Illinois man, 81, uses antique walking stick to beat thieves
An 81-year-old former Marine from suburban Chicago used his grandfather’s antique Irish walking stick to chase off three burglars and deliver one a thump in the head for his trouble.
Dan and Barbara Donovan told the Pioneer Press newspaper group that a man in a reflective vest and mask knocked on their door in Niles on Nov. 4 and said he was a utility worker who needed to check their fuse box due to a recent fire in the area.
Barbara Donovan said while they were in the basement with the man, who was looking at their electric circuit panel, she heard squeaking floorboards upstairs realized something wasn’t right. ...
She bounded up the steps, followed by her husband and the so-called utility worker. When the couple reached the main floor, they found two other men inside, one holding a pillowcase from their bedroom.
Dan Donovan began trying to chase the three men from their house, and that’s when he grabbed his grandfather’s shillelagh ...
“I was trying to find some type of persuasive weapon,” he said. “So I picked up the Irish shillelagh and that turned out to be the equalizer because I managed to chase them out of the house.”
Donovan struck the man with the pillowcase in the back of the head with the stick. The man held onto the pillowcase as he followed his two cohorts outside, but Donovan, who was barefoot, followed, using the shillelagh to deliver blows to the windshield and rear window of the men’s SUV before they fled. ...
Man uses shovel to break into home, homeowner fights back
A Rainier homeowner fought back when an intruder smashed through the family’s glass front door with a shovel early Saturday morning.
“Every dad’s worst nightmare,” said Joey Archer. “I grabbed the shovel and yanked it out of his hand, and he had the butt of it, so I grabbed it, yanked it and hooked him in the head with (it) twice just wham, wham.” ...
I have no idea what this Washington (state) intruder thought he was doing, but the homeowner put him down when he finally attempted to break into the house.
FULL STORY: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/ma...owner-fights-back/EQC6XS2QRBFKXCHO2AHXCF5B6U/
“Better cameras, tighter security and a shotgun and pistol, that’s how we’re going to respond to it and educating our kids and planning, planning to be as safe as possible,” said Joey.
His home is already like a fortress, and he personally defended it well against an aggressive intruder. You'd think he'd feel relieved and even proud. Instead he's upping the ante with firearms -
That's living in fear.
He won't do that again.In this case, the wrong person being messed with is because she has a sister and mother present at the time.
Domestic violence suspect is fatally stabbed, beaten with golf club after victim's mother, sister come to her aid in South Pasadena
A man who broke into a home in South Pasadena and attacked his estranged girlfriend on Saturday morning was fatally stabbed and beaten with a golf club after the victim's mother and adult sister intervened, authorities said.
“He was beating on her sister, and she got the gun and put it next to his head and said if he didn't stop she'd shoot him. He said: 'Yeah, you do that.' He shouldn't oughta said that."
Yeah, it's not wise to taunt the one with the gun. Best to be polite.
I attended a murder scene very much like that, except with a 12-bore shotgun. The deceased’s last words - attested to by at least one uninvolved witness - amounted to, “You haven’t got the balls to pull the trigger.”
Reader, he did, and l got my feet sticky.
Porch pirate steals bait box filled with cat poop
An Ontario woman fed up with package thieves said she left a box of poop on her front porch -- and it was stolen within 40 minutes.
Laurie Pringle of Hamilton said she's had several packages disappear from her front porch during the past three years, so she decided to set out a bait package filled with cat poop. ...
"... I've had a number of packages stolen in the three years I've lived here" ...
"... I have a very clear label for all my Amazon packages, indicating that they should ring my video doorbell. A couple of the couriers that Amazon uses almost never read the label, so that results in my packages being stolen fairly often," she said.
Pringle said the box of poop was stolen within 40 minutes of being set outside.
The homeowner said she captured the theft on video and a neighbor identified the culprit as the same person who had recently swiped a package from their porch. ...
Reminds me of something that happened many moons ago,Ontario woman sick and tired of having her packages stolen from her front porch gets revenge (and a positive ID on the thief) ...
Reminds me of something that happened many moons ago,
A friend of mines dad had his car broken into and a bag stolen, what the thieves didnt know was my friends dad worked with old incontinent folks and the bag was full of soiled adult diapers lol
Very possibly. Although given the language of the period - and it sure does sound authentic - it could also mean exactly what it said. I like the touch where the colliers were rooting her on.Do you think they used the phrase 'noted for her athletic powers' as some sort of...er....slang?