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Soldier Defends Himself with Gun in Home Invasion(NC)
fortbragg.patch.com ^ | 4 June, 2012 | Kelly Twedell

Posted on 06/05/2012 4:40:27 AM PDT by marktwain

Recently a rash of home break-ins have been occurring in Fayetteville. Friday, June 1, Michael A. Pistner, of Whitechapel Road, in the Rockfish area of Fayetteville had his home broken into around 4:45p.m.

According to Hoke County Sheriff, Hubert Peterkin, the soldier was in his residence when the back door of his house was kicked in. Pistner then fired a handgun at the three intruders, wounding Gregory Paul Lowrie, 21.

Lowrie was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he remained in critical condition and has yet to be charged, Peterkin said.

Samuel Arthur Bernard Sweeney, 19, of Cambridge Arms apartments in Fayetteville, is charged with breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit larceny with bail set at $500,000, according Peterkin.

Sweeney was a graduate of Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville.

It is not known if the home had a home security system.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; nc
Fort Bragg. Training proving its worth.
1 posted on 06/05/2012 4:40:37 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"It is not known if the home had a home security system."

One perp in the hospital, 2 others arrested...

I would say it has an adequate security system

2 posted on 06/05/2012 4:58:22 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: marktwain

“It is not known if he has a home security system”.

LMAO...Sounds as if he does!!!

8^D


3 posted on 06/05/2012 5:01:26 AM PDT by The SISU kid (I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.)
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To: SERE_DOC

All a security system does is make noise. Its useful to wake you up and shorten the time criminals will spend in your home.

What companies like ADT won’t tell you is that it takes several minutes for them to acknowledge the alarm and even longer for the police to respond assuming they have nothing more important to do. Criminals know this.


4 posted on 06/05/2012 5:08:56 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain
It is not known if the home had a home security system.

What a moronic statement.

5 posted on 06/05/2012 5:13:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: driftdiver

I assume that any criminal who would kick down your back door and come into your home while you are inside, is ready to kill you, rape your wife and, steal your property.

That man should be ready to die when he enters and should get his wish.

The best security system in this instance, is a firearm in the hands of someone who knows how to use it


6 posted on 06/05/2012 5:15:31 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: marktwain

Whitechapel Rd and Hoke County.

That’s Raeford - not Fayetteville.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 5:26:35 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: driftdiver

“What companies like ADT won’t tell you is that it takes several minutes for them to acknowledge the alarm and even longer for the police to respond assuming they have nothing more important to do. Criminals know this.”

Yes, it is best to be armed and call the police yourself. However, I don’t see a better solution for protecting an empty home or one occupied by kids too young to shoot someone.

Also, you might not have a chance to get on the phone if you are fighting for your life.

I don’t think having a system is bad in addition to being armed.


8 posted on 06/05/2012 5:27:35 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: The SISU kid

Here is one of the perps - a white African-American.

http://wwwcache.wral.com/asset/news/news_briefs/2012/06/04/11169265/sweeney-220x165.jpg


9 posted on 06/05/2012 5:27:35 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: marktwain

They only name two of the perps. One must be a juvie. It’s too bad he didn’t pink the juvie, too. Now he will skate away unpunished.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 5:29:52 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: Mr. Wright

Oh no. Not Sweeney! He was getting his GED, aspiring rapper, going to college, good to his kids, sang in church, it was a mistake, got in with the wrong crowd, wrong place at the wrong time.


11 posted on 06/05/2012 5:31:03 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: driftdiver

When seconds count the police are just minutes away!


12 posted on 06/05/2012 5:31:47 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: jboot
I meant "the juvie will skate away unpunished" of course. I wasn't implying that anything should happen to the soldier. He deserves a reward.
13 posted on 06/05/2012 5:32:23 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: varyouga

If I am kicking in doors, the two places I wouldn’t do it are Fayetnam and Jacksonville NC


14 posted on 06/05/2012 5:32:25 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

LOL.


15 posted on 06/05/2012 5:33:42 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: Venturer

I agree with most of your post. An alarm will wake you up or alert you that someone has entered.

More importantly the existence of an alarm tends to deter most criminals.


16 posted on 06/05/2012 5:42:24 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain
Kelly Twedell, Ft Bragg Patch
It is not known if the home had a home security system.
(head shaking) Kelly, Kelly, come on.

You're an Army Wife and hubby's stationed at Ft Bragg. Where as you know, there just happens to be about a gazillion soldiers who are trained to kill with one hand. Like the 82nd Airborne - many already Ranger qualified - and Special Forces [Unless things have really changed at the JFK Special Warfare Center??? (/s)], to name two of the dozens of units that call Ft Bragg home.

So would you like to rethink that last line about 'a Security System'? (we all make an oops now and then)

17 posted on 06/05/2012 5:45:54 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: marktwain

Wish he could have cooked all three of the turds.


18 posted on 06/05/2012 5:50:50 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: AppyPappy
Don't forget to add to that list.
That Sweeney also had: ' A job interview 'tomorrow'.'

And, 'he was really turning his life around'
...................

19 posted on 06/05/2012 5:53:12 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: driftdiver

I’ll take a good dog over an alarm system any day of the week. A good dog will wake you up even before your home is breached. And they’re a great deterrent too!


20 posted on 06/05/2012 5:57:48 AM PDT by lwd
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To: marktwain

Nice shooting!


21 posted on 06/05/2012 6:13:35 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: lwd

Dogs are good, but an alarm system doesn’t require you to pick up its hot steaming crap using a little plastic bag.


22 posted on 06/05/2012 6:22:49 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Venturer

At 4:45 PM, too. Perps clearly were intent on evil.


23 posted on 06/05/2012 6:32:32 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: AppyPappy

You mustn’t forget that he was “getting his act together.”


24 posted on 06/05/2012 6:35:37 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


25 posted on 06/05/2012 6:36:35 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: driftdiver

I use an entrenching tool and an empty plastic plant bucket, but then I’m primarily picking up from my own fenced back yard. And it’s typically at ambient temperature, not hot and steaming.


26 posted on 06/05/2012 7:01:27 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: driftdiver
All a security system does is make noise. Its useful to wake you up and shorten the time criminals will spend in your home.

I read a suggestion that you place your car keys alongside your bedstand (if you have the kind with the remote unlock, etc.). Hear a noise? Click the remote to fire off the car alarm. Buys you a little more time and might scare off the more skittish types.

27 posted on 06/05/2012 8:55:09 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: AppyPappy

Yes, I agree with your statement 100%.

Even the Marine and Army wives at those places are tougher! Really!


28 posted on 06/05/2012 10:11:51 AM PDT by baileybat
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To: driftdiver
"Dogs are good, but an alarm system doesn’t require you to pick up its hot steaming crap using a little plastic bag."


29 posted on 06/06/2012 2:44:16 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: driftdiver

I used to install home alarms. I once had a single mom if the alarm was all she needed. I told the truth. I don’t do alarms anymore.


30 posted on 06/06/2012 2:56:05 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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