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Niles Michigan - The Niles StarGood for her.NILES - Three suspects received an April Fool's Day surprise as they attempted to break into a home on Range Line Road.
At approximately 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, a home owner called 911, saying the back door of her residence was kicked in, according to the Michigan State Police Niles Post.
Apparently a female suspect had knocked on the door and when no one answered, two male suspects allegedly attempted a home invasion.
Three suspects from Indiana were arrested and are suspected in several other home invasions in Southeast Berrien County.
The 36-year-old female homeowner had armed herself with a shotgun for protection, when she heard the suspects prepare to enter her residence.
"The tables were turned on these thieves when they were surprised by the armed homeowner," said Tpr. Mike McCarthy of the Niles Post.
The north Berrien County 911 center broadcast the call and description of the suspects' vehicle, which was intercepted on Old 31 by deputies and troopers.
Stolen property was found in the vehicle which was linked to previous home invasions.
Arrested for felony home invasion were Daniel L. Sizemore, 28; Phillip J. Chappell, 29 and Andrea L. Bachleda, 27, all of South Bend, Ind.
They were lodged at the Niles City Jail and arraigned in the 5th District Court and their bond was set at $50,000.
The Berrien County Sheriff's Department assisted with the investigation. Other area home invasions are expected to be cleared with the arrests of these suspects.
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Great job. Looks like their career took a turn for the worse.
Good for her, I guess the Home invaders found out the a 12ga bore looks like a train tunnel when it is pointed at you.
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This is a good example of when and why a shot gun can be better for HD than a pistol.
The opportunity and _chances_ to stop and even hold multiples at once is greater. Also most people know what and how a shotgun works with it's spread and knockout power under CQB conditions. The psychological effect alone can be a man stopper...as opposed to lady standing there with a revolver/pistol aimed at one person as opposed to many/them all.
Outstanding! It would be awesome if they do end up closing a few other investigations after catching this crew.
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I don't think anyone wants to get shot, but just the same if I had a .12 gauge pointed at my chest you better believe I'd be compliant.
Sort of along the same line, I heard that in Iraq the locals are not really afraid of the ever present black rifles, and tend to stay and fight when confronted by them. However they are not real fond of shotguns and tend to beat feet when they encounter one. Not sure if it's true, but it kinda gives you a warm fuzzy if it is.
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Niles is not too far from me, there is a bad side of town so this doesn't surprise me. Good for the lady in defending herself though.
Good for her. Yes a shotgun has that affect on BGs. We used them when we boarded junks in Vietnam. Charlie know about their effect and respected them. But there was always that one that needed to be showing
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Special Note: Gotta' love a lady with a shottie...
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Did you also notice that the news (at least in this article) did NOT, for once, include the specific address of the home or the name of the homeowner? Hm. A news organization with common sense and a conscience. That's refreshing.
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