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Old 11-27-2003, 01:58 PM   #1
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Default Stupid criminal.... well... he's dead now.

An intruder, 26, broke into the home through a basement window and tore down a curtain to tie over his face as a mask. The woman encountered him in the basement and he forced her up the stairs to confront her husband.

Police said the husband, 73, was watching the movie on TV when the stranger approached, demanding money and holding 4-inch shears to the throat of the woman, also 73.

The homeowner told the intruder he had to get his wallet from the bedroom, but he got a handgun instead. When he emerged, she pulled away and he opened fire.

The robber grabbed the wife again and pulled her through the front door with him, but then let her go and ran. He collapsed across the street, where he was pronounced dead.

The woman was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released.

The dead robber was identified through fingerprints, but his name was withheld pending notification of relatives.

Privately, police officers praised the outcome, saying that burglars should take a lesson from it.

County detectives said they believed the dead burglar might be responsible for other home invasions and burglaries.

Earl Garvin, a neighbor, said he had known the homeowner for 30 years. "He's such a nice man. He's a very fine guy."
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Old 11-28-2003, 08:10 PM   #2
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Well, I wouldn't condone the actions of the homeowner, but he and his wife are likely going to be just fine.
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Old 11-28-2003, 10:44 PM   #3
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I know this isn't PC but good riddins and I'd like to buy the old man a round. Well done good sir protecting your home and your wife of so many years, I'm assuming, at the age of 73.

If it was me in the same situation I'd have done the same thing but probably a little more violent. Then again I'm 25 so I might be a little more sadistic than a 73 year old man.
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Old 11-29-2003, 01:43 PM   #4
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Saved the County some money.
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