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June 24, 2011

KSAT, San Antonio, Texas 06/22/11

A robber armed with a gun entered the EZ Pawn pawnshop in San Antonio, Texas, raised the gun in the air and announced a robbery. A customer, who is also a Right-to-Carry permit holder,...

June 23, 2011

KNWA, Fayetteville, Ark. 06/22/11, The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, Ark. 06/22/11

A man armed with a knife entered the Arkansas Gold and Silver Exchange in Fayetteville, Ark., stabbed clerk Chris Leach in the arm and attempted to rob the store. Leach was able to...

June 22, 2011

WDAF, Kansas City, Mo. 06/16/11

A group of around 25 teenagers broke the windows and door of a house in Kansas City, Mo. before they were confronted by the next door neighbor and military veteran Robert MacBride and...

June 17, 2011

The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Calif. 06/17/11

Around 3 a.m., a woman driving her one-year-old son pulled her vehicle into the garage of her home in Rancho Cordova, Calif. As the woman exited the car, two men who had followed her...

June 15, 2011

KSPR, Springfield, Mo., 06/14/11

A criminal attempted to break into a house in Mountain Home, Ark. by throwing a concrete block through the window of a door that led into the bedroom of the homeowner's four-year-old...

June 3, 2011

The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. 06/01/11

A robber armed with a knife approached a man in his car at the Power Wash car wash in Colorado Springs, Colo. and demanded money. The driver feigned reaching for his wallet, but retrieved...

June 2, 2011

WSFA, Montgomery, Ala. 05/30/11

A burglar in in Pintlala, Ala. had an unlucky night when he ran into not one, but two, armed citizens. First, when Tim McCullough arrived at his home, he noticed that the house had...

May 26, 2011

WBNS, Columbus, Ohio, May 25, 2011

Around 4:30 a.m., a woman in Columbus, Ohio was entering her vehicle to head to the gym, when a robber confronted her. The woman screamed, alerting her boyfriend who was in a nearby...

May 23, 2011

The Caller, Corpus Christi, Texas, May 23, 2011

Around 2:30 a.m., a 78-year-old homeowner alerted police to a man trying to break into his home in Corpus Christi, Texas and armed himself with a handgun. Police arrived to see the...

May 20, 2011

The Herald Palladium, St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, Mich. 05/18/11

Around 4:30 a.m., two masked and armed men entered a Walgreens pharmacy in Benton Township, Mich. in an attempt to steal prescription drugs. One criminal guided a store manager at gunpoint...

May 19, 2011

The Orange Leader, Orange, Texas, 05/16/11

After assaulting his girlfriend, a criminal followed her to her parent’s house in Mauriceville, Texas and forced his way inside. When confronted by the girlfriend’s parents, the criminal...

May 18, 2011

KRQE, Roswell, N.M. 05/16/11

For the second time in less than a month, a burglar waited until Maryanne Stark left for work, and then attempted to break into her Roswell, N.M. home. This time a neighbor witnessed...

May 17, 2011

The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, Tenn. May 7, 2011

A woman was alone in her Clarksville, Tenn. home when she heard two intruders kicking the front door. The woman retrieved a .40-caliber handgun, yelled to warn the intruders she was...

May 12, 2011

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. 05/11/11

A woman was at home taking a shower in Gwinnett County, Ga., when an intruder armed with a knife turned off her bathroom lights and attacked. The altercation caused the woman to fall...

May 10, 2011

WHAS, Louisville, Ky. 05/09/11

After being dropped off by a getaway driver at around 3:30 a.m., a criminal broke into a home in Floyd County, Ind. through a garage door. A resident of the home became aware of the...

May 4, 2011

WJRT, Flint, Mich. 05/04/11

A 50-year-old woman was at home in Flint, Mich., when a criminal attempted to break in through a window. The woman retrieved a gun and warned the intruder that she was armed. Undeterred,...

April 29, 2011

WAFF, Huntsville, Ala. 04/29/11

By now, would-be looters should be well aware of the adage “you loot, we shoot,” popularized during the periods of unrest following hurricanes Andrew and Katrina. In the wake of the...

April 27, 2011

The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La. 04/22/11

Around 7 p.m., a man in Chalmette, La. noticed a criminal burglarizing his truck while a second criminal waited in a nearby getaway vehicle. The truck owner retrieved a handgun and...

April 26, 2011

The Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tenn. 04/13/11

Police arrived at the U.S. Money Shop in Chattanooga, Tenn. to find an armed criminal attempting to rob the store. After realizing police had arrived, the criminal fired through the...

April 22, 2011

The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, N.C. 04/22/11

Presbyterian Minister Kimani Wright and his son arrived home in Hillendale, N.C. to find the house had been broken into. Wright retrieved a gun, went inside to investigate and discovered...

April 20, 2011

The Omaha World Herald, Omaha, Neb. 04/20/11

Around 2:30 a.m., Wesley Hall went to check on an often burglarized home he owns in Omaha, Neb. and noticed signs of a break in. After retrieving a pistol, Hall entered the house and...

April 18, 2011

WEWS, Cleveland, Ohio 04/18/11, WJW, Cleveland, Ohio 04/17/11

Owner Nick Akoury was tending to the Neptune Corner Pet Store in Cleveland, Ohio, when two masked and armed robbers entered the store. The robbers pointed their guns at Akoury and ordered...

April 14, 2011

The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C. 04/14/11, WISTV, Columbia, S.C. 04/14/11

After hearing noises coming from the upstairs of his Stony Landing, S.C. home, Cecil Barwick retrieved a handgun and went to investigate. On the stairs, Barwick encountered a masked...

April 13, 2011

WCBS, New York, N.Y. 04/13/11

Three men, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, broke into a home in East Islip, N.Y. around 2 a.m. and shot a pet dog. The homeowner became aware of the intruders, retrieved...

April 11, 2011

WHNT, Huntsville, Ala. 04/05/11

After having a cigarette, Chris McCrary was re-entering his apartment in Huntsville, Ala. when a masked intruder entered the home. After a physical altercation, McCrary was able to...

April 8, 2011

The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla. 04/05/11

A criminal wearing a bandanna over his face approached a driver sitting in his car in Lakeland, Fla., and pointed a gun at him. The driver responded by retrieving a gun and firing at...

April 7, 2011

The Times Picayune, New Orleans, La. 04/06/11

A woman in New Orleans, La. had just entered her home along with her three children, when a criminal armed with a gun followed them inside. Once she saw the intruder, the woman retrieved...

April 5, 2011

(The Miami Herald, Miami, Fla. 04/04/11)

A robber in Miami, Fla. approached a man at around 3 a.m., drew a gun and ordered him to hand over his belongings. The man responded by drawing a gun and exchanging fire with the criminal,...

March 30, 2011

The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, N.C. 03/29/11

The owner of a Christian counseling service in Columbus, N.C., stopped by the closed business in order to pick up some items, but found an intruder inside. Once discovered, the criminal,...

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...