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BLUE MOUND, Texas -- Two suspects, one armed with a shotgun, kicked in the door of a Blue Mound home late Tuesday night and confronted a woman inside, according to police.
One of the suspects put the shotgun in Kellie Hoehn's face, but at the same time, her husband walked into the room.
"It's kind of hard to explain, a guy with a shotgun, it's like waking up to a horror movie, " said Keith Hoehn.
With the thought of their two children, who were also in the house, the Hoehns made the split -second decision to fight the men who had invaded their home.
"You're scared to death and your kids are in there and he's got a gun pointed at my wife. All we did was fight for our lives," said Keith Hoehn.
Kelly Hoehn picked up the first thing she could find, a candle encased in glass, and smacked one of the men in the face.
"I was fighting along with him, getting them off my husband," she said, "and I picked up what I thought could possibly knock him out."
Keith Hoehn was able to wrestle the shotgun away and shot both men.
One of the suspects ran out of the house, collapsed in the street and died.
The other ran away but had stopped to treat his wounds. Police located him not far from the Hoehns' home on Globe Street. He is hospitalized and will be charged with aggravated robbery.
Investigators said it appears that the Hoehn's home was chosen randomly.
The two men were likely involved in another home invasion an hour earlier in Fort Worth, according to police.
The Hoehns' children were not injured in the attempted robbery.
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Heh, so those things are good for something?
Rock on! Don't mess with Mama bear with her kids in the house.
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Bravo for the home owners!
It seems to me that our bad guys were not truly committed to their act and were counting on the shot gun to intimidate their victims into submission. Our home owners have given us a perfect example of what can happen if you display a weapon you are not ready to use.
These bad guys should have listened to the Brady Bunch. Then they would have known taking a firearm into that home it was going to get taken away and used against them!
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Sounds like the robbers would have been better off with an unloaded gun, then they would have only had their
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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Got what they deserved. Well one of them at least.
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The couple are two of the luckiest people in the world right now.
That is a rare win from a position of disadvantage.
Bet they arm their home now.
Being able to disarm that thug and turn the shotgun on him was really fortunate.
A cop friend of mine told me once about a time he had to disarm a guy holding a rifle. I got a new respect for what he does to earn his bread.
An other reason to carry at home, if you got 'em keep 'em in service!
I wait to see if the other home invader ends up getting charged with murder or a similar charge because one of the burglars died in the commision of a crime. It is Texas, ya know.
Don't mess with Texans.
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+1 for the homeowners, when you see you're going to die you've got to do something besides cower on the ground and wait for the inevitable.
The first time you aren't armed and prepared may be the last time you wished you were.
Congrats to this quick thinking couple.
If one dirtbag died because of this home invasion, wouldn't the other dirtbag be charged with a murder?
I hope so...
Stay armed...even at home...stay safe!
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Guess Stupid didn't hurt the first pair too badly. They should charge this moron with conspiracy.In the first incident, the gun-wielding men entered the home on Calico Rock Drive through an open garage door and went to a bedroom where they confronted the 38-year-old homeowner and his wife, Henderson said.
They demanded valuables, Henderson said.
The homeowner, Henderson said, is a participant in the police department's Code Blue crime watch program, and the gunmen took his police radio