Monday, December 29, 2008

NC Home Owner Surprises Would-Be Thieves: "The Harnett County Sheriff's Office is looking for suspects chased off by a homeowner during an attempted break-in south of Dunn. According to Sheriff Rollins, the incident occurred during the day just south of Dunn at a home on Bud Hawkins Road. Sheriff Rollins did not identify the home's owner. "The fella was at home, actually, upstairs, and he heard somebody who kept ringing the doorbell," Sheriff Rollins said. "Before he could get downstairs, somebody tried to kick his door in ... "Of course, by then he had his shotgun," Sheriff Rollins said. Sheriff Rollins said the suspects fled the scene in a Carolina blue 2000 to 2004 four-door compact car, according to the homeowner. The suspects were described as two black males in their late 20s. One of the suspects is further described as approximately 6-foot-2 inches tall, of medium build with his hair done in corn rows.

NJ man shot with own gun during home invasion: "A home invasion suspect was shot with his own gun early Monday in the township's Newtonville section, and police were searching for his alleged accomplice, authorities said. The incident began shortly before 12:51 a.m. Monday when Lemuel Harris, 29, and another man broke into a home in the 300 block of 8th Street through a rear door, said Lt. Gerald Lewis, a state police spokesman. It did not appear the home invasion was a random incident, he said. Harris reportedly was armed with a handgun. It was unclear if the second man, who had not been identified late Monday, also was armed, Lewis said. After the men forced their way into the residence, a struggle ensued between Harris and the homeowner, police said. The second suspect fled on foot, according to reports. As Harris and the homeowner struggled for the gun, it discharged, and Harris was struck in the hand, according to Lewis. He suffered a superficial wound to one of his fingers. The homeowner reportedly subdued Harris until police arrived. Neither the homeowner nor the other occupants in the house were injured, Lewis said, declining to elaborate on why Harris and the other man allegedly broke into the home. The handgun was recovered at the scene. Harris was taken to William B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton. After he was treated, he was taken to the state police barracks in Buena Vista and charged with burglary, robbery, aggravated assault and weapons offenses. Harris was held in Atlantic County Jail on $100,000 bail."

CA: Gunman beaten with own shotgun: "An armed man who entered a Piner Road apartment, apparently with the idea of robbing residents, was overpowered by the residents and knocked out with his own gun, Santa Rosa police reported Tuesday. The man now is being treated at a local hospital, in stable but critical condition, said Sgt. Lisa Banayat. He went to the residence at about 10:15 p.m. Monday and knocked on the door. When a resident opened the door, he entered with a shotgun and pointed it at the two 18-year-old residents, demanding money and marijuana, according to the police report. The two residents grabbed the barrel of the shotgun and wrestled it from him, Banayat said. And in the confrontation, the man was struck on the head with the butt of the shotgun. The residents called police, reporting a would-be robbed was unconscious on their kitchen floor, Banayat said. No one has been arrested."

Mexico: Store owner kills kidnapper : "A Store Owner (dressed in brown) is attacked by 4 Kidnappers. While 3 of them move the store owner's car he enters his store, gets a gun from one of his workers and shoots one of the kidnappers in the face (dressed in a white shirt). The other 3 delinquents flee in the stolen car. Everything is recorded by the store's CCC. The police decided not to press charges against the store owner." [Summary of video]

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