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    From Wednesday's Freelance Star
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    http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/F...2022009/511605
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    Resident's gunshot sends intruder fleeing from home
    Shot fired at intruder in Spotsylvania
    Date published: 12/2/2009
    BY KEITH EPPS

    A Spotsylvania County
    man fired a shot at a man who broke into his home early Tuesday, police said.
    The shot missed the intruder, but it scared him out of the home, 1st Sgt. Liz Scott said.
    Scott said the incident occurred about 2 a.m. in the area of Three Cedars Lane off Leavells Road. Deputies responded to a call about a burglary in progress.
    The victim, who was in the home alone, told police that he was in bed watching television when he heard his dogs barking in the back yard.
    He then heard footsteps in his home, and moments later saw a man standing at the end of his bed holding a metal pipe.
    The victim grabbed a nearby gun and fired as the intruder was saying something. The intruder cut short his comment and left; nothing was taken.
    "I don't think the suspect realized that [the victim] was going to do something like that," Scott said.
    The suspect was described as a white man in his mid-20s, 6 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket with a black hood.
    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 540/582-5822.
    Keith Epps: 540/374-5404
    Email: kepps@freelancestar.com
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    Little curious what the heck the intruder was going to say...not that I would have given him the chance either, but I have to wonder.

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    SaltH2OHokie wrote:
    Little curious what the heck the intruder was going to say...not that I would have given him the chance either, but I have to wonder.
    "Is this where the party is?"

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    Probably about to say "Hey, That's a nice shotgun you got there..."

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    I just have one question...how in the "h," "e," double hockey sticks did he miss a 6'5" target at a range of less than 10 feet?

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    adreneline?

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    OBE!

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    SaltH2OHokie wrote:
    Little curious what the heck the intruder was going to say...
    Greetings earthling, I bring you the pipe of destiny which contains the entire knowlege of our advanced civilization. Should you use it wisely you will save your planet from extinction and may rule yourgalaxy.... what is that short pipe you have??? <BANG> sweet garfaing-niblets, I'm outa here...

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    fully_armed_biker wrote:
    I just have one question...how in the "h," "e," double hockey sticks did he miss a 6'5" target at a range of less than 10 feet?
    Good Lord, man. It's not unusual for someone in highly stressful situation to miss a target at close range.

    It would be, however, useful to know exactly what happened and what the intruder actually did, where he stood, how he exited, etc.

    I wonder, too, precisely where the gun was...

    I'm glad the victim was not... er,...a victim. Good on him for being prepared to defend himself.

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    SaltH2OHokie wrote:
    Little curious what the heck the intruder was going to say...not that I would have given him the chance either, but I have to wonder.
    Hi, is your wife home? I'm the plumber and I'm here to lay some pipe.

    Sorry, couldnt resist.....
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    ProShooter wrote:
    SaltH2OHokie wrote:
    Little curious what the heck the intruder was going to say...not that I would have given him the chance either, but I have to wonder.
    Hi, is your wife home? I'm the plumber and I'm here to lay some pipe.

    Sorry, couldnt resist.....
    That ain't funny Jim. I near spit coffee on my keyboard again and the S is still sticking from the last time.

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    TFred wrote: Link corrected and verified in original post.
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    peter nap wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    SaltH2OHokie wrote:
    Little curious what the heck the intruder was going to say...not that I would have given him the chance either, but I have to wonder.
    Hi, is your wife home? I'm the plumber and I'm here to lay some pipe.

    Sorry, couldnt resist.....
    That ain't funny Jim. I near spit coffee on my keyboard again and the S is still sticking from the last time.
    Sorry Don. It probably wasn't appropriate but hell, that's just what came to mind!
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    streetdoc wrote:
    Link corrected and verified in original post.
    I shoulda PM'd you... I keep forgetting we can go back and edit!

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    See this is where I think Gun Control would have helped. Of course by Gun Control I meant hitting your target...

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    SaltH2OHokie wrote:
    Little curious what the heck the intruder was going to say...
    I thought this was Broadview Security -- my bad!

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    ProShooter wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    SaltH2OHokie wrote:
    Little curious what the heck the intruder was going to say...not that I would have given him the chance either, but I have to wonder.
    Hi, is your wife home? I'm the plumber and I'm here to lay some pipe.

    Sorry, couldnt resist.....
    That ain't funny Jim. I near spit coffee on my keyboard again and the S is still sticking from the last time.
    Sorry Don. It probably wasn't appropriate but hell, that's just what came to mind!
    If you would quit drinking while reading this board you wouldn't have that problem.



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    Wolf_shadow wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    SaltH2OHokie wrote:
    Little curious what the heck the intruder was going to say...not that I would have given him the chance either, but I have to wonder.
    Hi, is your wife home? I'm the plumber and I'm here to lay some pipe.

    Sorry, couldnt resist.....
    That ain't funny Jim. I near spit coffee on my keyboard again and the S is still sticking from the last time.
    Sorry Don. It probably wasn't appropriate but hell, that's just what came to mind!
    If you would quit drinking while reading this board you wouldn't have that problem.


    But its just coffee!
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    ProShooter wrote:
    Wolf_shadow wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    SaltH2OHokie wrote:
    Little curious what the heck the intruder was going to say...not that I would have given him the chance either, but I have to wonder.
    Hi, is your wife home? I'm the plumber and I'm here to lay some pipe.

    Sorry, couldnt resist.....
    That ain't funny Jim. I near spit coffee on my keyboard again and the S is still sticking from the last time.
    Sorry Don. It probably wasn't appropriate but hell, that's just what came to mind!
    If you would quit drinking while reading this board you wouldn't have that problem.


    But its just coffee!
    The game warden gave me a ticket once for stirring my coffee with an arrow.
    Claimed I was using poison on them.

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    Remind me to NEVER accept a cup of coffee from you then. LOL
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    peter nap wrote:
    The game warden gave me a ticket once for stirring my coffee with an arrow.
    Claimed I was using poison on them.
    BUWAHAHA

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    The Wolfhound wrote:
    Remind me to NEVER accept a cup of coffee from you then. LOL
    Laast week I asked the waitperson at Cracker Barrel if he had any really old coffee...like a week or so. He said he'd double brew some. Grapeshot and Skidmark told him to bring them the same. I'm not the only one that hates hot colored water.

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    eyesopened wrote:
    See this is where I think Gun Control would have helped. Of course by Gun Control I meant hitting your target...
    No, It would have helped if he had his...Eyesopened!

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