With the help of a baseball bat, a 52-year-old East Tennessee woman foiled one man’s home invasion plans and landed him in jail.
According to Kingsport Police, the victim answered a knock at her door Saturday night to find a woman holding a flyer about a lost dog.
Right when she opened the door a masked man stepped into the doorway, grabbed her arm, and tried to pull her outside. When the woman wouldn’t budge, police said the man pushed the woman back inside the home and shouted, “This is a robbery!”
The two then struggled and the woman partially removed the suspect’s mask and recognized him as Joe M. Sotello, a longtime family friend.
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Three Oklahoma teenagers were killed last week when they broke into a house and were met by a homeowner with an AR15. Now the grandfather of one of the teenagers is speaking out about his grandson’s death.
According to KTUL-TV, Leroy Schumacher, grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn, believes the death of Redfearn was unjustified because the homeowner’s AR15 gave him an unfair advantage over the three burglars.
Speaking to KTUL, Schumacher acknowledged that breaking into a house was “stupid,” but death was not the appropriate consequence.
“What these three boys did was stupid,” Schumacher said. “They knew they could be punished for it but they did not deserve to die.”
“Brass knuckles against an AR-15? C’mon. Who was afraid for their life?” Schumacher said.
The homeowner who pulled the trigger has not been charged with any crimes because police say he acted in self-defense. But Schumacher reinterated his belief that the consequences
Read more at: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/02/grandfather-of-oklahoma-teen-killed-by-homeowner-in-burglary-says-ar15-made-for-unfair-fight/
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A video showing a man stopping a fight between two teenagers in New Jersey and refusing to leave until the boys shook hands has drawn millions of views and heaps of praise for his intervention.
The video has been viewed more than 20 million times since being posted on Facebook on Monday.
The video drew a retweet from Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, who saluted the man “who stepped in and spoke real to our young generation.”
The clip starts with a fistfight in Atlantic City between two boys as other youths record it on their phones.
Ibn Ali Miller then walks up, gets between the two and tells the onlookers they’re cowards for recording the scuffle.
“Look, they laughing. Look,” Miller says while gesturing to the gathered crowd. “He’s got a big smile on his face. … He’s supposed to be your man.”
The stranger then tells the teens they are
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