Woman, 72 shot by intruder, husband 74 returns fire...

Woman, 72 shot by intruder, husband 74 returns fire...

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    Woman, 72 shot by intruder, husband 74 returns fire...

    She was hit in the thigh, a serious injury... BG got away...

    Older people need to fortify their homes... If you have older neighbors, help them if you can.

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    Rats!
    It could be worse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by From the article
    They said the woman was awakened by a strange noise in her house. When she got out bed to check, she saw a tall, slender man in the hallway. She asked him what he was doing in the house, at which time she called for her husband, according to police.

    The man then said to the woman, "Shut the (expletive) up," according to police

    "He pointed the gun at me and told me to shut my mouth, only in not such good words," said the woman, who didn't want to be identified. "He seemed to turn, I guess looking to see if anybody was coming. And I had a gun in my night table next to the bed."

    The woman said she got her gun from the dresser drawer, and that's when the intruder shot her in the left thigh.

    Lessons to be learned from everyone:

    • Hardened entry points are good. At minimum, they buy time. With alarms/dogs, too, they can buy early-warning in addition to time.
    • Going to investigate suspicious noises/activity without being armed can be foolish in the extreme, even within one's own home (as this resident found out).


    Be safe out there.
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    She was armed.

    The woman said she got her gun from the dresser drawer, and that's when the intruder shot her in the left thigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cokeman View Post
    She was armed.
    ... in her nightstand. And she was heading into the house to check on what the disturbance was, with the gun left in her nightstand.

    Of course, we don't know the distances/times involved. The point was, though, going to investigate unarmed can be dangerous.
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    1 dont go looking for noises in your home unarmed and not ready.
    2 Dont waste time asking stupid questions of an armed stranger in your home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cokeman View Post
    She was armed.
    You really should read the whole article:
    The man then said to the woman, "Shut the (expletive) up," according to police

    "He pointed the gun at me and told me to shut my mouth, only in not such good words," said the woman, who didn't want to be identified. "He seemed to turn, I guess looking to see if anybody was coming. And I had a gun in my night table next to the bed."

    The woman said she got her gun from the dresser drawer, and that's when the intruder shot her in the left thigh.
    If you need help with this, she confronted the man that told her to shut up and pointed a gun at her.

    She then retrieved her gun from the dresser drawer, as which point she was shot.

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    too bad she didn't take advantage of the protections afforded by Fl's statutes and plug him as soon as she identified him as not belonging in her home.

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    What? A homeowner matched force with force and the intruder fled? Unheard of! J/k

    Serious note, she shouldn't have gone looking for the noise without being armed. Also standard locks that come on windows are horrible, just 2 little tiny screws hold it on. Better locks on windows that can be accessed easy could have bought her more time and all.

    Just glad she is OK and her husband didn't stop to ask the questions she did.



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    Quote Originally Posted by XD40SCiinNC View Post
    You really should read the whole article:

    If you need help with this, she confronted the man that told her to shut up and pointed a gun at her.

    She then retrieved her gun from the dresser drawer, as which point she was shot.
    I did read the whole article. She had a gun when she was shot. I call that armed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cokeman View Post
    I did read the whole article. She had a gun when she was shot. I call that armed.
    Yes, she was armed. AFTER going to investigate, after having been drawn on, after which she then went to retrieve the gun she'd left elsewhere. (If as reported, of course.) That was the point, irrespective of whether she ultimately got to her weapon. When she was confronted, she found herself in a bad, bad situation. A bit late to be wishing for more circumspection, at that point. Which was the point of pointing that out.
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    Yep. If she had her gun in the first place, she probably would have been shot at the first confrontation just like she was at the second one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    without being armed within one's own home
    I don't even go to the 'little library' without at least the 7 rd Shield, I might run into a spider and need it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cokeman View Post
    Yep. If she had her gun in the first place, she probably would have been shot at the first confrontation just like she was at the second one.
    Okay. You win. My crystal ball's damaged; couldn't say, myself.

    But the fact remains that an armed person completely aware of and prepared for what might well be occurring with those strange noises is, well, better capable of dealing with a situation than if wholly unarmed and unprepared (as seems to have been the case, here). The point was simple: going into such a situation unarmed was risky. If she's lucky, she now realizes that. And that's the basic lesson for folks to pay attention to. Circumspection matters, as does being armed. Can make the difference between life and death. That she just happened to meet an intruder who wasn't dedicated enough to see it through is just sheer dumb luck. Could easily have been otherwise.
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    I agree. It was a strange one.
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    "The way he came in and the way he was so brazen about it and didn't have his face covered, I feel he would have shot me either way," the woman said.
    I think she was spot on.
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