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Phoenix boy, 14, shoots armed intruder while watching three younger siblings

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/23/phoenix-boy-14-shoots-armed-intruder-while-watching-three-younger-siblings/

    He shot an armed intruder while he was at home watching his younger siblings.
     
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    That'll never get reported on.
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Good job by the kid, but I suspect we will find there is more to the story.

    Breaking into a house at 4:30 in the afternoon with a loaded weapon seems like a really dumb move unless you are out to get somebody.
     
  4. WS

    WS Member

    Too bad the intruder didn't die
     
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Good on him, but home invasions are virtually never random crimes.
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Keep your hopes up. Maybe he'll be paralyzed or in a coma for decades.
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Also probably not random that Pops had a gun and the kid knew where it was and how to use it. Something tells me there was something in the house besides the young'uns that dear old dad was trying to keep secure.
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Cops seem to agree according to the story.

    "This was mid-block in a neighborhood, at 4:30 in the afternoon in summertime and children are there," he said. "They just took a heck of a gamble for this particular house, and we've got to try to figure out why."
     
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Guess I'm the exception to the rule.
     
  10. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    Orrrr... The father philosophically believes in owning guns for self-defense and home protection, properly trained his children in the event of an emergency and was rewarded in a crisis.
     
  11. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    Yeah, my family was also the exception to the rule. Amazing that we two rare exceptions happen to post on the same message board.
     
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Most likely, he'll sue the kid and win.
     
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