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Senior Citizen Scares Off Burglar With .357 Magnum

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YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — Detectives are still following up on a case where a 90-year-old man thwarted an attempted burglary by shooting in the direction of where the burglar was trying to break-in.

According to Youngstown’s The Vindicator, around midnight the senior citizen heard the sound of glass breaking on his front porch.  Shortly afterwards, he heard knocking on his door.  Realizing this wasn’t Edgar Allen Poe’s poetry in motion, he grabbed his handgun but did not answer the door.  Yet more rapping, rapping on his back door.

It was following this rapping, though, that the would-be burglar decided he couldn’t wait any longer and broke the glass on a porch window.  The homeowner levelled his .357 Magnum and let off one round in the direction of the robber.  The robber decided to immediately beat feet – his whereabouts and identity completely unknown.  It’s likely that robber will be returning nevermore.

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GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun…

GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun is a Glock 26 in a Lenwood Holsters Specter IWB or his Sig Sauer SP2022 in a Dara Holsters Appendix IWB holster.

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  • DB Cooper

    Not surprising, the sound of a .357 going off is about enough to make someone spontaneously sh*t themselves

  • Jim

    To bad they missed now every criminal knows to break in and steal the guns at that house.