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    Good: 60 year old defends home

    60-Year-Old Shoots Teen Robber - Nashville News Story - WSMV Nashville

    older gentleman in a not so great part of town does well and defends his home.


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    60-Year-Old Shoots Teen Robber - Nashville News Story - WSMV Nashville
    60-Year-Old Shoots Teen Robber
    1 Robber Rushed To Hospital; Another Arrested

    POSTED: 12:01 pm CDT August 30, 2009
    UPDATED: 12:48 pm CDT August 30, 2009

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Police said a 60-year-old man shot a teenager who tried to rob his home Saturday night.

    Metro Police said the break-in happened on Lindy Murff Court in South Nashville.

    The 60-year-old resident shot one of the two robbers in the chest. Later, the two robbers showed up at the Shell station on Haywood Lane in Antioch, asking for help, police said.

    The wounded man claimed he had been robbed and shot during the robbery.


    Paramedics rushed the wounded man to the hospital and he is expected to survive. The other man has been arrested. Police have not released their names.
    Ends with homeowner safe. That's the way it oughtta be.

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    "The wounded man claimed he had been robbed and shot during the robbery."

    Sure... the 60-year old, inside his own house, invites a stranger into his home, shoots and robs him... makes perfect sense to me.

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    Good for the home owner.
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    I love it when the "old" take the time to teach the "young"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    I love it when the "old" take the time to teach the "young"!

    Thanks Thumper, I needed a laugh!
    ...and I agree, by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    "The wounded man claimed he had been robbed and shot during the robbery."

    Sure... the 60-year old, inside his own house, invites a stranger into his home, shoots and robs him... makes perfect sense to me.
    I think the BG was trying to imply he had been shot in an unrelated incident.
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    Hey, 60 is looking younger all the time.

    Good outcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    Hey, 60 is looking younger all the time.

    Good outcome!
    At 58, I'll have to agree!
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    I was thinking "Good for the old guy!", then I remembered I'm 61; the kid did good...
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    The article keeps mentioning the "60" year old, ok, he's 60 we get it. They declined to give the real age of the "teenager". Assume he's between 13 &19 so just pick one, eh?

    Aside from that rant, good shoot, but he may want to invest in a larger caliber. I would assume he used a .25 acp to thwart the intruder, the kid survived his invasion and robbery attempt. Most of the peeps here would have dispatched the would-be to the next world with what most say they have. I got a .25, but my home and personal defense calibers are 9mm, .38 spl and the venerable .357 magnum.
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    I'm sixty six and strongly agree with his actions. By the way, 60 ain't old.
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    No one ever got to be old by not defending themselves or by being stupid.
    Watch em boys , them old guys will hurt ya !
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    The article keeps mentioning the "60" year old, ok, he's 60 we get it. They declined to give the real age of the "teenager". Assume he's between 13 &19 so just pick one, eh?

    Aside from that rant, good shoot, but he may want to invest in a larger caliber. I would assume he used a .25 acp to thwart the intruder, the kid survived his invasion and robbery attempt. Most of the peeps here would have dispatched the would-be to the next world with what most say they have. I got a .25, but my home and personal defense calibers are 9mm, .38 spl and the venerable .357 magnum.
    i agree, if he were shot in the chest he should have stayed put..
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