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Woman, 72, foils burglary

Holds suspect at gunpoint for police

March 29, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN — Police say a 72-year-old South Side woman on oxygen held a man at gunpoint in her home Wednesday evening after he crashed through her porch window and onto her couch....

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jsabalo

Mar-29-13 1:46 AM

Good.

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john01

Mar-29-13 4:44 AM

"You broke into the wrong house and I'll kill you"

Wow she is one cool customer and obviously no one to be fooled with !!

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WarrenProud

Mar-29-13 5:36 AM

Too bad that scumbag isn't dead. That will teach him to never burglarize a 72 year old woman again.

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DoubleDipper

Mar-29-13 6:34 AM

Good for her! I bet the homey boy is embarrassed. Too bad for him, now he can have some nights at the jail where he belongs.

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Butterfly1023

Mar-29-13 6:59 AM

Way to go Mrs. Underwood :):):):)

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escaped

Mar-29-13 7:04 AM

"No one answered a reporter's knock on Underwood's door on Thursday...." Be glad, dummy. Be very glad.....

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motherof2

Mar-29-13 7:06 AM

This is awesome. Women don't have to be victims. I probably would have kept shooting...

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ohcwby

Mar-29-13 7:20 AM

LOL

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Cherokeegirl1

Mar-29-13 8:10 AM

GOOD FOR HER. This Is A Great Story. Well Armed Women, Yes. We need To Protect ourselves from moron like that idiot . Id love to shake her hand. Im so glad she is Ok, and Glad she held him for the Cops, No one should fall pray to a loser. Stand up and protect what is yours. : )

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imback2cu

Mar-29-13 8:19 AM

I love it...:)

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WarrenOmy

Mar-29-13 8:31 AM

This story needs to go national!!! If everyone did this there would be a whole lot less of this type of crime. This makes a theif think twice!!! Great Story!!!

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thebear402

Mar-29-13 9:03 AM

This hits very close to home. Two punks broke into the home of my former neighbor, who was in his 80's at the time, and beat him so badly he was sent to a nursing home and died there. I wish he had a gun. And I wish this brave woman would have been a better shot.

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GeorgeJetson

Mar-29-13 9:37 AM

Way to go Phibbie!

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BigBear

Mar-29-13 9:45 AM

This lady ROCKS....I love this story!God bless you and your .22. This homey was taken down by a brave senior citizen.hahaha.The line "you just broke into the wrong house" could be straight out of a Clint Eastwood movie.

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builderbob

Mar-29-13 10:01 AM

She needs to go to the shooting range and practice using that gun.But at lease she had a gun to defend herself.A bad shot is better than no shot.

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Billdog

Mar-29-13 10:02 AM

To bad that piece of lead didn't lodge in this POS's head. Now, we have to house, cloth, feed, and take care of useless turd. Next time Phibbie, keep shooting until the dung quits squirming. You are awesome lady.

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mycommonsense

Mar-29-13 10:31 AM

Trib, please put this story on the national wires. Everyone should read this story. Thanks.

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Blessed1

Mar-29-13 12:06 PM

My kind of lady!!!

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Daniel

Mar-29-13 1:05 PM

That Crackhead really did break into the wrong house! Love it! Although totally up to her, I would have put one right between the eyes.

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Herewegosteelers

Mar-29-13 3:16 PM

So this was textbook because she "didnt use the gun until she felt threatened"!? Well guess what, if someone I dont know is in my house, they are getting shot immediately as their presence in MY HOUSE constitutes a threat to me. Who defines when a person should or shouldnt feel "threatened". That is a matter of opinion when I feel threatened by an unknown person being in my house. PS: Good thing she didnt live in a state with one of those idiotic strict gun laws, she would have been the next homicide victim I'm sure. Good for her.

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Twinkles

Mar-29-13 3:57 PM

Hurray!! This is the way it should be.

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Daniel

Mar-29-13 4:22 PM

The Anti gun people seem to be absent from this article.

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Rickyb

Mar-29-13 4:57 PM

She should have unloaded on him, Now she has to replace the broken window.

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PoohBear

Mar-29-13 5:46 PM

The legislation discussed in Washington would in NO WAY interfere with this woman's right or ability to protect her home with a firearm from a forced invasion by this or any other scumbag.

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liemonger

Mar-29-13 6:43 PM

"The legislation discussed in Washington would in NO WAY interfere with this woman's right or ability to protect her home with a firearm "

Really?

Maybe you should know what you're talking about before you post because it most certainly would.

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