Woman Shoots Burglar Who Attacked Her

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    Woman Shoots Burglar Who Attacked Her

    Woman shoots burglar after in-home attack
    AP ^ | 2.16.05

    Woman shoots burglar after in-home attack

    2/16/2005, 2:18 p.m. CT

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    CLINTON, La. (AP) — A Clinton area woman shot and killed a man who beat and stabbed her after breaking into her house early Wednesday, an East Feliciana Parish Sheriffs Office spokesman said.

    Det. Don McKey said Arthur Sanford, 44, of Clinton, died from a gunshot wound suffered during a struggle with the woman around 2:20 a.m.

    It happened on Plank Road, south of Clinton, McKey said.

    Sanford had apparently crawled into the home through a fireplace wood box that opens inside and outside the house, McKey said. The woman was treated at a hospital for her injuries and released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier762
    Woman shoots burglar after in-home attack.
    What can you say? Good for her!
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    Right on, I love these happy ending stories. Thanks for sharing ExSoldier.

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    Crawled into the home through a fireplace wood box.

    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier762
    Sanford had apparently crawled into the home through a fireplace wood box that opens inside and outside the house, McKey said.
    When we are securing our homes and businesses, we have to look for all possible entry points. I used to be a locksmith and found that most people will lock their doors and occasionally their windows, but don't consider other openings into the building, such as;
    Old/Current Freight elevators or doors
    Old coal chutes
    Cellar doors
    Attic windows
    Second story windows
    Doggy doors
    Garage to House doors
    Porch to House doors or windows
    The little window that nobody could fit through (BG's do!)
    Any door with a window in it or near it, is almost as bad as a key under the welcome mat.

    In this area, I see a lot of people who leave their big garage door open about about 12 inches for the dog or cat to get in at night. This also allows BG's to slide in, close the garage door and take their time choosing just the right tool (from your neatly organized tool rack) to either destroy the lock, spread the door frame or attack the door itself.

    As Betty found out, Bad Guys can be quite determined, so we should also have a good alarm system and use secondary security measures such as a gun safe.

    I hope that I didn't hi-jack this thread, but we need to pay attention to how Bad Guys are getting in. Make it too much work or risk to enter our homes and the BG's will usually look for an easier target.

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    Awe man, I was just about to post this.

    Glad she made it through okay. Chalk another one up for the good guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by APachon
    Right on, I love these happy ending stories.
    Yup, I like to hear these kinds of stories, too. They always seem to get less press than when the situation goes the other way....
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    Chaulk one up for the gene pool.

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