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December 8, 2011

WKYT, Lexington, Ky. 12/05/11

A pair of armed robbers entered B&N Towing in Lexington, Ky at around 2 p.m. As one feigned interest in selling the owner an alternator, the other circled around the owner, then produced...

December 6, 2011

WTNH, New Haven, Conn. 11/30/11, The New Haven Independent, New Haven, Conn. 11/30/1

A pair of armed criminals entered Babe’s Market convenience store in New Haven, Conn. and demanded money from the owner and a customer. The 22-year-old store owner, Karar Jawad, explained...

November 29, 2011

WOFL, Orlando, Fla. 11/25/11, The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Fla. 11/26/11

After a midnight Black Friday shopping trip, the Neal family was followed by a pair of criminals to their home in Apopka, Fla. The robbers stormed the house, threatened the family and...

November 22, 2011

The Star News, Wilmington, N.C. 11/18/11

An armed robber entered the Wrightville Country Store in Wilmington, N.C. and demanded money from clerk Mark Headstrong. Headstrong retrieved a gun and ordered the criminal to drop...

November 18, 2011

KATU, Portland, Ore. 11/16/11, KPTV, Portland, Ore. 11/16/11

A masked robber armed with a rifle entered Mt. Scott Pub in Portland, Ore., demanded money from the bartender and threatened customers. As the bartender retreated to a back room, the...

November 15, 2011

The Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio 11/12/11

Shirley Bennett was returning to her SUV in the parking lot of a bank in Akron, Ohio, when a man attacked her, pushing her into the vehicle. As the attacker was on top of her, Bennett,...

November 9, 2011

The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, W.V. 11/07/11

A landlord in Charleston, W.V. was checking on one of his apartments, when a man acting erratically approached him from behind and appeared to reach for a gun. The landlord, a Right-to-Carry...

November 7, 2011

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. 11/04/11 WHBQ, Memphis, Tenn. 11/04/11

A Papa John’s pizza delivery man was lured to a vacant lot in Memphis, Tenn. where an armed criminal attempted to rob him at gunpoint. The delivery man, a Right-to-Carry permit holder,...

November 3, 2011

The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, W.V. 11/02/11

A 62-year-old homeowner returned to his house in St. Albans, W.V. to find one of the doors propped open. After retrieving a .38-caliber revolver, the homeowner began a search of the...

November 1, 2011

The Eagle Tribune, North Andover, Mass. 10/29/11, 05/17/11

Two armed robbers entered Javier’s Market convenience store in Lawrence, Mass. and demanded money from cashier Edward Guzman. In response, Guzman, a carry permit holder, retrieved a...

October 28, 2011

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. October 27, 2011

A homeowner in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Ga. was awakened by the sound of an intruder forcing his way in through a side door. After an initial investigation revealed the...

October 19, 2011

WBND, South Bend, Ind. 10/17/11

Goshen, Ind. resident, Michael Morse was going to take stock of the items taken from his garage during a recent burglary, when he noticed that the criminals had returned. After hearing...

October 12, 2011

WTOL, Toledo, Ohio, October 10, 2011

Dog breeder April Williams of Toledo, Ohio arrived home to find a window screen from her home had been removed. Suspecting intruders were after her litter of pit bulls, Williams, a...

October 10, 2011

The Missoulian, Missoula, Mont. 10/06/11

A man entered Lolo Drug pharmacy in Missoula County, Mont. and demanded oxycodone from the pharmacist. The pharmacist and owner, an 80-year-old Army veteran, responded by retrieving...

October 5, 2011

The Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, N.D. 10/01/11

An 82-year-old couple was asleep in their home in Jamestown, N.D., when the wife heard a noise and went to investigate. Having not found anything suspicious, the wife went into the...

September 30, 2011

The Buffalo News, Buffalo, N.Y. 09/30/11, WKBW, Buffalo, N.Y. 09/29/11

A pair of armed criminals attempted to rob 71-year-old Donald Miller outside his house in Buffalo, N.Y. After one of the robbers threatened him with a gun, Miller, who is an ex-police...

September 29, 2011

The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, Ill. 09/28/11

A homeowner in Chicago Heights, Ill. was in his bathroom when he heard the sound of breaking glass coming from his kitchen. After retrieving a gun, the homeowner went to investigate...

September 26, 2011

WTHR, Hampton Roads, Va. 09/22/11

An 83-year-old homeowner and amputee in Hampton, Va. was awakened at around 4 a.m. to the sound of a burglar breaking into his house. The homeowner retrieved a gun, confronted the intruder...

September 21, 2011

KOKI-TV, Tulsa, Okla. 09/20/11

After being scared off by a resident as he attempted to burglarize a home in Tulsa, Okla., a criminal moved one street over and tried his luck again. As he attempted to break into the...

September 16, 2011

WJXT, Jacksonville, Fla. 09/14/11

Two burglars in Jacksonville, Fla. picked the wrong house to rob when they attempted to break into the Murray Hill neighborhood home of a former marine and current gun range employee....

September 12, 2011

WINK, Fort Myers, Fla. 09/05/11, The Naples Daily News, Naples, Fla. 09/06/11

Dwain Daniels III was driving down State Road 29 in the Florida everglades, when he saw an alligator attacking 90-year-old Margaret Webb on the front lawn of her property. Webb was...

September 9, 2011

WEWS, Cleveland, Ohio 08/29/11, WJW, Cleveland, Ohio 08/29/11

A man was in the downstairs of his home in Cleveland, Ohio, when he heard a suspicious noise coming from the second floor. The homeowner retrieved a gun, went to investigate and happened...

September 6, 2011

The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Fla. 09/06/11

After hearing his dog barking at around 11:40 a.m., a homeowner in Gainesville, Fla. retrieved a shotgun and went to investigate. The homeowner discovered a man in his carport stealing...

August 31, 2011

The Spartanburg Herald, Journal, Spartanburg, S.C. 08/30/11

A Boiling Springs, S.C. homeowner was driving home when he noticed a car was following him. After the homeowner turned into his driveway, two people got out the suspicious car and attempted...

August 25, 2011

The Clarion Ledger, Jackson, Miss. 08/23/11

“G” Singh, owner of N&S Food Mart in Jackson, Miss., was leaving the store around 10p.m. with his mother, when a masked and armed robber appeared from behind a dumpster and confronted...

August 23, 2011

The Reno Gazette-Journal Reno, Nev. 08/22/11

A 72-year-old homeowner in Reno, Nev. was awakened at 3 a.m. by three criminals breaking into his home. The homeowner retrieved a gun, confronted the criminals and fired at them, striking...

August 18, 2011

The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. 08/18/11

A contractor scheduled to work on a home in Tacoma, Wash. arrived at the house around 11 a.m. to find a suspicious vehicle and items from the home in the driveway. The contractor called...

August 15, 2011

The Associated Press, Augusta, Ga., 08/14/11, WRDW, Augusta, Ga. 08/15/11

Leontaye Johnson of Augusta, Ga. was returning home at around 4 a.m. when he spotted a man attempting to break into his house. Washington fired at the criminal, who returned fire. The...

August 9, 2011

The Brownsville Herald, Brownsville, Texas, 08/07/11, The Monitor, McAllen, Texas, 08/09/11

After learning of a number of burglaries in their neighborhood, a mother and 17-year-old son checked their Monte Alto, Texas property for signs of theft at around 1:45 a.m. While securing...

August 8, 2011

The St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. 08/08/11

Raven Smith and Lesley Tanner were exiting a car in the parking lot of a restaurant in St. Petersburg, Fla., when a criminal armed with a gun attempted to rob them. The robber initially...

August 2, 2011

WTVF, Nashville, Tenn. 08/01/11

A 68-year-old grandmother was at home with her husband who uses a wheelchair in Nashville, Tenn., when two armed burglars used a crowbar to break into her house. After becoming aware...

July 27, 2011

The Lake County Record-Bee, Lakeport, Calif., 07/25/11

A 77-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair was asleep in her Lucerne, Calif. home when she was awakened by a man pounding on one of the home’s sliding glass doors. The woman called 9-1-1,...

July 25, 2011

WTVM, Columbia, S.C. 07/25/11

Just before 6:00 a.m., a clerk was attempting to prepare breakfast at a Days Inn in Columbia, S.C. when she was confronted by an armed robber. The criminal put a knife to the clerk’s...

July 22, 2011

WPEC, West Palm Beach, Fla. 07/17/11, The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, Fla. 07/18/11

At around 4:15 a.m., Joseph Wagner and his family were asleep at home in Greenacres, Fla. when his teenage daughter heard someone break in through a kitchen door. After witnessing the...

July 21, 2011

The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Fla. 07/19/11

A Parkland, Fla. homeowner and his brother were inspecting the home’s garage at around 2:30 a.m., when a masked and armed robber confronted them. The homeowner was able to obtain a...

July 15, 2011

The Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, N.C. July 13, 2011

Around 1:30 a.m., Wilkes County, N.C. homeowner James Brian Haynes alerted authorities to a man throwing rocks at his house and attempting to break in. By the time police arrived the...

July 8, 2011

WTOL, Toledo, Ohio 07/07/11

82-year-old Mattie Snow was at home in Toledo, Ohio, when a burglar broke a window and entered the house. Snow retrieved a gun and fired two shots at the criminal, causing him to flee....

July 7, 2011

KOMO, Seattle, Wash. 07/05/11

Around 8 a.m., a homeowner in Bainbridge Island, Wash. found a criminal rifling around his kitchen. The homeowner ordered the intruder to leave, but the burglar instead grabbed a knife...

July 1, 2011

The Associated Press, June 30, 2011

At around 1 a.m., the owner of Jepson Drug in Siloam Springs, Ark. was asleep in the pharmacy’s office when a criminal broke into the store. After retrieving a firearm, the owner went...

June 28, 2011

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pa. 06/27/11

Feigning an interest in purchasing a motorcycle listed for sale on Craigslist, three criminals arranged a meeting with the owner in the Powelton Village section of Philadelphia, Pa....