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Woman uses baseball bat to fight off robber – WBIR

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.  

After

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Charges: Robber beats mother and son at downtown Seattle bus stop

A 47-year-old man is charged with robbery and assault after beating a mother, son and intervening Good Samaritan at a downtown Seattle bus stop earlier this month. Photo: Vstock LLC/Getty Images/Tetra Images RF

A 47-year-old man is charged with robbery and assault after beating a
mother, son and intervening Good Samaritan at a downtown Seattle bus
stop earlier this month.

A 47-year-old man is charged with robbery and assault after beating…

A 47-year-old man is charged with robbery and assault after beating a mother, son and intervening Good Samaritan at a downtown Seattle bus stop earlier this month.

Andre Williams had just gotten out of jail on separate pending assault charges nine days before the latest reported incident, according to court records.

Prosecutors say Williams

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Police: ‘Good Samaritan’ shot robber who had killed man

HOUSTON (AP) — A “good Samaritan” shot and wounded an armed robber at a San Antonio mall after another man was killed while confronting two people who had just held up a jewelry store, a police spokesman said Monday.

A man who was killed trying to stop a robbery at a San Antonio, Texas, mall is being hailed as a good Samaritan, and police say they have arrested two suspects who will face murder charges.

The licensed concealed handgun holder, whose name has not been released by authorities, believed other people were in danger and was within his rights to use his gun following the Sunday robbery, said San Antonio police spokesman Officer Doug Greene. The wounded suspect was hospitalized in critical condition Monday; the second suspect, who shot and wounded two people in the Rolling Oaks Mall while running

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"Good Samaritan" shoots robber in Texas

San Antonio police stand guard at an exit to the Rolling Oaks Mall after a deadly shooting Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in San Antonio. Authorities say several were injured after a robbery at the shopping mall. AP Photo/Eric Gay

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Police: ‘Good Samaritan’ shot robber who had killed man

HOUSTON (AP) — A “good Samaritan” shot and wounded an armed robber at a San Antonio mall after another man was killed while confronting two people who had just held up a jewelry store, a police spokesman said Monday.

The licensed concealed handgun holder, whose name has not been released by authorities, believed other people were in danger and was within his rights to use his gun following the Sunday robbery, said San Antonio police spokesman Officer Doug Greene. The wounded suspect was hospitalized in critical condition Monday; the second suspect, who shot and wounded two people in the Rolling Oaks Mall while running away, was captured later Sunday.

“It was obvious it was a very dangerous situation and that lives were being threatened and (the two robbers) were armed with weapons and … the good Samaritan with the (concealed handgun) license could have been injured as well,” Greene said. “We just

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Concealed Handgun Owner Shoots Armed Robber

A man with a concealed handgun shot an armed robber who killed a good Samaritan during a confrontation at a San Antonio mall on Sunday, reports the Austin American-Statesman.

The man killed was 42-year-old Jonathan Murphy, who was unarmed but tried to stop two robbers outside of a jewelry store. The man with the concealed weapon saw the shooting and fired at one of the robbers, wounding him. His name was not released. Neither were the names of the robbers.

“It was obvious it was a very dangerous situation and that lives were being threatened and (the two robbers) were armed with weapons and … the good Samaritan with the (concealed handgun) license could have been injured as well,” said Doug Greene, a San Antonio police spokesman. “We just ask people to use their best judgment when they get into situations like this.”

Murphy was at the jewelry store with his wife when

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San Antonio police: ‘Good Samaritan’ shot robber who had killed man

HOUSTON—A “good Samaritan” shot and wounded an armed robber at a San Antonio mall after another man was killed while confronting two people who had just held up a jewelry store, a police spokesman said Monday.
The licensed concealed handgun holder, whose name has not been released by authorities, believed other people were in danger and was within his rights to use his gun following the Sunday robbery, said San Antonio police spokesman Officer Doug Greene. The wounded suspect was hospitalized in critical condition Monday; the second suspect, who shot and wounded two people in the Rolling Oaks Mall while running away, was captured later Sunday.
“It was obvious it was a very dangerous situation and that lives were being threatened and (the two robbers) were armed with weapons and. The good Samaritan with the (concealed handgun) license could have been injured as well,” Greene said. “We just ask people

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