Never Take an Iron to a Gun Fight

Never Take an Iron to a Gun Fight

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    Never Take an Iron to a Gun Fight

    April 22, 2010

    Man shoots burglar

    Thonotosassa, Florida – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion and a burglary attempt at a Hazen Avenue home in Thonotosassa.

    Investigators say a man was sleeping in a back bedroom when he heard two suspects in a different bedroom. He armed himself with a semi-automatic weapon and confronted the suspects. He says a physical confrontation started when one of the suspects waved a clothes iron at him. The man felt threatened and shot that suspect several times. The other suspect took off and is still on the loose.
    Deputies have not released the name of the injured suspect. But they do say he has a warrant out for his arrest. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

    Sgt. Scott Bell of the Hillborough County Sheriff’s office, says they are still investigating the incident. But it’s unlikely that the man living in the home will face any charges. “You have every right to protect yourself and your property on your own property. If somebody comes at you with a threat on your property you have every right to defend yourself.”
    No word yet on what the suspects were trying to steal.

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    Waving an iron at someone with a gun.
    Not smart.
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    maybe he was an avid reader of westerns and read about men pulling their irons out when things got heated.and don't even ask if i could make a holster for one
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    Maybe it was one of those teflon coated assault irons. I wonder what caliber it was?
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    Perhaps he just thought, I'll deflenct the shot with this iron. It works on my play station!

    Too bad the second BG got away without any new wrinkles!

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    Sounds like they got their differences........all ironed out.

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    A surprise maid service tidying up the laundry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Waving an iron at someone with a gun.
    Not smart.
    Perhaps he thought the guy looked wrinkled.
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    Is it my imagination or does florida have more "loons" per square foot than most other areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David in MI View Post
    Sounds like they got their differences........all ironed out.
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    I'm just glad it turned out the way it did.

    Another homeowner safe, another scumbag in the hospital and one on the lam.
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    He must have thought it was a shootin' iron...
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    It cannot, however, be put back from where it came." --Quicksabre

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21bubba View Post
    Is it my imagination or does florida have more "loons" per square foot than most other areas?
    It's your imagination. Michigan has that dubious honor.
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    It cannot, however, be put back from where it came." --Quicksabre

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    Was the iron at least hot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nutz4utwo View Post
    Was the iron at least hot?
    Sounds like one of those with the deadly 'steamer' option.

    I do love the police spoksperson giving to castle law lesson at the end of the article.
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