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Armed veteran in wheelchair
thwarts home invasion

Associated Press, by Staff Writer

Original Article

Posted By:Hermoine, 1/25/2013 8:11:21 AM

ATHENS, Ga. — Authorities say a U.S. Army veteran who uses a wheelchair wielded a pistol to run off a man who broke into his home near Athens. The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/11Wcnjg) that 53-year-old Mark Sikes was in bed at his home in western Clarke County around 1 p.m. Wednesday, when someone kicked in his front door.

Comments:
Saw this on the local news last night...they did a more extensive story, with the news anchor actually saying, "Glad he had that weapon nearby."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/25/2013 8:30:13 AM     (No. 9138202)

Mr. Sikes knew better than to rely on the police for protection. This event is an excellent example of why it is incumbent for people, especially the most vulnerable people in our society, to keep at least one equalizer in their homes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 1/25/2013 8:49:19 AM     (No. 9138246)

Thwarts? Sad, so very sad....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/25/2013 8:52:31 AM     (No. 9138255)

How horrible!! Oh, the violence! He should have just talked to that young man, offered him a hot meal and a little sympathy, and I´m sure all would have been fine.

These gun nuts just want to shoot some one!! /dripping sarcasm

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/25/2013 8:54:03 AM     (No. 9138262)

As the ex-MILS I work with would say, ´´Hooah!´´ Dittos on the ?thwart designation. Perp should have been shorted-out in the mainframe!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: melman, 1/25/2013 9:02:01 AM     (No. 9138287)

So very wrong. If he were a good democrat he would have allowed himself to be a victim, a Martyr to the cause of disarmament.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 1/25/2013 9:58:22 AM     (No. 9138434)

I only regret that he didn´t kill the thug.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/25/2013 10:16:25 AM     (No. 9138488)

It would have been far nobler for the veteran to allow himself to be beaten and robbed, than to rise to the violence of holding a gun. Weak liberals refuse to defend themselves, and they demand by law that we sink to their level.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/25/2013 11:10:07 AM     (No. 9138630)

Wealthy leftists who are the loudest to propose gun control, usually hire their own armed security guards. Rosie O´Donnell and Dead Ted Kennedy are two examples of that.

The risk to the veteran for not shooting the criminal is that the criminal may come back with some friends.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: shepsmum, 1/25/2013 11:32:22 AM     (No. 9138701)

Y´all are right. I wonder what the vet did to make the intruder hate him? And now, the young intruder´s self esteem is probably hurt.


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