Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Mexico man, 85, Captures Burglar: "An 85-year-old man whose home was burglarized three times within a week decided to take matters into his own hands. Alton Tillman left his home at his regular time Tuesday, but doubled back and quietly went inside, finding emptied drawers, items in disarray -- and someone's feet sticking out from under a bed, police said. Tillman ordered him out, then called 911. When officers arrived, they found Tillman pointing a handgun at a 16-year-old boy standing against a wall, they said. Officers said they found several items belonging to Tillman in the boy's pockets and other items of the man's at the youth's home a block away. The teenager was charged with felony burglary and larceny."

Alabama man shot dead after kicking in door: "A 20-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday after he kicked down the front door of another man's home in Creola, authorities said. In Creola, the two men had been arguing over the phone before Justin Cox went to the home just off U.S. 43 and kicked the door off its hinges, said Cpl. Gary Davis of the Creola Police Department. Ronnie Freeman, who was at home with his wife and baby, shot Cox with a rifle, Davis said. So far, Freeman does not face any criminal charges, Davis said. Investigators believe Cox intended to hurt Freeman, Davis said. The case remains under investigation and will be presented to a Mobile County grand jury, Davis said. Cox had attended Satsuma High School but did not graduate, his mother said. He was working as a landscaper in Pensacola, she said."

Ohio nightclub owner scares off robbers: "The owner of an area nightclub was beaten and robbed early Monday morning on Columbus' north side. Witnesses said the victim, owner of the International Ballroom and Nightclub, was targeted outside of his Sinclair Road home at about 2:30 a.m., NBC 4's David Wayne reported. According to police, the incident was originally called in as a home invasion, but it turned out that someone was waiting outside the home of the victim. Police said that when the victim arrived home two people were waiting. As he got out of his car, he was allegedly assaulted as the suspects demanded money. "Two individuals were waiting in the shadows for him, as he exited his vehicle he was jumped and assaulted" Detective Art Hughes, of the Columbus Division of Police said. "A struggle ensued and the business owner was able to produce a weapon. There was a shot fired and, at this time, it appears nobody was hit." Police have not arrested any suspects involved in the case."

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