Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wisconsin 'Nam Vet Holds Thief at Gunpoint

George of Kenosha, Wisconsin, isn’t the type of guy you want to tangle with. His home may not be extravagant, but it’s all his. “This is my turf,” he told reporters, “from here up to the sky.” One would-be robber learned that lesson too late when he came face-to-face with George and his Smith & Wesson M&P pistol.

According to reports, 18-year-old Lorenzo Jones used a brick to break into his home. George, who asked that his last name be withheld, was asleep upstairs when he heard a noise. “I heard that,” George recalled. “I knew there was somebody in the house."

George grabbed his .22-caliber pistol, which he kept loaded and on his nightstand, and went to confront the intruder. He told the robber, “I got a weapon. It’s loaded. I’m prepared to shoot, come out.” He then ordered Jones to put his hands on his knees – that’s kind of an odd thing for a gun owner to demand, but when a gun-wielding gun owner catches you in the middle of a robbery you don’t have much choice. Jones complied, and from there it was a waiting game until the police showed up.

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