Monday, February 14, 2005

Illinois: Homeowner kills one intruder, injures another: "A would-be burglar is dead and another is hospitalized tonight after the homeowner fought back. It happened Friday night around 10:30 during an attempted home invasion in Genoa on the 700 block of John Court. Genoa police say two men forced their way into the home and pulled a gun on the homeowner. The homeowner wrestled the gun away from the burglars and shot both men. One suspect died at the scene. The other was found at a nearby McDonald's with a gunshot wound to the suspect. Police say the homeowner won't likely face charges for the shooting."

Michigan: Elderly homeowner had enough of robber: "The robber showed up at the victims' house about 7 p.m. Friday asking to use their phone, said Sheriff's Detective Lt. Mark McClellan. The victims, who are in their 60s, allowed the man to use their cordless phone outside. The culprit then asked to use the couple's bathroom, McClellan said. While in the bathroom, deputies said, the man took the couple's prescription medication out of a medicine cabinet. The same man returned to the victims' home on West Rock about 12:40 p.m. Saturday, again asking to use the phone, McClellan said. When the couple refused, the robber shoved them back into the house and went in. While the intruder searched the victims' bathroom and bedroom, the male resident got his pistol and ordered the man to leave, the lieutenant said. A scuffle ensued and the robber ran off, but not before the homeowner fired a shot at him."

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