

An alarm decal, bars, a deactivated claymore mine, an issue or two of Shotgun News and Soldier of Fortune on the windowsill...

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 09:13 PM

12. Leave out a plate full of milk and cookies. nt

 

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Response to ileus (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:42 PM

9. Google dump.

Shall I start with a google dump for "homeowner shoots wrong person"?

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Response to ileus (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 09:21 PM

13. Leave all of his valuables stacked on the porch by the back door.

 

Better leave the wife there, too.

And, in case it's a pedophile, the kid.


I can almost guarantee no break-in.


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