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Resident shoots man on his property (TX)
Forth Worth Star-Telegram ^ | December 21, 2006 | DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.

Posted on 12/21/2006 7:49:02 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger

FORT WORTH — The two warning signs at Abel Sisneros home should be enough for trespassers.

The sign of the front door says: “Warning. Nothing inside is worth risking your life for. Owners of this property are armed and highly skilled to protect life, liberty and property from criminal attacks.”

And consider the sign on the front window: “No trespassing. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be shot again.”

But Sisneros, 25, said Thursday he still had to shoot a man in his home early Thursday after the man broke down the front door and entered the home.

“With all those signs, he still tried to get in,” said Sisneros, an AutoZone sales manager who goes to the firing range at least once a month. “I can’t believe it.”

The man was identified as Sheldon Reece, 32, of Fort Worth, who suffered a gunshot wound to his knee, according to Fort Worth police reports.

The shooting happened about 1:22 a.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of Edgewood Terrace South.

Sisneros said he has lived at the house for the past six years without any major problems.

Early Thursday, Sisneros sat in his bedroom and surfed through channels on his television.

“I heard a light pounding on the front door,” said Sisneros, who was on his Christmas holiday break from work. He lives in the two-story home with his fiancee. “I wasn’t expecting anyone.”

Sisneros said he grabbed his 9 mm pistol and stood at the top of stairs when the man broke through the locked front door and fell down.

“He didn’t say anything,” Sisneros said. “I then just fired two shots.”

The man groaned, then ran to the back of the house. He stayed in a hallway until police arrived.

“He couldn’t get out of the back way and he knew I was still in the front of the house, so he was trapped,” Sisneros said. “When the officers arrived, they led him out the back door.”

Initially, Fort Worth patrol officers seized Sisneros’ handgun, but they returned it a few minutes later after sorting out the details.

Fort Worth police could not be reached Thursday.

The shooting was the second in three days involving homeowners defending their property.

Early Tuesday, another homeowner shot and seriously wounded a man he found in a detached garage on his property.

The homeowner told police that he believed that the man was burglarizing his home in the 4600 block of East Berry Street.

He fired a shotgun once at the man, hitting him in the chest, police said.

Investigators believe that the wounded man, identified as James Robert Jones, 40, had just been sleeping in the garage.

Jones was listed in critical condition Thursday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

The homeowner told police that he was moving out of the house but had gone with a friend to check on the property shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The homeowner was questioned Tuesday and released. The case will be presented to the Tarrant County district attorney’s office to determine whether charges will be filed, Fort Worth police said.


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The sign of the front door says: “Warning. Nothing inside is worth risking your life for. Owners of this property are armed and highly skilled to protect life, liberty and property from criminal attacks.”

And consider the sign on the front window: “No trespassing. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be shot again.”

And the guy still broke in. What an idjit.

1 posted on 12/21/2006 7:49:05 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger
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2 posted on 12/21/2006 7:49:15 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger ("I am here to fight evil and exchange good-natured barbs." - The Tick)
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3 posted on 12/21/2006 7:52:22 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger ("I am here to fight evil and exchange good-natured barbs." - The Tick)
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To: DaveLoneRanger


Woman, 80, thwarts armed robber

Cashier rings up would-be robber

Store Owner Fights Back in Robbery Attempt
4 posted on 12/21/2006 7:55:17 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger ("I am here to fight evil and exchange good-natured barbs." - The Tick)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

If he had broken down my front door the police would still be looking for body parts my dogs chewed off.


5 posted on 12/21/2006 7:55:52 PM PST by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: DaveLoneRanger

You've got to be smoking crack to break into a home in Texas. Even if my car was broken down, I still wouldn't walk up to any TX home. I'd be doing the shoe leather express!


6 posted on 12/21/2006 7:57:48 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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To: AZRepublican

hmmm, my dog probly woulda jumped up and licked him on the face.


7 posted on 12/21/2006 7:59:40 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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He will probably get sued for not posting his signs in spanish (and cartoon form for all those who cant read)....
8 posted on 12/21/2006 8:01:02 PM PST by wodinoneeye
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To: mamelukesabre

My dog would bark as he's leaving.


9 posted on 12/21/2006 8:01:21 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I live in FTW, and have driven down that section of Berry Street several times.
Let's just say that I kept my doors LOCKED.
One less idiot in the gene pool. How freakin' STUPID do you have to be...?


10 posted on 12/21/2006 8:01:36 PM PST by PalestrinaGal0317 (I wasn't born in Texas; I just got here as fast as I could!)
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To: Letaka


11 posted on 12/21/2006 8:05:04 PM PST by Shimmer128 (Joy is not in things, it is in us)
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To: 1rudeboy

Ha. One of those eh? When I was a kid and a paperboy, there was a dog that waited to bite you untill you turned around and started walking away. He never barked or growled. He just silently walked up behind you and CHOMP! right on the achilles tendon. Luckily he was old fat and slow. He only got me once, the first time. But he tried every day after that for 2 years. I think he was part lab and part cockerspaniel...and part devil.


12 posted on 12/21/2006 8:09:30 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

I think my dog simply has separation anxiety.


13 posted on 12/21/2006 8:10:21 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Ok that's funny.

In fact, that would make a good joke for a standup comedian.


14 posted on 12/21/2006 8:16:02 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Hey, Dave.....

No gunfire here, but some great citizens reponded.....

"Would-be carjackers attacked a pregnant woman in a Cub Foods parking lot in St. Paul Wednesday night, police said today.

The 36-year-old St. Paul woman had cuts, bruises, a swollen eye and bumps on her head, but the 7-month-old fetus was reportedly unharmed, said Tom Walsh, police spokesman. Paramedics took the woman to United Hospital in St. Paul, where she spent the night, he said.

The woman was getting out of her car in the parking lot at 1440 W. University Ave. to go grocery shopping at 10:45 p.m. when two teens approached her and struck her in the face and head numerous times with a glass bottle, Walsh said.

A witness told police, "One guy was kicking her in the head and back, the other was stomping her head into the asphalt," according to a police report.

The teens took the woman's purse and, because a crowd was gathering, ran away, Walsh said.

A man chased one of the suspects and yelled at him to drop the woman's purse, which he did, Walsh said. But the teen turned around and intimated he had a weapon, so the man stopped chasing him. Police caught the 16-year-old boy at University Avenue and Pascal Street and arrested him, Walsh said.

Not long after, officers arrested 18-year-old Justin Shelton, who they said was the second suspect, at his St. Paul home. Shelton and the 16-year-old were being held on suspicion of assault."


15 posted on 12/21/2006 8:20:04 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Hey Sheldon... you blew your Darwin Award. Better luck next time.


16 posted on 12/21/2006 8:23:31 PM PST by upchuck (How to win the WOT? Simple: set our rules of engagement to at least match those of our enemy.)
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To: wodinoneeye
No. He'll sue because the sign says that survives will be shot again.. and he was only shot once.. False advertising

~D
17 posted on 12/21/2006 8:32:19 PM PST by dcrider182 (Islam.. it's not a religion. it's a cult... and needs to be eradicated ASAP!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
You've got to be smoking crack to break into a home in Texas. Even if my car was broken down, I still wouldn't walk up to any TX home. I'd be doing the shoe leather express!

My dog has an obsession with visiting the neighbors dog. The batteries ran down on his shock collar and he of course went to my neighbors house a few hundred yards away. This is a rural area and everyone is armed and polite. The next day I went to get my dog and apologized for the escape and told him that I knew where the dog was but was a little bit afraid to go poking around his house at 1AM in the night. His response was that he was afraid to bring the dog back at 1AM in the night. I like my neighbors and where I live!

18 posted on 12/21/2006 8:38:35 PM PST by cpdiii (Oil Field Trash and proud of it, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

"Fort Worth police could not be reached Thursday."

Heh. Yeah, we give 'em Thursdays off...


19 posted on 12/21/2006 8:51:56 PM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I saw a sign once that said "Trespassers will be violated"!


20 posted on 12/21/2006 9:11:21 PM PST by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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