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Tucker Woman Fights Back Upon Finding Teens in Her Home

Woman wrestles with, fires gun at suspect during Tuesday morning break in.

A Tucker woman fought back against one of two teens who broke into her home Tuesday morning. Credit: Patch file
A Tucker woman fought back against one of two teens who broke into her home Tuesday morning. Credit: Patch file
A Tucker woman took matters into her own hands when a neighbor called her shortly before 8:30 Tuesday morning to inform her that someone was breaking into her Lee Street home.

According to DeKalb police spokesperson Mekka Parish, the woman returned to her residence to find two teenage boys inside. Surprised, one of the youths fled out the back door, but the other tackled the woman while attempting to exit the premises.

As the two struggled, the woman was able to grab her gun and fire “several rounds at the suspect as he fled” Parish wrote in an email.

Police, who had been called by the neighbor, arrived on the scene to capture and arrest both suspects.

The boys, ages 16 and 17, are local residents who were skipping school according to police. Their names have not been released and there were no injuries suffered during the incident.

Brett February 13, 2014 at 03:37 PM
Bloodthirsty is your word and my point remains that shooting someone that breaks into your home has nothing to with being bloodthirsty in my opinion. That is all.
Pam Scoggins February 13, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Oh lord lol, Dee how "would" you feel if you had a gun or any type of weapon pointed at you in your house by someone that took it upon themselves to break in and rob you or to harm?? You may not be bloodthirsty but I think thats the word you used, but I know you would do something, just like this woman did, these were not just "kids" they were teenagers that were skipping school and had no business in her house, and she probably had no idea if they had a weapon, and like me I wouldnt care if they did or not, you come into my house or on my property and want to cause or do harm you better be prepared. By the way I do have a permit and a gun. How are you going to defend yourself or your family if you dont cause harm to someone that tackles you in your house??
dee_knott February 13, 2014 at 06:29 PM
I don't think you read what I said Pam, I didn't say I wouldn't cause harm to someone to defend my family I said I would never be happy to cause harm to another. Brett, the definition of "bloodthirsty" is enjoying or encouraging bloodshed or violence, especially as a spectator..etc. So when I initially made a comment on this I was speaking to the comments that said things like "Sadly the thugs didn't get lead poisoning" "Good for her just to bad she did not hit and kill 3" "Too bad she didn't shoot them" So you are right shooting someone that breaks into your home doesn't have anything to do with being blood thirsty. We agree. So again I just wanted to say that I am glad that nobody was hurt in this situation, the homeowner or the teenagers.
Summer February 22, 2014 at 07:56 PM
To my teenagers, thugs, criminals etc.... Are getting away with breaking into homes robbing people of what they worked so very hard for, and doing so many other awful things. I don't blame her for using her right to bear arms. And protecting her possessions. Yes they maybe material things but this is what she worked for, sacrifice for and who knows what else she has done to improve her quality of life for some ones child who more than likely had a lack of good parenting to come And take what belongs to her. Something needs to be done .
Summer February 22, 2014 at 07:57 PM
To many of them are getting away with this.

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