With all the reports of daytime break-ins, it sounds like staying home unexpectedly in some suburban neighborhoods is more dangerous than a stroll through South Chicago, well, any time. wral.com has the story: “Chris Griffin said his wife, who had stayed home sick from work, heard a noise around 11 a.m. and then saw two men outside her house. When she heard them start kicking in the back door, she hid in the bedroom closet with a cellphone and a pistol.” That’s when one of the yoots decided to see if there was anything worth grabbing in the closet . . .

The men ransacked the house, and when they opened the closet door, she fired at them, Griffin said. One man was struck, authorities said.

They ran toward a neighbor’s house looking for help.

“I heard somebody out at the road. He was hollering, ‘Help me,’ waving his arms, jumping up and down trying to stop traffic,” Crumpler said. “There was another guy in the background. I heard him hollering, ‘Help me. I’ve been shot in the chest. I’m dying.'”

The wounded man then started toward Crumpler’s house.

“He started in this direction. I stepped inside and got my revolver,” he said. “I told him to hold it.”

The man then ran into the woods, Crumpler said.

Michael Bynum (above) was arrested while is pal Christopher Joseph will be joining him once the hole in his torso closes up. As we’ve said before, home carry.

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57 Responses to Defensive Gun Use of the Day: What’s Behind Door Number 1 Edition

  1. Home’s the only place I CAN carry in Jersey, but this is why I do it – and why I train my wife in using the shotgun and pistols.

    • Same here, though I did get to pack my G19 in a SuperTuck on a recent trip to PA. It was nice to be free, if only for a few hours.

  2. The wounded man then started toward Crumpler’s house.
    “He started in this direction. I stepped inside and got my revolver,” he said. “I told him to hold it.”

    Tell me I’m not the only one who was expecting the next line to read “The man crumpled onto Crumpler’s lawn” or some variation thereof…

    • Like the story about a guy named Justice shooting an intoxicated stranger named Zoe Ripple for stumbling uninvited into his bedroom in the middle of the night?

      • It’s hard to imagine being trigger-pullingly frightened by a drunk Zoe.

        Oh, I’m certain that at the time it was different, but Zoe just doesn’t conjure up a dangerous image.

        What’s in a name?

    • I want all you people that have been shot to stop bleeding on my lawn. It is very disconcerting to have blood on my grass. It means I have to water more in order to wash it off.

  3. A criminal is a criminal, no matter the color. Here in Utah, it’s predominantly Caucasians who you see on the wanted posters…

    • Actually, it’s predominantly caucasians who you see…anywhere. And I definitely agree with your first sentence, too.

    • I don’t give a damn what color somebody is as long as they behave themselves.

      The flip side of that is that I don’t give a damn what color somebody is if they don’t behave themselves.

  4. “The wounded man then started toward Crumpler’s house.“He started in this direction. I stepped inside and got my revolver,” he said. “I told him to hold it.” The man then ran into the woods, Crumpler said.”

    — That was like really funny. Imagine going from one gun owning house to the second. Those two thuggies really had a bad day.

  5. Seek cover, sure, but why do people hide in closets? If you don’t want to confront your burgular, run out the opposite door. If you want to confront your burgular, do it as soon as they’re in the house or sooner! If they start firing back when you’re in the closet, you’re boned! But, I know panic can make for some bad decsions.

    • Like Biden said, “Just shoot through the door.” No really, flee or fight, but don’t waffle by hiding, cause it might get you killed. When you hide you are trapped.

      • I’ve wondered this in the past few DGUs involving people at home. The woman in Georgia and now this woman climbed into a closet or hid somewhere. If anyone come into my house I will wait for them in one bedroom behind the bed which has a perfect view of the top of my stairs. This way they can come through the fatal funnel with nearly no options. It also makes it very difficult to shoot me. I will also have my AK and not one of the handguns if time permits. I’ve told my wife (Ukrainian so I hope she knows how to use an AK) to grab the AK and wait upstairs for the idiots to climb the stairs and then let them have it.

  6. Be nice, usually trolls have some sort of deficiency within their personal lives and the internet is all they have. They know they would be laughed at and mocked in real life, so the web is a perfect haven.

    Maybe I should start an Adopt-A-Troll drive and maybe we can convert them to normal contributing members of society?

  7. Only a “hole in his torso?” I was hoping for a happier ending like “he bled out and died.” I guess I’m just an incurable romantic at heart. 🙂 What caliber did she hit him with?

  8. The Japanese have 2 terms for Trolls which translate into the following abbreviations NHK and NEET which describe pathology anti-social, unemployed shut ins, young men with NO social skills “who spend much time with tissue in hand”
    Of course in Canada they all think they are Jim Cary

    • “Of course in Canada they all think they are Jim Cary”

      I used to live in Canada. I did not think I was Jim Carry. You, Sir, are wrong!

  9. ‘I Just Put Three Rounds in His A**’: Dramatic 911 Call Captures Oklahoma Man Shooting Home Intruder After Police Couldn’t Arrive Fast Enough

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/22/i-just-put-three-rounds-in-his-a-dramatic-911-call-captures-oklahoma-man-shooting-home-intruder-after-police-couldnt-arrive-fast-enough/

    link to just the 911 call:

    http://pages.poncacitynews.com//sound/N%20Pine%2013004595%20edited.wav

    From what I understand his wife was upstairs with another gun just in case he couldn’t stop him downstairs.

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