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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

January 21, 2011

WDRB, Louisville, Ky. 1/19/11

After robbing two convenience stores, a criminal entered the Knapps Food Mart in Louisville, Ky. with the goal of robbing a third. As the criminal ordered a cashier into the store’s...

January 20, 2011

KLAS, Las Vegas, Nev. 1/19/11

A man was walking through a Wal-Mart parking lot in North Las Vegas, Nev., when a robber attacked him and demanded he turn over any items of value. Rather than comply, the man, a Right-to–Carry...

January 18, 2011

The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, N.C. 1/18/11

Two armed robbers entered a Subway restaurant in Charlotte, N.C. and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk refused, retrieved a gun and fired at the criminals, striking both and...

January 14, 2011

The Bay City News Service, San Francisco, Calif. 01/12/11

Around 11:20 a.m., a homeowner in Redwood City, Calif. became aware of a criminal attempting to break into her home. The homeowner retrieved a gun and confronted the intruder, who upon...

January 13, 2011

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. 1/13/11

Around 8:30 p.m., a resident of a home in New Carrollton, Md. was alerted to a criminal breaking into the house through the front door. While another family member called 911, the resident...

January 12, 2011

The Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola, Fla. 1/11/11

Cornell Stallworth was out for a late night jog in Pensacola, Fla., when three criminals, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, attempted to rob him. Stallworth responded by drawing...

January 10, 2011

The San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Texas 01/06/11

A husband and wife were upstairs in their home in San Antonio, Texas when they heard a loud noise and went to investigate. The couple came across an intruder who had broken in through...

January 7, 2011

WJXT, Jacksonville, Fla. 01/05/11

Around 2 a.m., two criminals entered a house in Putnam County, Fla. and got into a physical altercation with the homeowner. During the scuffle, the homeowner was able to retrieve a...

January 4, 2011

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pa. 01/03/11

Around 2 a.m., double amputee Rocco Bombara, his two sons and a few friends were watching TV in their apartment in Baldwin, Pa. An intruder armed with a rifle approached a window to...

January 3, 2011

KWTX, Waco, Texas 12/29/10

Two armed robbers entered the Fiesta Smoke Shop in Waco, Texas, and held clerk Amar Kayeh and another employee at gunpoint. The criminals were suspicious that Kayeh was armed and ordered...

December 30, 2010

The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, Fla. 12/27/10

A group of patrons were making their way into Longhorn Steakhouse in West Palm Beach, Fla., when a man wearing a mask attempted to rob them, while several accomplices waited in a nearby...

December 23, 2010

The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, 12/17/10

Around 2:30 a.m., Robert Bernhardt awakened to a suspicious noise outside his home and car shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. Bernhardt retrieved a .45 caliber pistol, went to investigate...

December 22, 2010

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. 12/17/10

Around 10:15 p.m., a gas station employee in Woodbridge, Va. locked up the business and got into his vehicle to leave. Two criminals approached, shocked the employee with a stun gun...

December 21, 2010

WOFL, Orlando, Fla. 12/17/10

A robber armed with a gasoline filled spray bottle and lighter entered the Empire Internet Café in Lake Mary, Fla., doused the owner in gasoline and demanded money. The owner responded...

December 16, 2010

The Fresno Bee, Fresno, Calif. 12/12/10

Two armed robbers entered the Play N Trade video game store in Fresno, Calif. and forced the customers inside to the ground. In response, the store owner retrieved a gun and fired at...

December 10, 2010

The Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Ky. 12/09/10

A trio of home invaders broke into a house in Taylor County, Ky. After the criminals left, the homeowner called police and gave a description of the intruders’ vehicle. Police soon...