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PanBaccha 02-13-2012 01:08 PM

Who Today Is Safe At Home?
 
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Goes to show you no one is truly safe in the comforts of their own homes.


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A Laurel County man shot a man with his gun after waking up to find intruders inside of his home. It happened just before 12:30 this afternoon at 17 Old Whitley Road.

"It all happened so fast. I don't really know what I was feeling," says Bobby Lee, a Laurel County resident.

Lee was asleep inside of his home with his two year old daughter, Zoey, by his side when he woke up to find a man in his bedroom and two other intruders inside.

This wasn't the first time that Lee's home has been broken into, " I've been burglarized before at a different home. I bought that gun sometime ago and I've practiced with it several times and run the scenario through my head of someone breaking in my house and I was just prepared."

Lee hoped he never have to put that practice to use, but when it came to the safety of his daughter, he says there was no other option.

"I keep it on top of a tall chest that she can't get to. I keep it up there unloaded. While me and the guy was staring one another down, I had time to grab my gun and load it. I put one in the chamber and was in pursuit of him," adds Lee.

After shooting one of the intruders in the chest with his pistol, the three burglars attempted to flee the scene.

"The three of them got into a Ford Explorer and was trying to flee the scene and their vehicle broke down on them, I guess. They just stopped and I told them to get out of the vehicle now and then some people that live down the road, I stopped them and asked them to call police. They did. They were trying to pay me and bribe and get out of it any way that they could. This guy was standing here shot in his shoulder. They was trying to leave and I was like you guys ain't leaving until the police gets here," says Lee.

Lee says it was a scary afternoon inside of his home and he's just thankful his little girl was unharmed, "I'm happy I protected my family. That is something you can take pride in."

All three of the accused intruders are in jail. The man shot, 31-year-old Jimmy Farmer, his brother Dudley Farmer and a woman, Leslie Hicks

texaswoodworker 02-13-2012 01:18 PM

Nope, your never really safe anywhere, thats why you have to be prepared. I'm glad it ended well for the guy.

Ranger-6 02-13-2012 01:22 PM

Looks as though he did not have an alarm system. The outcome could have been entirely different if he had. I go to bet he gets one in the real near future.

PanBaccha 02-13-2012 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Ranger-6 (Post 707231)
Looks as though he did not have an alarm system. The outcome could have been entirely different if he had. I go to bet he gets one in the real near future.

Or at least nature's alarm system in the adoption of a dog. :)

JonM 02-13-2012 01:46 PM

My xdm is on my belt all day when im not at work. Even sitting playing xbox i got my gun on me.

LONGHAIR 02-13-2012 05:01 PM

I'm safe as long as my gun is in arms reach...or I feel safe anyway.....

BlueTurf 02-13-2012 05:13 PM

I am in the habit of locking my doors even while I am home. I have three small dogs who bark at every sound they hear. I think they even bark when they hear a fly buzzing around outside. If someone were to try to get into my house my dogs would go nuts with their barking. This would give me enough time to get my hands on a firearm. If someone persisted in forcibly entering my house with the dogs barking I have to figure they are up to no good. It doesn't matter which firearm I grab because I am very familiar with all of them. Of course, I don't grab a gun every time my dogs bark. I would try to make an assessment of the situation and determine what action was warranted, even if it had to be done very quickly.

partdeux 02-14-2012 01:31 AM

dogs are an early warning system... I've learned to differentiate my yappy little mutts barking because they hear a noise from barking because they want to warn me. It's a different bark. Steel/foam door with reinforced strikers. Doors are always locked. Firearms are usually (but not always) within arms reach. Somebody coming in is going to make some noise before they get in the house.


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