Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Indiana: Man Holds Would-Be Robber At Gunpoint: "A Muncie man whose home was burglarized Monday held a would-be robber at gunpoint after waiting in the dark for two hours to see if the burglars would return, police said. Michael Angel returned home Monday evening to find his back door open and several items missing from his home, 6News' Jennifer Carmack reported. Angel said he wanted to see if the burglars would come back, so he sat in a back room in the dark with his gun. After two hours, Angel said he saw a pickup truck that matched his neighbors' pull up to the back of the house. "I heard the guy enter the house and he was shuffling through stuff in my room," he said. Angel said he walked down the hall with his rifle, cocked the gun and turned on the light. "I started screaming at him and he dove onto the ground," he said. "I didn't want to shoot anybody, but I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know if the guy had a gun or not." Angel said he called 911 and held the man -- later identified as Michael Boykin, 50 -- at gunpoint until police arrived. Boykin was arrested and preliminarily charged with burglary. Police said he has a lengthy criminal history, including a previous burglary conviction and several other theft arrests. Police are investigating if he may be connected to several other break-ins in the area."

Virginia: Robbery thwarted by pharmacist with gun: "The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who attempted to rob Harder’s Pharmacy in Bassett on Saturday morning. A white male, with his face partially covered, entered the store on Fairystone Park Highway at about 10 a.m. and demanded that the pharmacist give him all the OxyContin and pain pills in the store, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The pharmacist pulled a handgun and the would-be robber ran out of the store and got into the passenger seat of a vehicle parked across the street, authorities said."

North Carolina: Would-be Burglar Killed: "Police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon in northwest Charlotte. Reports suggest a man came home to find Timothy Michael Quinn inside his house. Police say Quinn broke into the home through a side door. The homeowner confronted Quinn, telling him to get on the floor. He told police Quinn came towards him instead. That's when the homeowner shot Quinn at least one time with a handgun. Police say the homeowner called 911 and voluntarily accompanied CMPD officers to Police Headquarters for an interview. So far, no charges have been filed."

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