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    Burglar brought knife to a gunfight and won

    Watauga homeowner stabbed, shot with own gun during robbery | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas News on Yahoo! | The Dallas Morning News

    Watauga homeowner stabbed, shot with own gun during robbery

    09:46 AM CDT on Wednesday, October 29, 2008

    By BRENDA GONZALEZ / The Dallas Morning News

    A Watauga homeowner was stabbed several times and shot once with his own gun during a robbery early this morning, police said.
    6000 block of Sundown Drive in Watauga

    The incident occurred in the 6000 block of Sundown Drive in Watauga about 10 miles northeast of Fort Worth.

    According to Watauga police, a man heard someone trying to break into a trailer parked in his driveway around 3:30 a.m.

    Armed with a shotgun, the man confronted the intruder who stabbed him several times. The gun went off during the scuffle, and the homeowner was shot in the arm.

    A neighbor who came to the help the homeowner was also stabbed multiple times, police said.

    The homeowner, who police did not identify, was taken to Harris Methodist Medical Center in critical condition. Police said the neighbor drove himself to the hospital.

    Police have no suspects or a detailed description of the intruder.

    WFAA-TV contributed to this report.
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    How about:

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    Stay armed...handguns are harder for BGs to grab...stay safe!
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    If your not prepared to shoot somebody stay in the house and call the cops,too many idiots think that brandishing a gun at a BG will make them give up and most BG's can tell if you will shoot or not by your demeanor and how you handle a gun,homeowner let him get to close if he was able to stab him before the guy shot
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    Don't pull a gun if you aren't prepared to use it. That is all I have to say on this...

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    Too many people keep a gun for "protection" without the ability to use it, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    If your not prepared to shoot somebody stay in the house and call the cops,too many idiots think that brandishing a gun at a BG will make them give up and most BG's can tell if you will shoot or not by your demeanor and how you handle a gun,homeowner let him get to close if he was able to stab him before the guy shot
    Bingo.

    Stabbed multiple times and then to suffer the indignation above pain to be disarmed whilst being stabbed only to have your own weapon used against you to as cumulative result wind up on deaths bed.

    Don't step off the porch if you are not prepared and willing go further than the bully who has called you out to play.
    Near loss of his life over insured and easily replaceable trinkets in a trailer.

    Arm yourself, dial 911, observe...and do not engage unless absolute necessary. And even then do so from cover and distance, not at contact distance.

    And once you commit yourself you are committed.
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    The guy in Palestine last year or early this year had it right. Any movement in your direction when you are carrying is agressive and indicates the willingness of the agressor to challenge your ability to use the weapon. That is the time to take decisive action.

    Also in Texas you don't have to come off the porch. Malicious mischief on your property after dark warrants the use of deadly force.
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    Contrary to very popular belief, people with knives can and do win fights with gun bearers and pistol shooters can and do defeat rifle shooters in fights. It may be an underdog power issue, but it happens. Don't underestimate your opponent just because he isn't as well armed.
    Considering yourself to be defenseless is the first administrative step to becoming a victim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy View Post
    Contrary to very popular belief, people with knives can and do win fights with gun bearers and pistol shooters can and do defeat rifle shooters in fights. It may be an underdog power issue, but it happens. Don't underestimate your opponent just because he isn't as well armed.
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    Very well said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy View Post
    Don't underestimate your opponent just because he isn't as well armed.
    This sentence should be a staple of firearms training.
    "Without fear there can be no Courage!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    +1

    Very well said.
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    brings new meaning to being disarmed by a badguy
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    Update: Texas Man Loses Arm After Fight With Robber

    As reported via WJZ.com:

    Oct 30, 2008 10:27 am US/Eastern
    Texas Man Loses Arm After Fight With Robber
    WATAGUA, Texas (CBS) ― Doctors had to amputate the arm of a Watauga, Texas homeowner Wednesday morning after he was injured in a fight with a crook. The man interrupted a robbery attempt in front of his house and ended up getting stabbed and then shot with his own gun, reports CBS station KTVT-TV in Dallas.


    This image (from in 'Street View' in Google Maps) shows the portable trailer parked outside the home where the incident took place.

    Debris – including the homeowner's shotgun – from the scuffle was scattered in the yards of several homes as police continued their investigation nearly seven hours after the man first interrupted the robbery, authorities said.

    According to reports, the homeowner heard some noise near his portable trailer parked outside his house in the 6000 block of Sundown Drive and went outside. His wife called 911 and woke a friend who had stayed the night at the house.

    The robber, who was armed with a knife, struggled with the homeowner and his guest in the driveway. During the scuffle the homeowner dropped his gun and as the men clamored for the weapon, it went off and hit the homeowner in the arm. The house guest was also stabbed during the altercation.

    Officials later said doctors amputated the man's arm because his injuries were so severe. The injury is a detrimental loss for the victim, who works as a mechanic for American Airlines and was also a part-time contractor.

    One neighbor heard the gunshot, but dismissed the noise because he did not suspect it would have been a gunshot in his neighborhood.

    Police continue their search for the alleged thief/attacker. "Since daylight we found a few additional items that came out of the trailer," explained Watauga Police Det. Jason Babcock. "Apparently whoever broke in to this trailer took some items and stashed them along the way in between houses."

    Residents in the neighborhood say they will now be more diligent about their personal safety, including Nancy Bennett, who usually works nights and comes home in the early morning hours. She thinks the man could have been searching for an easy target.

    Police believe there may have been more than one suspect. There were security cameras set up on the garage but they weren't working.
    Authorities urge residents to call police instead of confronting anyone at any time of the day.

    The story can be found at; wjz.com - Texas Man Has Arm Amputated After Scuffle With Robber

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