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    Guy should have more of a door on his apartment than cardboard...


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    E. Idaho man sentenced for attempted murder with machete seattlepi.com - ‎Jan 16

    Police say that Thomas on Feb. 22 entered an upstairs apartment in Pocatello and threatened two people with a machete. Police say he then entered a downstairs apartment and threatened two other people, but one of the residents shot him in the upper torso.

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    He'll be upgrading to a balsawood door after that incident. Love how he eases over and puts the chain on as an afterthought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick9 View Post
    He'll be upgrading to a balsawood door after that incident. Love how he eases over and puts the chain on as an afterthought.
    Nah, he'll just put a "No Machete" sign up ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Nah, he'll just put a "No Machete" sign up ...
    It seems to me it was the left foot and leg that was the offending implement allowing entry into the dwelling. The perp was only using the machete for a counterbalance in my view of the video!
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    The door appeared to be an INTERIOR door, not designed for use as EXTERIOR door. Maybe the landlord cheaped-out on construction as interior doors cost way less than exterior doors.

    Interior doors are very much like what you saw in the video: Usually just 2 layers (1 front and 1 back) of very thin luan plywood on a door frame and hollow inside.

    They're often called "hollow-core doors" vs. "solid-core doors" used for external/outside wall doors. You aren't kicking through a solid-core door easily...the lock/door jamb would go first.

    At least the "victims" let the guy come into the room and identified the target rather than just blindly shooting through the door (not a good idea even if you're SURE who is on the other side). Plus, with the assailant THAT close, he certainly was "a clear and present danger."

    Good shoot.

    Whatever, the landlord will have to replace the "cardboard" door NOW, won't he...


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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Nah, he'll just put a "No Machete" sign up ...
    this would have averted the whole crisis!

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