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May 12, 2011

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. 05/11/11

A woman was at home taking a shower in Gwinnett County, Ga., when an intruder armed with a knife turned off her bathroom lights and attacked. The altercation caused the woman to fall...
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May 10, 2011

WHAS, Louisville, Ky. 05/09/11

After being dropped off by a getaway driver at around 3:30 a.m., a criminal broke into a home in Floyd County, Ind. through a garage door. A resident of the home became aware of the...
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May 4, 2011

WJRT, Flint, Mich. 05/04/11

A 50-year-old woman was at home in Flint, Mich., when a criminal attempted to break in through a window. The woman retrieved a gun and warned the intruder that she was armed. Undeterred,...
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April 29, 2011

WAFF, Huntsville, Ala. 04/29/11

By now, would-be looters should be well aware of the adage “you loot, we shoot,” popularized during the periods of unrest following hurricanes Andrew and Katrina. In the wake of the...
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April 27, 2011

The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La. 04/22/11

Around 7 p.m., a man in Chalmette, La. noticed a criminal burglarizing his truck while a second criminal waited in a nearby getaway vehicle. The truck owner retrieved a handgun and...
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April 26, 2011

The Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tenn. 04/13/11

Police arrived at the U.S. Money Shop in Chattanooga, Tenn. to find an armed criminal attempting to rob the store. After realizing police had arrived, the criminal fired through the...
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April 22, 2011

The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, N.C. 04/22/11

Presbyterian Minister Kimani Wright and his son arrived home in Hillendale, N.C. to find the house had been broken into. Wright retrieved a gun, went inside to investigate and discovered...
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April 20, 2011

The Omaha World Herald, Omaha, Neb. 04/20/11

Around 2:30 a.m., Wesley Hall went to check on an often burglarized home he owns in Omaha, Neb. and noticed signs of a break in. After retrieving a pistol, Hall entered the house and...
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April 18, 2011

WEWS, Cleveland, Ohio 04/18/11, WJW, Cleveland, Ohio 04/17/11

Owner Nick Akoury was tending to the Neptune Corner Pet Store in Cleveland, Ohio, when two masked and armed robbers entered the store. The robbers pointed their guns at Akoury and ordered...
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April 14, 2011

The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C. 04/14/11, WISTV, Columbia, S.C. 04/14/11

After hearing noises coming from the upstairs of his Stony Landing, S.C. home, Cecil Barwick retrieved a handgun and went to investigate. On the stairs, Barwick encountered a masked...
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April 13, 2011

WCBS, New York, N.Y. 04/13/11

Three men, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, broke into a home in East Islip, N.Y. around 2 a.m. and shot a pet dog. The homeowner became aware of the intruders, retrieved...
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April 11, 2011

WHNT, Huntsville, Ala. 04/05/11

After having a cigarette, Chris McCrary was re-entering his apartment in Huntsville, Ala. when a masked intruder entered the home. After a physical altercation, McCrary was able to...
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April 8, 2011

The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla. 04/05/11

A criminal wearing a bandanna over his face approached a driver sitting in his car in Lakeland, Fla., and pointed a gun at him. The driver responded by retrieving a gun and firing at...
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April 7, 2011

The Times Picayune, New Orleans, La. 04/06/11

A woman in New Orleans, La. had just entered her home along with her three children, when a criminal armed with a gun followed them inside. Once she saw the intruder, the woman retrieved...
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April 5, 2011

(The Miami Herald, Miami, Fla. 04/04/11)

A robber in Miami, Fla. approached a man at around 3 a.m., drew a gun and ordered him to hand over his belongings. The man responded by drawing a gun and exchanging fire with the criminal,...
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March 30, 2011

The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, N.C. 03/29/11

The owner of a Christian counseling service in Columbus, N.C., stopped by the closed business in order to pick up some items, but found an intruder inside. Once discovered, the criminal,...
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March 29, 2011

KTRK, Houston, Texas, 03/26/11

Around 1 a.m., a homeowner in Houston, Texas awakened to a suspicious noise, retrieved a gun and found an intruder inside his home. The homeowner ordered the criminal not to move several...
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March 24, 2011

The Flint Journal, Flint, Mich. 03/21/11

Around 12:30 p.m., two hooded and armed men entered the Jules Market in Flint, Mich. One of the robbers stayed by the door to act as a lookout, while the other drew a gun, went behind...
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March 22, 2011

KTLA, Los Angeles, Calif. 03/18/11

An armed robber entered a McDonald’s in Sunland, Calif. and attempted to rob the clerks. Unfortunately for the criminal, the McDonald’s is often frequented by a retired police officer...
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March 17, 2011

The Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas March 13, 2011

Around 11:40 p.m., the owner of Classic Machine Works & Manufacturing in Tomball, Texas was alerted to a break-in. After calling the police, the owner retrieved a gun and went to the...
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March 15, 2011

KPRC, Houston, Texas, 03/14/11

Two burglars knocked on the front door of a home in Missouri City, Texas alerting the homeowner, who refused to let the men inside. The criminals then went to the back of the house...
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March 14, 2011

WTVT, Tampa Bay, 03/12/11, The St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. 03/14/11

A home invader broke into a home in Tierra Verde, Fla. and was met by a woman living there whom he physically attacked and attempted to carry upstairs. Hearing the woman’s screams,...
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March 11, 2011

KTRK, Houston, Texas, 03/08/11

A criminal entered an office building in Houston, Texas and attempted to gain access to several locked offices in the building in order to steal from them. The intruder finally gained...
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March 8, 2011

KTRK, Houston, Texas 03/04/11

A woman alone at a townhouse in Houston, Texas heard what she believed to be an intruder, hid in a closet and called 911 and the homeowner. The homeowner arrived at the townhouse before...
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March 7, 2011

WTVF, Nashville, Tenn. March 1, 2011

Around 2:30 a.m., 80-year-old Mondonna Oaks was awakened to the sound of glass breaking in her Cookville, Tenn. home. Before she could react, she saw the light from an intruder’s flashlight...
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March 3, 2011

KRQE Albuquerque, N.M. 02/23/11, The Odessa American, Odessa, Texas 02/28/11

Around 10:20 pm, a 70-year-old homeowner in Hobbs, N.M. dialed 911 to alert police to someone breaking into his home. After speaking with the authorities, the homeowner retrieved a...
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March 1, 2011

The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Calif. February 28, 2011

Around 1:24 a.m., a homeowner in Citrus Heights, Calif. heard the sound of glass breaking, retrieved a handgun and went to investigate. The homeowner discovered the intruder in a hallway...
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February 25, 2011

The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, Maine 02/23/11

A mother and son were at home in Wilton, Maine, when a criminal attempted to break into their home. The pair retrieved a 12-gauge shotgun, dialed 911 and ordered the intruder to leave...
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February 24, 2011

The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill. 02/21/11

After hearing the sound of glass breaking in the basement of her southeast Chicago home, a resident retrieved a handgun and went to investigate. She discovered two intruders, one of...
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February 23, 2011

WXYZ, Detroit, Mich. 02/21/11

Three robbers, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, lured a Papa’s Pizza deliveryman to a vacant house in Detroit, Mich, and attempted to rob him. The delivery man, a Right-to-Carry...
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February 18, 2011

The New York Times, New York City, N.Y. 02/17/11

A pair of armed robbers entered Spinelli & Son jewelry store in the Bronx in New York City and put a gun to owner Anthony Spinelli’s head, while a third criminal stood guard outside...
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February 17, 2011

The Boston Herald, Boston, Mass. 02/16/11, NECN, Newton, Mass. 02/16/11

A robber armed with a hammer entered the Essential Body Herbs store in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, Mass., and attempted to rob the clerk. After seeing the criminal reach in...
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February 15, 2011

The Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill. 02/15/11

A masked robber armed with a knife entered the Wauconda Pharmacy in Wauconda, Ill., forced his way behind the pharmacist’s counter and demanded painkillers. After receiving the painkillers,...
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February 11, 2011

The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. 02/11/11

Ramon Madrigal was at home with his girlfriend in Kennewick, Wash., when there was a knock at the door. After looking through a peephole, Madrigal was unable to determine who was at...
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February 8, 2011

The Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ohio 02/08/11

Two armed criminals broke into a home in Bainbridge, Ohio, but were met by an armed homeowner. The homeowner fired at the intruders, striking one and causing the other to flee. After...
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February 2, 2011

WSAZ, Huntington, W.V. 01/28/11

Around 3:30 a.m., two masked men armed with guns broke into a home in Scioto County, Ohio and held the inhabitants at gunpoint. The thieves had targeted the home in order to steal pain...
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February 1, 2011

The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. 1/27/11

Around 7 p.m. a masked and armed robber entered the Indian Lakes Food Mart in Virginia Beach, Va. The store clerk, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, noticed the criminal, retrieved a...
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January 28, 2011

The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, N.M. 01/25/11

Former Marine Joe McNeil was at home in Espanola, N.M. when a burglar broke into the home through a window. Hearing the intrusion, McNeil retrieved a shotgun and confronted the criminal,...
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January 26, 2011

WSAZ, Ashland, Ohio 01/21/11

Former Scioto County Sheriff James Sutterfield was resting in the upstairs of his home in Portsmouth, Ohio when he was alerted to an intruder by the sound of breaking glass. Sutterfield...
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January 24, 2011

The St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. 1/20/11

At 5:30 a.m., 70-year-old Air Force veteran Hall Palmer was resting in a guest room of his home in St. Petersburg, Fla. while his wife slept in the master bedroom. After hearing a suspicious...
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