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June 14, 2010

WFOR, Miami, Fla. 06/02/10

John Lee was walking home through the parking lot of his apartment complex in Palmetto Bay, Fla., when three armed criminals approached him. One of the criminals pointed a gun at Lee...

June 10, 2010

The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill. 06/08/10, WLS, Chicago, Ill. 06/09/10

Around 1 p.m., three armed robbers entered Fullerton Pawners Inc. on the West Side of Chicago and attempted to rob the store. The store owner retrieved a gun and fired at the criminals,...

June 8, 2010

WCSC, Charleston, S.C. 06/04/10

A family was travelling down I-95 in Colleton County, S.C. in two separate vehicles, when trouble with a trailer attached to one of the vehicles forced them to pull over. One of the...

June 7, 2010

The Associated Press, St. Louis, Mo. 06/03/10

Craig Kizer had been hired to work on a renovation project for a family in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Around 5:30 a.m. Kizer, armed with a knife, broke into the home and attempted to rape...

June 4, 2010

WGN, Chicago, Ill. 06/03/10

Just after midnight, gang member and convicted felon Aaron Marshall was pulled over by police in the South Austin section of Chicago. Marshall left his car and fled from the police,...

June 3, 2010

WHNS, Greenville, N.C. 05/31/10

A woman was at home in Anderson, S.C., when two men knocked on her door. The woman did not recognize the men and did not open the door. The two men then circled around to the back of...

June 1, 2010

The Daily News Miner, Fairbanks, Alaska 05/30/10

A backpacking couple was hiking through the original boundaries of Mount McKinley National Park in Alaska’s Denali National Park, when they happened across signs of bear activity. The...

May 27, 2010

The Chicago Tribune Chicago, Ill. 05/26/10

Armed home invader Anthony Perkins snuck into the basement of a house owned by an 80 year-old Korean War veteran in Chicago, Ill., who was at home asleep with his wife and great-grandson....

May 26, 2010

KUSA, Denver, Colo. 05/24/10

Two burglars attempted to break into a house in Denver, Colo., but were met by an armed homeowner. The homeowner fired at the criminals, killing one and causing the other to flee. Police...

May 25, 2010

WLOX, Biloxi, Miss. 05/24/10

Cornelius Ferrande was going door to door begging for money in Moss Point, Miss., when he came across the home of Charles and Nita Ray. At the Rays' home, Ferrande wrapped a piece of...

May 24, 2010

The Anniston Star, Anniston, Ala. 05/19/10

A woman was alone in her home in Piedmont, Ala., when she heard a suspicious noise. After retrieving a handgun, the woman searched the house and noticed that her sliding glass door...

May 20, 2010

The Bradenton Herald, Bradenton, Fla. 05/19/10

After scoping out a 74-year-old man taking money out of an ATM, criminal Lee Andrew Johnson followed the man to his Manatee, Fla. home. Johnson broke into the man’s home, made his way...

May 19, 2010

Bay News 9, Tampa, Fla. 05/14/10

A homeowner in Tampa, Fla. answered a knock at his door and was met by a masked man who was armed with a knife. The masked man stabbed the homeowner in the hand at the doorway in an...

May 18, 2010

The Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ohio 05/15/10

A woman and her baby were home alone in South Salem, Ohio, when a pair of criminals knocked on her door. Rather than answer the knock, the woman retrieved a shotgun and took note of...

May 17, 2010

KWTX, Waco, Texas, 05/14/10

Edgar Llorens, owner of Eddie’s Tire Shop in Bellmead, Texas, was about to bring the week’s deposit of cash to the bank, when three armed men entered the store and demanded the money....

May 14, 2010

KTRK, Houston, Texas 05/12/10

A retired member of the military was taking a shower in his home in Harris County, Texas when he heard a loud noise. The homeowner exited the shower, retrieved a gun and saw a burglar...

May 13, 2010

The San Antonio Express News, San Antonio, Texas 05/12/10

Bryant Robinson approached a taco vendor in San Antonio, Texas, drew a gun and demanded money from the married couple who own the business. After the wife complied with Robinson’s demands,...

May 11, 2010

The Sarasota Herald Tribune, Sarasota, Fla. 05/08/10

A robber entered the Bee Ridge Pharmacy in Sarasota County, Fla., approached the counter, drew a gun (which was later discovered to be an air pistol) and demanded oxycodone from the...

May 7, 2010

Central Florida News 13, Orlando, Fla. 05/07/10

As a man pulled up to an ATM in Winter Gardens, Fla. a group of three armed robbers approached him in a vehicle. One of the armed robbers got out of the car and fired at the customer,...

May 6, 2010

The Riverfront Times, St. Louis, Mo. 05/05/10, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Mo. 05/06/10

A robber came up behind a man out for a walk in Hazelwood, Mo., threatened him with a handgun and demanded money. The walker, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, turned over his wallet,...

May 5, 2010

The Hartford Courant, Hartford, Conn. 04/27/10

A man was eating his lunch on a bench in Wooster Square Park in New Haven, Conn., when a robber armed with a knife approached and ordered, “Give me all your money or I’ll stab you.”...

April 28, 2010

WFOR, Miami, Fla. 04/23/10

Three armed men entered Okay Tire Service in Miami, Fla. and attempted to rob owner Omar Rangel and three of his employees. As the thieves were collecting the employees wallets and...

April 27, 2010

The Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, N.Y. 04/22/10, WHAM, Rochester, N.Y. 04/22/10

A 61-year-old concealed carry permit holder was walking home from a store in Rochester, N.Y., when two men, one armed with a knife, attempted to rob him. The permit holder drew his...

April 26, 2010

KHOU, Houston, Texas 04/20/10, KTRK, Houston, Texas 04/21/10

Henry Hankston III was in what police believe was a PCP induced rage, when he assaulted and carjacked a man in Houston, Texas. After gaining control of the car, Hankston crashed into...

April 23, 2010

KCCI, De Moines, Iowa 04/20/10

89-year-old Beatrice Turner was at home in De Moines, Iowa, when criminal Nelson McAlpine began kicking in her front door. As the door came apart, Turner retrieved her .22-caliber revolver....

April 22, 2010

WAGA, Atlanta, Ga. 04/21/10

Two home invaders went to the back of a home in Dekalb County, Ga. and kicked in the door. The homeowner heard the commotion, retrieved a gun and shot the men. When police arrived,...

April 19, 2010

WRTV, Indianapolis, Ind. 04/19/10

Brian Blevins and his girlfriend were helping a friend move into an apartment in Indianapolis, Ind., when Christopher Hampton approached the group and asked if anyone had change for...

April 16, 2010

The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss. 04/16/10

A sleeping homeowner in Jackson, Miss. awoke to find an intruder standing in his bedroom. The homeowner retrieved a gun and followed the burglar through the house as he fled. While...

April 15, 2010

The Expositor, Sparta, Tenn. 04/15/10

A man, woman and child were asleep in the living room of their home in White County, Tenn., when a burglar entered the residence. The male resident woke up, saw the intruder and ordered...

April 14, 2010

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio 04/14/10, 700WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio 04/13/10

Criminals Todd Hammond, Troy Hammond and Tremaine Hughes, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, attempted to rob Jerray Brown on a street in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brown, a Right-to-Carry...

April 12, 2010

WFTV, Orlando, Fla. 04/12/10

Daven Woulard and his wife were driving back to their home in DeLand, Fla., when Woulard noticed a pair of legs sticking out one of the home’s windows. Woulard, a Right-to-Carry permit...

April 8, 2010

The Mid-Hudson News, Hudson Valley, N.Y. 04/05/10

A homeowner in Parksville, N.Y. was at home with her four children, when a black bear attempted to enter the house through a bedroom window and tried to attack the pet dog. The homeowner...

April 7, 2010

KING5, Seattle, Wash. 04/07/10

A 70-year-old homeowner in Carnation, Wash. awoke around 5 a.m. to the sound of someone kicking in his door. When the homeowner went to investigate, a physical altercation erupted between...

April 5, 2010

The Tulsa World, Tulsa, Okla. 04/03/10

Michael Lish and his wife Marianna returned to their home in Turley, Okla. to find evidence of a break-in. Michael, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, searched the house and found intruder...

April 1, 2010

WMAR, Baltimore, Md. 03/29/10, WBAL, Baltimore, Maryland 03/29/10

68-year-old William Bozman was asleep at home in Baltimore, Md. when convicted felon Marvin Cook broke into his house and then entered his bedroom. When Bozman awoke, Cook, armed with...

March 25, 2010

The Tulsa World, Tulsa, Okla. 03/23/10

A woman was alone at her home in Tulsa, Okla., when an unfamiliar man rang her doorbell a number of times. Fearing for her safety, the woman retrieved a .357 handgun. The man then kicked...

March 24, 2010

KVOA, Tucson, Ariz. 03/15/10

An 82-year-old woman was walking to her car in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Sierra Vista, Arizona, when criminal Stephen Prickett confronted her. Prickett told the elderly woman,...

March 23, 2010

The Bradenton Herald, Bradenton, Fla. 03/21/10

Just before 3 a.m., burglar Joseph W. Tinyes entered a home in Manatee, Fla. by cutting a hole in a screened in section of the house. Tinyes began removing valuables from the home and...

March 17, 2010

WPBF, West Palm Beach, Fla. 03/13/10

Charles and Maureen Cassidy were asleep in their home in Stuart, Fla., when Maureen awoke to a suspicious noise. As she left the bedroom to investigate, Maureen discovered intruder...

March 16, 2010

The Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio 03/12/10

Armed robber Steve James entered Allied Music in Toledo, Ohio, inquired about a job at the store and then left. A few minutes later James returned, put a gun to a clerk’s head and ordered...