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October 29, 2010

KXAN, Austin, Texas, October 26, 2010, The Taylor Daily Press, Taylor, Texas, October 27, 2010

An intruder broke into the home of James Baldwin in Taylor, Texas and attempted to use a knife to rob the homeowner of his cell phone and wallet. During the robbery, Baldwin retrieved...

October 28, 2010

The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla. 10/23/10

Keylin Jones was at home with his girlfriend in Brunswick, Fla., when three men attempted to break into his apartment. As the men broke in, the couple called 9-1-1 and Jones retrieved...

October 26, 2010

WOFL, Orlando, Fla., 10/22/10

A homeowner in Orange County, Fla. awakened to the sound of two burglars trying to break into the home through a sliding back door. The homeowner retrieved a gun, exited the house from...

October 22, 2010

The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Okla. 10/22/10

A woman was asleep at home with her two children in Midwest City, Okla., when she awakened to a loud noise. After calling her husband, the woman retrieved a gun and went to investigate....

October 21, 2010

The Detroit News, Detroit, Mich. 10/21/10

A man, his girlfriend and the girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter were travelling in an SUV and pulled into a gas station in Detroit, Mich. around 7 p.m. After the girlfriend went inside...

October 19, 2010

The News Observer, Raleigh-Durham, N.C. 10/16/10, WRAL, Raleigh-Durham, N.C. 10/16/10

An armed robber entered Shoeheel Gas, Grocery and Grill in Johnston County, N.C., and pointed a gun at store owner Donnie Creech’s 13-year-old son. Creech retrieved a gun and exchanged...

October 15, 2010

WFMY, Piedmont Triad, N.C., 10/12/10

Two armed criminals entered a convenience store in Surry County, N.C. and attempted to rob the store. One of the criminals pointed a gun at a store employee and attempted to shoot him....

October 14, 2010

WEYI, Flint, Mich. 10/12/10, WJRT, Flint, Mich. 10/12/10

A woman was working her first shift at the Quik Stop drive-thru convenience store in Flint, Mich., when a man approached the window and asked for a beer. When the clerk opened the drive-thru...

October 13, 2010

The Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 10/08/10

Two young men approached door of a 95-year-old homeowner in Vance, Ala. and offered to mow his lawn. The homeowner refused, but the pair remained at the door and asked for some water....

October 12, 2010

Press-Enterprise, San Bernardino County, Calif. 10/11/10

Around 3 a.m., a homeowner and his family were roused from bed when their dogs alerted them to the presence of an intruder in their Victorville, Calif. home. The homeowner retrieved...

October 8, 2010

KCTV, Kansas City, Mo. 10/07/10

Retired policewoman Doris Hatten was in her bedroom at her home in Kansas City, Mo., when she heard a suspicious noise. Hatten retrieved a revolver, went to investigate and came upon...

October 6, 2010

WISH, Indianapolis, Ind. 10/05/10

A knife-wielding man approached a home in Indianapolis, Ind. and demanded to see the homeowner’s sister. When the homeowner refused, the man raised the knife over the homeowner’s head,...

October 4, 2010

KFOR, Oklahoma City, Okla. 10/1/10

A homeowner and his family came back to their home in Midwest City, Okla. and discovered that there had been a break-in. The homeowner went inside the house to retrieve a pistol and...

September 30, 2010

The Connecticut Post, Bridgeport, Conn. 09/27/10

An armed robber entered Peking Chinese Restaurant in Bridgeport, Conn. and ordered food while an accomplice waited outside. As an employee opened the cash register, the criminal drew...

September 29, 2010

WXPI, Pittsburgh, Pa. 09/28/10

73-year-old Stanley Tabaj was entering his business, Toby’s Recycling, in Fayette County, Pa., when two men armed with baseball bats and a stun gun followed him inside. The robbers...

September 28, 2010

KDVR, Denver, Colo. 09/23/10

Two armed criminals entered G&E Liquor in Aurora, Colo. and attempted to rob the store. The clerk noticed the men as they entered, retrieved a gun and pointed it at the criminals, causing...

September 27, 2010

Ocala Star-Banner, Ocala, Fla. 09/25/10

83-year-old Charles Place was walking through a restaurant parking lot in Clearwater, Fla., when a man grabbed him in an attempt to steal his wallet. The attacker eventually threw Place...

September 23, 2010

The Mount Airy News, Mount Airy, N.C. 09/22/10

Just before 9 p.m., an armed robber wearing a bandana entered Neighbors Fuel Center in Mount Airy, N.C. and demanded money from the clerk. A customer inside the store saw the robbery...

September 22, 2010

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. 09/21/10

The owner of The Cutting Club barbershop in Stone Mountain, Ga. was spending the night at his shop after a string of burglaries, when he awakened to the sound of glass shattering. The...

September 21, 2010

The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va. 09/20/10

After making a delivery around 10:30 p.m., a pizza delivery driver in Hanover, County, Va. headed back to his vehicle. As he approached the car, the driver was met by a robber armed...

September 20, 2010

The Tulsa World, Tulsa, Okla. 09/17/10

Two masked robbers entered the Zeba Food Mart in Tulsa, Okla. and started firing rifles. Store clerk Zahid Khan responded by retrieving a handgun and firing at the criminals, killing...

September 17, 2010

The Wall Street Journal, New York, N.Y. 09/16/10

Around 2 a.m., retired teacher Larry Goldstein was awakened by a suspicious noise in his Brooklyn, N.Y. home. Goldstein retrieved his registered .38 caliber revolver, went downstairs...

September 15, 2010

The Daily Republic, Solano County, Calif. 09/11/10

Two women were out for a jog in Fairfield, Calif. when three vicious dogs attacked them. Resident Gary Paque heard the women screaming, retrieved his 9mm handgun, ran to the scene and...

September 14, 2010

KTVK, Phoenix, Ariz. 09/13/10

Grandfather John Miller was babysitting his two grandchildren in his son’s Arizona City, Ariz. home, when he was awakened by a suspicious noise. Miller retrieved a gun, went to investigate,...

September 10, 2010

WBTV, Charlotte, N.C. 09/06/10

A homeowner in Charlotte, N.C. was awakened in bed by the sound of his doorbell. After getting out of bed, the homeowner heard a crash, which was an intruder throwing a brick through...

September 8, 2010

The Columbian, Clark County, Wash. 09/03/10, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. 09/04/10

A woman and her 5-year-old son were leaving Izzy’s Pizza in Vancouver, Wash., when a man approached them and asked for money. When the woman refused, the man asked again in a threatening...

September 2, 2010

WBNS, Columbus, Ohio, 08/24/10, WSYX, Columbus, Ohio, 08/27/10

Landon Harr was at home with elderly family members in Columbus Ohio, when three armed men in masks and gloves broke into the house. The criminals threatened to shoot the elderly family...

August 30, 2010

The Town Talk, Alexandria, La. 08/04/10

Roy Harris, his wife and two children were awakened around 4:25a.m., when two criminals broke into their Alexandria, La. home. As Harris’ wife and children hid, he retrieved a gun and...

August 27, 2010

WESH, Cocoa, Fla. 08/27/10

An armed robber entered the Chevron station on South Cocoa Boulevard in Cocoa, Fla. and attempted to rob the store. Owner Sowann Suy responded to the criminal’s demands by retrieving...

August 25, 2010

WPMT, Harrisburg, Penn. 08/19/10

A Chinese food deliveryman in Harrisburg, Penn. was returning to his car after delivering an order, when two robbers attacked him. The pair of criminals beat the man with their fists...

August 24, 2010

The Ithaca Journal, Ithaca, N.Y. 08/21/10

80-year-old Stephen Boyechko and his wife Pauline were napping just before 8 p.m. in their Pulteney, N.Y. home, when they were awakened by a criminal breaking in through a window. Boyechko...

August 23, 2010

The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge, Va. 08/12/10

Two armed robbers kicked in the door of a residence in Oak Ridge, Tenn., entered the bedroom of one of the occupants and ordered the resident to “give it up.” An occupant in another...

August 18, 2010

KTXL, Sacramento, Calif. 08/16/10, KOVR, Sacramento, Calif. 08/16/10, The Reporter, Vacaville, Calif. 08/17/10

Two armed robbers entered a Metro PCS cell phone store in Fairfield, California and demanded money. The owner and an employee were tending to the store at the time and both retrieved...

August 17, 2010

WXYZ, Detroit, Mich. 08/13/10

73-year-old grandmother Ruby Niphoratos was home alone in Detroit, Mich., when she heard someone entering her house. Thinking it was her son, Niphoratos went to the door, but was met...

August 16, 2010

KRQE, Albuquerque, N.M. 08/12/10

Eleven-year-old Alyssa Gutierrez was at home alone in Albuquerque, N.M., when three robbers, one armed with a rifle, broke in through a back door. Gutierrez tried to hide, but when...

August 12, 2010

The Tulsa World, Tulsa, Okla. 08/10/10

Around 3:30 a.m., a man rang the doorbell of a home in Tulsa, Okla. The homeowner awakened and answered the doorbell, at which point the man claimed he needed help. After calling 911,...

August 10, 2010

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. 08/09/10

A homeowner in Raleigh, Tenn. discovered a burglar attempting to break into his storage shed around 5 a.m. After retrieving a gun, the homeowner confronted the man, who responded by...

August 9, 2010

The Flint Journal, Flint, Mich. 08/05/10

A 54-year-old homeowner had just returned to his house in Flint, Michigan, when five armed men approached and attempted to rob him. In response, the homeowner drew a gun and fired at...

August 4, 2010

The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, N.C. 08/03/10

Loreigh McDaniel and her friend Barbara Bunnell were smoking on McDaniel’s front porch when a man with a gun confronted the pair and ordered them inside. Michael Campbell, McDaniel’s...

August 2, 2010

WXIN, Indianapolis, Ind. 07/29/10

As 64-year-old Phillip Dubbs returned to his home in Indianapolis, Ind., he noticed his door had been kicked in. Armed with his .40-caliber pistol, Dubbs searched the house and found...