December 19th, 2007 06:09 PM
Just a coincidence? NAH
Not long after Niceville resident Harold Crown fired a handgun at three would-be burglars, a teenager turned up at Twin Cities Hospital with a bullet wound to his torso.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office thinks not.
Crown, 64, told authorities someone knocked on his door at about 10 p.m., Tuesday and when he opened it two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and ski masks “rushed in and knocked him down,” a Sheriff’s Office news release said.
The 23rd Street resident said a third man followed the first two into the house and began beating and kicking him.
“Crown grabbed a .45 caliber handgun from a shelf of a bookcase and a struggle ensued over the gun,” the news release said.
The homeowner told deputies he fired once and didn’t hit anything. He fired a second time, the release said, “but wasn’t sure if anyone was struck.”
Crown’s assailants fled the scene after the second shot was fired. He went to a neighbor’s house and called 911, the release said.
“A short time” after the incident a 19-year-old arrived at Niceville’s Twin Cities Hospital wounded from a gunshot to the torso, the release said. He was treated and transferred to West Florida Hospital.
The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the aborted robbery, the release said. Spokeswoman Michele Nicholson said charges could be filed against the unidentified teen when he is released from the hospital.
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December 19th, 2007 06:39 PM
Sounds like the second shot hit the target and maybe saved his life.
December 19th, 2007 09:12 PM
Another robbery gone good!! Hope the victim recovers quickly from the trauma inflicted by the criminals!!
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December 19th, 2007 09:26 PM
This just in...
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December 19th, 2007 10:42 PM
Not sure why he would open the door when there is two guys in ski mask on the other side... but at least it turned out alright.
December 20th, 2007 02:26 AM
Gee... I wonder if Young BG will learn anything? I know, probably not!
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December 20th, 2007 05:51 PM
Bragging rights for the dirt bag in the joint.
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December 20th, 2007 09:24 PM
A leaky criminal, how quaint.
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