From WCHS ABC TV in Kanawha County, West Virginia on Thursday, February 19th:
. . . Eight people were inside the pharmacy in Pinch when the suspect came through the door about 9:45 a.m.
Kanawha deputies said the man, identified by Kanawha deputies as Terry Gillenwater, 25, of Quick, was wearing a mask over his face.
From KLTV in Tyler, Texas about a home invasion in Van Zandt County (just east of Dallas):
. . . According to the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, they received a 911 call from a homeowner on Texas State Highway 19 north of Canton, in rural Van Zandt County.
From WXIA TV (Channel 11) in Atlanta:
A 23-year-old National Guard member foiled an attempted robbery at a DeKalb County restaurant Sunday night.
It happened at the Sonic in the Belvedere Plaza shopping center near the intersection of Memorial and Columbia drives.
. . . the victim, Joseph Toombs, was waiting in line at the drive-thru when he saw three suspects approach him on foot.
An attempted robbery of a 67-year-old black man by two other men occurred in Cobbs Creek Park, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, February 4th (click on the above picture to enlarge). The park is a little west of the Philadelphia Zoo. The police chief says in a video to NBC 10 News: “to be quite frank with you, [the permit holder] did what he had to do.” From the Delaware County Daily Times:
Mlive.com reports on an 11-year-old in Lapeer County, Michigan who was able to protect herself against two home invaders.
An 11-year-old girl used the shotgun she normally keeps to go hunting with her father to scare off a robber in her home, police said.
The girl was alone at her North Branch Township home on Five Lakes Road about 3:45 p.m.
Students also benefit from the option to protect themselves. In the video available here, the male student describes how one of the burglars pointed a gun (what turned out to be a pellet gun) at point blank range right at the student’s head. From WESH.com in Orlando, Florida:
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CPRC’s John Lott discussed the Michael Woodard defensive gun use case in Canada with Brian Lilley. The Idaho case that Brian mentions is available here.
As the police say, the pizza delivery woman “had no other choice” and she would have been in real danger if she hadn’t had her concealed handgun permit. From Fox News:
The employee was making a delivery in Decatur, Ga., Sunday night when a man approached her vehicle, forcing her onto the ground at gunpoint, according to the DeKalb County Police Department.
There were two men who tried to rob a Papa John’s Pizza delivery driver on Sunday evening in DeKalb County Georgia. DeKalb County Police Department Capt. Stephen Fore told WSB-TV said: “She arrived at the location and a male began approaching the vehicle she thought was there to pick up the pizza.…
From CBS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth about a case in Southlake, Texas:
A North Texas man is being heralded a hero after police said he held a man at gunpoint who was assaulting a woman.
The tense standoff broke out on Friday near the intersection of Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard.
Witnesses reported seeing a man standing in the middle of the street pointing a gun straight at the passenger of a red vehicle with the door open.