Friday, July 13, 2007

Ohio owner foils clothing store robbery: "Two women and a girl from Dayton, Ohio were arrested Wednesday after they allegedly stole clothing from a store and tried to run over the owner with a car, according to Springfield Township police. Toya Heard, 20, Raytona Glenn, 22, and a 14-year-old girl were charged with aggravated robbery. Around 5:10 p.m., officers arrived at Casablanca, a clothing store in the 11000 block of Hamilton Avenue, and were told two females ran from the store with a large amount of clothing. away and the three females were arrested nearby. When the owner saw them climb into a getaway car, he told them to stop but the driver tried to run him over and struck him in the leg, police said. The owner then fired one shot from a handgun and hit the car’s front right tire. The car was found a short distance away and the three females were arrested nearby."

Texas homeowner shoots robber: "A homeowner who caught a man in his yard with an armful of tools shot and seriously wounded him Wednesday night when the man would not stop walking toward the resident, Irving police said. The unidentified man is an 18-year-old Irving resident, police said. He was shot in the torso and was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He is expected to survive, but his condition was unavailable Thursday morning, police said. The shooting happened about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Tucker Street. The 34-year-old homeowner told police that he heard noises in his backyard, and believing someone was stealing his property he grabbed his shotgun. Once outside, the homeowner found a man walking out of his backyard with an armful of tools, police said. The resident ordered the suspect to lay on the ground, police said. The suspect put the tools down and began to walk toward the homeowner, police said. After the homeowner repeatedly warned him to stop and get down, the suspect was shot, police said. The resident was not arrested, police said."

North Caronlina homeowner shoots alleged armed intruder: "An alleged intruder is listed in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center after police say a homeowner shot him. Police from the North Tryon Division responded to a call around 8:45 Tuesday night at a home in the 5800 block of Eastbrook Road in east Charlotte. The homeowner told investigators an armed man, who he did not know, walked into his home. He also said he and other residents of the house fought with the man and during the struggle the alleged intruder was shot. Police have not released his identity, pending notification of his family. The case now goes to the district attorney’s office which will determine whether the homeowner was justified in shooting the man."

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