First of all, regarding the gruesome beheading in OKC, I saw this excellent Tweet:
And just in the last 24-hours, three other stories in similar vein:
A parolee found himself in the wrong house and at the wrong end of a gun this morning. Bryan Keith Sutterfield, 31, of Mountain Home, is back behind bars thanks to a man who caught him allegedly burglarizing a house, according to Sheriff John Montgomery.
Cpl. Kristofer Savino responded to a 911 call about 9:45 a.m. on County Road 69 near Maple Hollow Lane. The caller reported he had caught a man burglarizing his mother’s home and was holding him at gunpoint in the front yard. According to the sheriff, the caller had caught the interloper inside the house carrying a box of jewelry and detained him as he called 911.
Meanwhile, in California… From the Turlock City News:
Around 10 p.m., a victim was standing outside of her home on the 2500 block of Crowell Road when she was approached by a male subject.
The suspect allegedly pulled the victimâs hair and held a gun to the back of her head, said Turlock police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
She was ordered to go into her home to retrieve her purse for the suspect, but instead reached for protection.
According to Lewis, the victim acted as though she was unlocking a safe with her purse in it, but opened a gun safe and pulled a handgun on the suspect.
The suspect immediately fled out of the front door, said Lewis.
Meanwhile, at a store in Virginia… From the Suffolk News-Herald:
He came in the door with a handgun and demanded money, Simmons said. He then raised the gun up as if about to fire.
âI didnât think that was real cute,â Simmons said.
Simmons drew his own weapon and chased the robber out the door with four rounds, he said.
âI inspired him to get out of town,â he said.
I understand that criminals are becoming the largest donators to gun control groups.