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It was broad daylight on a sunny April day in the parking lot of a Smyrna, Georgia car wash when witnesses heard a woman scream.
An hour after her husband left home for work, the young wife of a James City County police officer heard an intruder forcing his way into her Newport News, Virginia home.
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Out on parole, the driver of the black Nissan Altima had six robbery convictions and one for facilitating a kidnapping under his belt when he pulled into the parking lot of a Nashville, Tennessee convenience store late one Tuesday night.
It was late on a Tuesday night in December when the 14-year-old staying at his grandparents’ house in Mint Hill, North Carolina heard the sound of footsteps on the back porch. When he went to investigate, he saw two unidentified shadowy figures. His grandfather was not home, so the young man retrieved a gun to protect himself and his grandmother.
A resident of Phoenix, Arizona was getting out of her car when a man approached her and asked to use her cell phone. Since he was a stranger, she refused, whereupon he hauled her bodily from her car and threw her on the ground, then jumped into the driver’s seat and began to drive away. Her neighbors, a married couple, witnessed the assault and ran toward the reversing vehicle, in an attempt to intervene in the carjacking.
Early one December morning, the Vance County, North Carolina dispatcher received a 911 call from a teenage girl reporting that she was hiding in a closet. Intruders had smashed the glass out of the back door and were downstairs, and her 14-year-old brother was guarding the upstairs hallway with a shotgun.
When a 76-year-old Hampton, Virginia man heard the sounds of a break-in, he called 911. Officers arrived and took a report, and a cursory search turned up a broken window but no burglar. Police then left the building to search the surrounding area, while the homeowner, an Army veteran, grabbed his own handgun and continued to search the premises.
Although the hospital in suburban Dandy, Pennsylvania had a “No Guns” policy, the psychiatrist who worked there had no illusions about how ineffective signs are at stopping evildoers. Therefore he discreetly ignored his employer’s policy and carried a small pocket pistol to the office every day.