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Texas burglary suspect calls 911
on homeowner with gun

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:markinalpine, 12/6/2012 1:41:10 PM

A Texas burglary suspect dialed 911 early Tuesday morning to report that an armed homeowner was threatening to shoot him, MyFoxDFW.com reported. James Gerow, the homeowner, told the station that he awoke and discovered a man wearing a dark hoodie inside his Springtown, Texas home. Springtown is a small city Northwest of Fort Worth. Gerow grabbed his gun and followed the man out to a truck in his driveway. With gun in hand, Gerow convinced the man to drop his keys. He told his wife to call 911 and waited for deputies to arrive.

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I enjoy these types of stories. Since this happenned in Texas, my home, the homeowner wasn´t arrested for threatening the poor, unindicted butglar with a (EEK!) gun.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/6/2012 1:45:43 PM     (No. 9052034)

That burglar is very, very lucky not to be dead. The homeowner probably didn´t want to mess up his floor, so he followed the guy outside.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: novakid, 12/6/2012 2:13:15 PM     (No. 9052090)

I love a story with a happy ending.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hot coffee, 12/6/2012 2:19:53 PM     (No. 9052097)

Is this the "gun culture" Bob Costas is whining about?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/6/2012 2:28:52 PM     (No. 9052111)

FTA: "And he said, ‘unlucky.’ Just unlucky.”

On the contrary, Lance - you don´t know how truly lucky you really are.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: The Architect, 12/6/2012 2:42:48 PM     (No. 9052143)

After reading about the depredations of Zippy and his posse all day, its good to read a "Feel Good Story"! Karma is a real b---h ain´t it Lance!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 12/6/2012 2:47:49 PM     (No. 9052156)

Dittos, OP. Don´cha just love "stupid criminals"?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: johnwayne, 12/6/2012 3:13:21 PM     (No. 9052199)

Obviously, a handgun didn´t help this homeowner and he clearly endangered them both simply by the gun´s existence.
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Isn´t that correct, Bob?


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 12/6/2012 3:32:57 PM     (No. 9052230)

When does he tell him it was really a squirt gun?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Namma, 12/6/2012 3:37:07 PM     (No. 9052239)

uh oh...someone will scream racism...man wearing a dark hoodie....tsk tsk

the homeowner with a gun is the exact reason I would move to Texas....awesome..love the story..that burglar is really stuck on stupid....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bob913, 12/6/2012 3:44:36 PM     (No. 9052255)

I was in my apartment when the "manager" tried to get in around 9am. He thought I wasn´t home as my car was in the shop. I saw the deadbolt turn then heard the keys in the main lock which lucky for him did not work!

If I had a gun I wonder if I would have used it.... The blunt instrument I was holding would have worked just fine.

I yelled at the owner of of the building. That "manager" avoids me and he should!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/6/2012 4:40:25 PM     (No. 9052324)

Texas, our castle law? Why isn´t this perp Dead?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: retiredhippy, 12/6/2012 5:08:56 PM     (No. 9052358)

re: #11, Castle law or no, not all gun owners (even us Texans) are itching to shoot someone.
I own several firearms, and would not hesitate an instant to defend my family or self, but no gun owner that I know goes to bed at night dreaming of the ´perps´ he might get to blow away.
Just because you can do a thing, doesnt always mean that thing needs doing.
I commend the homeowner for the restraint he showed.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 12/6/2012 6:16:59 PM     (No. 9052451)

Dilttos, #1 and #3.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 12/6/2012 6:32:40 PM     (No. 9052477)

Mr. Gerow. .45 hollowpoints coming out of a Glock 21 would have made Lance dance. See your local gun dealer today!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Fb2002, 12/6/2012 10:24:32 PM     (No. 9052816)

Bob Costas says our gun culture has no benefits. Ha, idiot liberals do not realize that Texas is a whole lot safer than Chicago because there are more guns in the hands of the good guys.

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