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Burglar Pinned on Front Lawn as Naked Homeowner Holds Him at Gunpoint (VIDEO)
Guns.Com ^ | Mar. 30, 2013 | Chris Callahan

Posted on 03/31/2013 7:16:05 AM PDT by EXCH54FE

“I’m in bed sleeping, I get up, I retrieve my sidearm, I chase him out the front door. I’ve got him pinned on the ground. It’s 4:55 in the morning and I don’t have a stitch of clothing on. I’m basically telling him at this point, ‘Stay on the ground, don’t move, because if you do move, I will shoot you.’”

When the times comes to protect your house, you do what you got to do. This is what happend to Eric Martin, a Utah homeowner who woke up to an intruder in his house this past Thursday. The suspect, Clinton Keller, had made his way through various rooms in the home before being noticed. As his girlfriend called 911 and his 8 year old son lay asleep, Martin who was naked only holding his sidearm chased the burglar out on to his front lawn. The suspect ended up tripping over his duffle bag, where Martin held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

“I said, ‘Do you know what I have pointed at you?’ He said, ‘No,’ and I said, ‘Do you want to know?’ and he of course doesn’t respond to that one, so I tell him, ‘Let me explain, I’ve got a .9mm pointed at you with high-velocity hollow points in the chamber.’

The police lauded Eric Martin for his actions in handeling the situation. The suspect Clinton Keller was booked on residential burglary and theft.

“Imagine five police cars and seven officers rolling up to a scene with a naked man holding a weapon pointing at someone, and holding him down on the ground,” Martin said. “The police got a kick out of that.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; selfdefense
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1 posted on 03/31/2013 7:16:05 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

That’s why I never sleep in the nude.


2 posted on 03/31/2013 7:17:18 AM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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To: MNDude

I would have been wearing a tee shirt.


3 posted on 03/31/2013 7:19:12 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Beware, beware, beware of the naked man holding the gun pointed at your head.


4 posted on 03/31/2013 7:19:13 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing--- Joe Pine)
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To: EXCH54FE

5 posted on 03/31/2013 7:20:37 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Vaquero

like a computer dongle


6 posted on 03/31/2013 7:20:40 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing--- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw

Randy Newman the amazing human?


7 posted on 03/31/2013 7:21:49 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Randy is all over the place when he isn’t voting for Obama...Here’s hoping his cumulative (California+Federale+ lots more) taxation is higher than what Bill Mahaer was griping about last week


8 posted on 03/31/2013 7:25:55 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing--- Joe Pine)
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To: EXCH54FE; martin_fierro
As his girlfriend called 911 and his 8 year old son lay asleep, Martin who was naked only holding his sidearm chased the burglar out on to his front lawn.

He was naked only? The author could use a few judiciously place commas, or a crash course in "How Americans Use English.

You'd think a person with a young child in the house would have some clothes on. Was his girlfriend also naked?

9 posted on 03/31/2013 7:26:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Your only naked when you don’t have a gun.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 7:31:31 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: EXCH54FE
‘Let me explain, I’ve got a .9mm pointed at you with high-velocity hollow points in the chamber.’

Mine would be, "let ME explain. I have a Governor pointed at your brain. Two shots of 45 ACP, two Shots of 45 Long Colt, and two shots of .410 shotgun slugs. It won't matter if they are high velocity or not, or if they are hollow point."

11 posted on 03/31/2013 7:32:17 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Tax-chick

Good grief people.

The man was in bed ! Probably WITH his girlfriend .Who was likely also naked.

The 8 year old was certainly in his own bed in another room.

Do you all make love while clothed?Or immediately dress afterwards?

Should the man have asked the burglar to PLEASE wait while I put on some clothes before getting my gun ?

The immediate threat from what an intruder might do to the man.his girlfriend,and his son was more important than some overly prudish sense of decorum.

I fail to see anything wrong with anyone sleeping nude in their bed.


12 posted on 03/31/2013 7:40:29 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Vaquero

At least a warm pair of socks.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 7:43:50 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Tax-chick

This is my rifle

This is my gun.

14 posted on 03/31/2013 7:45:33 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: EXCH54FE

“Imagine five police cars and seven officers rolling up to a scene with a naked man holding a weapon pointing at someone, and holding him down on the ground,” Martin said. “The police got a kick out of that.”

This happened in Utah. Why wasn’t he wearing his magic underwear?


15 posted on 03/31/2013 7:47:31 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Vaduz
Your only naked when you don’t have a gun.

Happiness is a warm gun    (I think John Lennon said that)

16 posted on 03/31/2013 7:47:39 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing--- Joe Pine)
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To: EXCH54FE

“Naked” means you got no clothes on. “Nekkid” means you got no clothes on and you’re up to something.-——————— Lewis Grizzard


17 posted on 03/31/2013 7:48:01 AM PDT by Southern Partisan (In NYC you can be fined for spitting on the subway. You can, however, throw-up for free.)
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To: EXCH54FE

This is my pistol; this is my gun ....


18 posted on 03/31/2013 7:49:22 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: EXCH54FE; Squantos; mrsmel; dixiechick2000; Mila; WKB; Travis McGee; Pelham
I rarely sleep naked anymore...but I did as a young man all the time...as did most of my female companions.

Nowadays though it's Patagonia synchilla sweats...they don;t make them anymore...damn I love them..no top

wifey wears cami and sweat or silk bottoms

sometimes we forget and go au natural

like in NOLA once at the Sonesta on Bourbon...the dual level suites for anyone who has been there

she and the boys are up early doing room service breakfast which in NOLA is good

i’m naked as jaybird....50 years old...imagine..a body only a good wife could love...I'm no Daniel Craig...and I hear everyone screaming “Daddy Daddy!!!!!...Hunter..(our toddler then) is dying ...he's dying Please God help...Daddy Daddy!!!!!!!!!!!...he's choking to death”

man...I leap up from the bed...asleep for all of 4 hours or so...my exposure slinging about as one can imagine....swinging down the cast iron spiral staircase to the salon where the boys had slept in one cat bounce and..the baby as we still call him today...is lain over barely choking fading out fast ...wifey and all are hysterical...my 7 year old is openly praying aloud

I grabbed up the lad by the heels...smacked his back hard a few times...he choked up a bit

rolled him over and stuck my Hendrix length index finger...thank God...I'm 6'5” ...down his throat and he gagged up a huge chunk of cantaloupe...and vomited all his breakfast everywhere...and most importantly started breathing and sobbing like little ones do...and of course ran for mommy..not that I blame him...I look like a Capital One commercial on good days

>

that was one of those times we were truly blessed...God was in the French Quarter...likely called there a lot come to think of it...it could have gone another way....I was prepared to try a trach...and I am not joking

anyhow...sleeping naked ...rare for me nowadays...has it's vulnerabilities...but the pistol is a nice fashion accessory even to the most bare

19 posted on 03/31/2013 8:08:43 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: EXCH54FE

Police: “Show us your identification!!”


20 posted on 03/31/2013 8:15:00 AM PDT by acad1228 (OKC Thunder!!!!)
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To: EXCH54FE

TTIUWP!!


21 posted on 03/31/2013 8:16:25 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: EXCH54FE
Naked homeowner: ‘Do you know what I have pointed at you?’

Burgar: "Dear God, please tell me it's your pistol!"

22 posted on 03/31/2013 8:17:29 AM PDT by acad1228 (OKC Thunder!!!!)
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To: hoosierham
I fail to see anything wrong with anyone sleeping nude in their bed.

Obviously, it's a matter of personal opinion, and people can have different opinions.

23 posted on 03/31/2013 8:24:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: wardaddy

Good accounting!!! :)


24 posted on 03/31/2013 8:27:27 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing--- Joe Pine)
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To: Tax-chick
He was naked only? The author could use a few judiciously place commas, or a crash course in "How Americans Use English.

LOL!And what was the nekkid guy with he gun doing on the burgler's front lawn, anyway?

Martin who was naked only holding his sidearm chased the burglar out on to his front lawn.

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Yep......proper word usage is dead. :-(

25 posted on 03/31/2013 8:35:16 AM PDT by MamaTexan (Please do not mistake my devotion to fairness as permission to be used as a doormat)
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To: ladyjane

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26 posted on 03/31/2013 8:38:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Tax-chick
You'd think a person with a young child in the house would have some clothes on.

That's why children have their own bedrooms.....

27 posted on 03/31/2013 8:42:43 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: wardaddy
Good daddy.

Blurry screen.

Happy Easter!

28 posted on 03/31/2013 8:42:54 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Shall not be infringed. Period.)
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To: dennisw

Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle.......
......of Ulm.


29 posted on 03/31/2013 8:42:56 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ladyjane
Clinton Keller" Good name for a criminal

Back in the mid-90s I was taking public transportation to work, and every day a woman would board with a toddler.

Whenever the toddler would get out of his seat and start to wander off she would call to him, ”Clinton, come back and sit down.”

Every day I thought to myself, “Geez lady. Why didn't you just name him ‘scumbag’?”

Always wanted to say it aloud. Never did though.

30 posted on 03/31/2013 8:43:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Vaquero

LOL! There is a MPFC reference for nearly every situation in life.


31 posted on 03/31/2013 8:45:31 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Shall not be infringed. Period.)
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To: ladyjane
TTIUWP!!

TTIJFWP!!

32 posted on 03/31/2013 8:48:30 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: EXCH54FE
A similar situation happened to my friend Brad's brother Mark. Mark lived in a Dallas, TX suburb. One hot summer night, he awoke to a burglar in the house. He grabbed a .357 Magnum revolver and chased the burglar down while in the buff. With the burglar spread-eagled on the ground, Mark yelled for the neighbors to dial 911 because he'd caught a burglar.

The cops arriving at the scene saw Mark, naked as a jaybird, pointing his pistol at the perp on the ground. It was obvious to the cops Mark didn't have any concealed weapons. The cops corralled the suspect, Mark changed into some clothes to give a statement, and the neighbors got a good show. It turned out the burglar was responsible for quite a few home invasions. No word as to what the burglar's buddies in jail thought of him being apprehended by a guy in the nude with a pistol.

33 posted on 03/31/2013 9:07:17 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: EXCH54FE

the police were “handeling” the situation? Were they playing some Handel while they were handling the situation?


34 posted on 03/31/2013 9:08:44 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: wardaddy

Great story. One for the great-grandkids.

Thank you for sharing.

I have a sleeping naked story as well, but not so dramatic.


35 posted on 03/31/2013 9:18:26 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: driftless2
Must've been his Fireworks Music, ja?
36 posted on 03/31/2013 9:19:02 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: EXCH54FE
Anyone remember the Michael Caine scene from “Get Carter” (1971)?

London gangster Michael Caine is sleeping naked with a girlfriend, he grabs a double barreled shotgun from under the bed, and chases two rival gangsters out the front door and onto the sidewalk in his birthday suit.

Ever since, I have slept in my jockey shorts and a tee shirt.

37 posted on 03/31/2013 9:20:32 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

At least a warm pair of socks.

I don’t think he had cold feet!


38 posted on 03/31/2013 9:29:04 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: EXCH54FE
I always sleep in the nude and always have my 9mm with hollow points right on my night stand if someone was to break in me and the weapon will be first to greet the burglar
39 posted on 03/31/2013 10:18:17 AM PDT by bikerman ("A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it you wont need one again.)
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To: wardaddy
Just wanted to compliment you. That was a nicely written anecdote.

PS: Royal Sonesta NOLA ... not inexpensive but definitely the finest hotel in the Quarter.

40 posted on 03/31/2013 10:43:17 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: wardaddy

Call it the Wardaddy Manuever!

Prance in on breakfast butt-nekkid and everybody fros up!

(lol)


41 posted on 03/31/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: MNDude

I always sleep in the nude.

The way I figure, the perp’s uncontrolled laughter can only help me to disarm him.


42 posted on 03/31/2013 2:24:44 PM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: wardaddy

We really need your in put over here
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3002688/posts


43 posted on 03/31/2013 3:42:38 PM PDT by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: wardaddy

Ignore previous post

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3002688/posts


44 posted on 03/31/2013 3:44:19 PM PDT by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: dennisw

Tks Dennis

Always a pleasure to see a post from you


45 posted on 03/31/2013 10:06:13 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: marktwain

Well we got lucky
Our little man lived to continue to be a joy

Man the older one gets the lighter u sleep...no question


46 posted on 03/31/2013 10:08:22 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: katana

Indeed for the action its hard to beat

Everyone should stay there in a Bourbon st second floor balcony at least once

My kids have all done it with us

As I did with my own folks 50 years ago

Like Commanders or Galatoires or long gone Fitzgerald’s....you gotta at least do it once


47 posted on 03/31/2013 10:12:21 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Thanks


48 posted on 03/31/2013 10:18:41 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: EXCH54FE

Is that a gun in your hand, or are you glad to see me?


49 posted on 03/31/2013 10:20:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MamaTexan

“Yep......proper word usage is dead. :-(.”

Now a days, they only teach ‘em how to be Leftist journalists, has nothing to do with grammar or with truthfulness.


50 posted on 03/31/2013 10:28:14 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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