For some reason this hasn't hit the news here yet, probably due to it happening on a Sunday and our local news being pretty pathetic plus everyone is in a daze because hometown country music heroes Lady Antebellum played our dippy amphitheater in the rain Saturday, heh. This happened to some friends of mine in Columbia County, Georgia.
An 11 year old boy dressed in his Sunday best knocked on the door around 2pm and when she answered the door, she was rushed from the sides by 3 others, aged 15, 17 and 18 armed with 2 guns, rope and a knife. She is a crack shot and owns quite a few guns, but like most people, assumed there was no threat from a little kid at the door. Fortunately, she got out a scream and her boyfriend came down the stairs armed and they heard him racking the slide on his AK-47 and they took off into the woods behind the house. He never had the chance to shoot and they never got the chance to hurt her. They immediately called the cops and neighbors. One neighbor was pulling her kids from the yard as they hopped the fence, thereby giving them a direction to go by. All four were caught by the Columbia County Sheriff's office. From what they know at the moment, the 18 year old has been bailed out of jail on 3 prior occasions. He is attempting to get bonded out at the moment.
My buddy put his humorous spin on it...."Yeah, they were armed with guns, rope and a knife. I don't think they were here to play Clue. Thank God.....and a well placed AK."
This was in a standard middle class "nice neighborhood". The world continues to decline and fall apart around us.
EDIT: Finally hit the news, apparently 5 total involved and 2 17 year olds instead of an 18 year old.