Third Time’s the Harm After midnight on a Friday in July, a would-be burglar attempted to force his way into two homes in the Bay Area city of Richmond, California. He succeeded in breaking a window and gaining entry into the third home he tried. The sound of breaking glass alerted the homeowner, who armed
Dangerous Intervention In rural Park County, Colorado, just southwest of Denver, a teen fled an attempted carjacking, both dialing 911 and looking for someone to help. He came across a ranch hand from a nearby ranch and told his story, pointing out the direction of the incident. The ranch hand immediately set off to look
Antisocial Media What investigators later determined began as a feud on social media turned deadly in the predawn darkness of an April night. The residents of a mobile home in rural north Florida heard their front door kicked open with a shout of “Sheriff’s office!” Only it wasn’t the sheriff’s office, but rather seven young
Running Gunfight When an armed man forced his way into a St. Louis home at 9:30 on a Wednesday night, he attempted to gain compliance through a display of violence, callously shooting one of the five occupants in the back. But instead of complying, another occupant retrieved a pistol of his own and opened fire
School Day Surprise At a little after ten in the morning on a Thursday, a White Oak, Pennsylvania man was surprised to hear the sound of someone forcing entry into his kitchen via the back door. Arming himself, the homeowner headed to the kitchen to confront the intruder. He arrived to find the man had
Selection Process On a Tuesday night in late January, a woman was outside her Fayetteville, North Carolina apartment smoking a cigarette when she noticed a stranger knocking on apartment doors. On seeing her, the man walked over, claiming to be looking for a girl. Closing the distance, he then asked if she would give him
Cold climes present wintertime CCW challenges. Outer breast pocket of this coat will hold a holstered J-Frame and is accessible while driving. Second Time’s the Charm On a Tuesday evening in a San Antonio, Texas Dollar General store, a man shopping in the rear of the store noticed customers surging toward him and away from
Since he had a weekday off, the Clearwater, Florida man decided to sleep in Thursday morning. His extra slumber was disturbed around 9:30AM by noises that he ignored at first, assuming they were caused by nearby construction. But it didn’t take long for him to realize the noises were actually coming from someone trying to break into his house.
The clerk in an Albuquerque convenience store was nervous. A customer had told her he’d just been in an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven down the street and that the robber had gotten away. This is when her Monday evening took a turn for the worse.
Yelling and pounding noises disturbed the late-night calm at an apartment complex on the northwest side of Indianapolis. A man was beating on the door of an apartment, demanding that his estranged girlfriend open the door and let him in. The apartment’s resident yelled back through the door that he had the wrong address, and this wasn’t his girlfriend’s apartment.