First, let’s look a lady home alone with no thought of arming herself against intruders – except with her wit.
The resident, a 37-year-old woman, told police three men kicked in the front door, awakening her. One of the men came into her bedroom, put a gun to her head and raped her while the other two ransacked the home.
The two men left, but the robber assaulting her began beating her in the head with the gun and demanding money. The woman told her attacker that a neighbor down the street kept all her money. The robber then forced the woman down the street to the neighbor’s home on South 21st Street, the woman told police.
Once they walked there, the woman knocked and yelled for the neighbor’s attention, telling him she was being attacked. The neighbor, a 59-year-old man, looked out the window and called 911 to report a crime. The gunman yelled for the neighbor to get off the phone, shooting twice into the air. He then aimed his gun at the neighbor.
The neighbor fired one round at the offender, hitting him in the chest. The gunman ran a short distance, collapsed and died.
This story is brought to us today by Bearing Arms and is still being investigated by the authorities.
One thing we do know is that criminals will always head straight for the master bedroom because it’s usually
- where they will need to subdue the defender of the home and also
- where the valuables are kept.
So if your children were armed with household items inside their bedrooms, they might be able to get to safety while the perps are distracted in the master bedroom.
What are some items in a home setting that could be used to distract or even inflict pain to an intruder? Find out on the next page . . .
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