Monday, January 07, 2013

Heartwarming Story

  • The Loganville mother of two assumed the knocks on her front door Friday afternoon were from a solicitor.

    “Don’t answer,” she yelled to her 9-year-old twins playing downstairs.

    When the visitor began repeatedly ringing the doorbell, she called her husband at work.

    “Get the kids and hide,” he told his wife.

    As he dialed 911, his 37-year-old spouse, who works from home, collected the children and hid with them in a crawlspace adjoining her office. By that time, the intruder had forced his way into the three-story residence on Henderson Ridge Drive with a crowbar, authorities said. He allegedly rummaged through the home, eventually working his way up to the attic office.

    “He opens the closet door and finds himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver,” said Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman, who relayed the woman’s narrative to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He asked that her name be withheld.

    The woman fired six bullets, five of which hit Paul Ali Slater in the face and neck area, Chapman said. But Slater was still conscious.
And as it turns out, still alive - the only thing that disappointed us about the entire story. But seriously, who doesn't love a heartwarming story of a mother protecting her children in the face of a career criminal? Always remember, when seconds count, the police are minutes away.

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58 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again SCC, a great read! :coffee:

1/07/2013 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MSN called the mother "trigger happy" in the original article and then later removed the reference. The media sure likes to play their games

1/07/2013 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Who needs a 30 round mag.? She needs a 30 round mag along with anyone else who wants one.

1/07/2013 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous xcop7903 said...

And remember boys and girls, make sure that your personal protection piece is loaded with fresh, jacketed hollow point or hydro-shock ammunition. Stay safe!

1/07/2013 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and now you know why Obama and Quinn and Emanuel and Preckwinkle and Acevedo and all the rest don't want people to own guns.

1/07/2013 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an absolutely brave woman. And a really great shot! Now this is a story that should be stuck in the face of the two conniving corrupt state legislators who want to ban guns. Thank God this woman had that weapon and was not afraid to use it to protect herself and her kids. We all have the right to protect ourselves and family. Cullerton and Madigan could care less. After all they are well protected along with their fanilies.

1/07/2013 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice work lady

1/07/2013 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just renewed my NRA membership for two years. That story inspired me and warmed the cockles of my heart. Say, what the hell is a "cockle" anyway?

1/07/2013 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Mom !!!

1/07/2013 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

What the hell kind of ammo was she using?

Five in the face and neck and still breathing?

Maybe there's something to this baseball bat thing... I'm gonna get me one of those so I can finish him off!

My story would be that I hit him with the bat, but he still kept attacking me so I got my gun.

1/07/2013 04:35:00 AM  
Anonymous AND IN OTHER NEWS... said...

Leftover NATO Funds To Help Improve Chicago Parks

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-city-news-parks-nato,0,3341684.story

Gee, why not use these funds for the police pension, since the City owes that pension fund anyway? After all, our officers did such a fine job during the NATO protests... or does that make too much sense?

1/07/2013 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think she has a better hit ratio than 80% of our dept.

1/07/2013 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
...and now you know why Obama and Quinn and Emanuel and Preckwinkle and Acevedo and all the rest don't want people to own guns.

1/07/2013 01:56:00 AM


Preckwinkle says the criminal justice system in Cook County is unfair because there are so many black people in Cook County Jail, way out of proportion to how many black people live in the county, that is proof to how unfair the courts are,

1/07/2013 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should stick the politicians wanting to ban guns on the west side without their armed security protection and see how safe they feel hanging out in the area. Bet they would change their minds about gun ownership real fast. It's always the people that don't know shit about shit that make up the rules. I have a constitutional right to own a gun and I will be damed if anyone is going to take it from me...

1/07/2013 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a single mother in the warzone I thank God she was able to protect her children. I am on the fence about having a gun, but after reading that I think I know what I need to do. keep keeping it real ssc, someone gotta tell the truth. Stay safe coppers!

1/07/2013 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cockle is the common name for a group of small, edible, saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Cardiidae. Various species of cockles live in sandy, sheltered beaches throughout the world.

1/07/2013 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In English, the slang phrase "the cockles of my heart" is used to refer to the ventricles, typically in an expression of delight, such as, "That music warms me to the cockles of my heart." This is possibly because the two sides of a cockle shell resemble a heart shape. The Latin diminutive of the word meaning "heart" is corculum, while the Latin name of the ventricles is cochleae cordis, literally "snails of the heart."

1/07/2013 07:03:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I hope asshole didn't make too big of a mess .

He won't be around to clean up after himself .

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

1/07/2013 07:03:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I would be happy to show you my cockle .

Do you like white wine appetizers?

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

1/07/2013 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for her ~ what a great outcome!

1/07/2013 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it when a plan comes together!

1/07/2013 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it! Send a copy to Sen. Diane Feinstein

1/07/2013 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good ole 'Rahm-it-downyourthroat' Emanual doesn't care.......

He and Feinstein never heard of Nazi Germany.......gun confiscation,,, concentration camps ?????

1/07/2013 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'd probably charge her if this was in Cook county.

1/07/2013 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When seconds count, the police are minutes away." A very prescient observation, SCC. But what do the studies/statistics say about the likelihood that the gun in your home will be used to save you versus used against you, or someone else, or by you or someone else in a suicide/ND? I'm not sure these one-off stories about guns saving people are all that persuasive. Also don't count the ones involving off-duty cops, who are trained in how to use the weapon.

This from someone not in favor of drastic gun control, only reasonable restrictions.

1/07/2013 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that's Karma at its best!
Remember though Rahm says we need stricter gun control and to basically unarm innocent homeowners.

1/07/2013 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also here's another question for you good coppers -- what do we know about the relationship between burglary and sexual attack? Does the burglar rape because the at-home victim presents him with an opportunity, or in some cases is the burglary itself a sort of sexual turn-on for the offender, who perhaps hopes to find a victim at home? In LA we used to call these "hot prowls."

I think that despite the odds that a gun is more likely to be used against you or in an accidental shooting or suicide, if I'm a young woman living in the city, I want one handy. I don't want government telling me I can't have one.

What representative examples do we have in which it would have made a difference? Fifty years ago this coming summer, the Wylie/Hoffert murders shocked Manhattan. If Janyce Wylie could have accessed a load pistol quickly enough (not clear that she could have, had the weapon been available), that awful crime would have been averted. Of the 506 homicides in our city last year, about how many of them involved home invasions/hot prowls? Or do we have numbers on sexual assaults done during hot prowls, where victim survives?

How 'bout some facts?

1/07/2013 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes the mother was trigger happy. Happy that she could pull the trigger of a gun to fire it into the home invader to protect herself and her children. Too bad she did not completely end his reign of terror. But mama and the babies are still alive and safe.

1/07/2013 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm happy that she took care of her family but a bit disappointed she didn't save the taxpayers money by ensuring the scumbag didn't make it to trial.

1/07/2013 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Always remember, when seconds count, the police are minutes away.”

The police aren't minutes away for Rahm, Burke, and all the other elitist politicians. For them the police are right there because they have 24/7/365 police bodyguards.

As far as they are concerned screw everyone else.

1/07/2013 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great story! It made me proud. The only sad part is that the shit head is alive and stealing CO2. The story also made me just re-new my NRA membership for two years. Go to nra.com

1/07/2013 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1:11 AM. it's Hydra-Shok ammunition and yes, I also use it. Good stuff.

1/07/2013 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
...and now you know why Obama and Quinn and Emanuel and Preckwinkle and Acevedo and all the rest don't want people to own guns.

1/07/2013 01:56:00 AM

Yes. Because she killed another democrat voter. That's bad for their numbers. He could have bred another ten democrats before he was killed.

1/07/2013 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to libs, she should have cowered in fear until the police showed up in 10-15 minutes. I'm sure the guy just wanted a cup of coffee and to chat.

I assume she'll be sued now. Impressive shooting though.

1/07/2013 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great shot, God bless. Her, Needs a bigger gun this should of. Been a kill on that pos!

1/07/2013 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, Fuck handguns, in this situation I would have taken his head completely off with a Guage. Dead Men Tell no Tales.

1/07/2013 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A cockle is a small saltwater clam. Mighty tasty, too!

1/07/2013 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and now you know why Obama and Quinn and Emanuel and Preckwinkle and Acevedo and all the rest don't want people to own guns.


Yes cause you'll be more likely to kill there shitbird voter base. And we cant have that how will they get re-elected with all the criminals getting shot or god forbid going to actual prison

1/07/2013 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its couldn't or could not care less......if you could care less the u can really could care less.

1/07/2013 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Cook County Burglars that get caught are put on probation or house arrest,Shoot to kill.

1/07/2013 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This proves once and for all that we have to get the guns out of the hands of these mothers with children. What if she had missed? What if he had gotten the gun from her? What if she shot her own kid by accident?, ...... (sarcasm off)

We could spend all day talking about what if's. What if she hadn't been armed? We'd be reading a sad story about a dead mom and her dead kids. That's the only what if I care about.

1/07/2013 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I was her husband I would buy her a Glock 21 sf loaded with hornady red tip .45's! That genius would have robbed no more!

1/07/2013 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was one of the best stories I've read in months.Why can't someone on rham's detail show this to him?NO BALLS? Madigan cullerton asscevado read up, thats why you will never get the guns. We have the RIGHT to protect our selves and our loved ones!!! God bless this woman, we should all be proud of her.FUCK MSN!!

1/07/2013 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A cockle is that thing the mayor has up his assle.

1/07/2013 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 8:20 said
"Also don't count the ones involving off-duty cops, who are trained in how to use the weapon. "

F$%# off. just because someone is a cop and went through a little bit of training means jack.

People cant on one hand say that a non-skill jag mo with a semi-auto becomes a pro killer and someone defending themselves with the same semi-auto may not have the training of the police.

Most cops (not all) qualify once or twice a year! few shoot more than that. Very few cops have ever even fired a gun in anger. So assuming the badge and a little training at an academy 10 years prior makes them experts is sad.

Being a combat I can pretty much say I have fired more shots in anger than 90% of law enforcement. I spent 8 years in the service shooting several times a week when not deployed. Stop yourself from buying into the fact that cops are the only ones "trained" or proficient in firearms. Too many neglect this core skill that may one day save their lives, and are abetted by politicians that dont budget time for training or ammo for them to be better.

Lets face it, the idea that cops are trained is pushed by politicians and those that know little about the daily life of law enforcement. They want to create this separate magical class of people. Cops are just people. most have a week or so of basic gun training and a trip or two to the range a year. more training than the average soccer mom, but most cop training is about the law and procedures.

Get an education before you start spouting off about who is qualified and not.

SCC, not knock on cops, but maybe someone should explain to these idiots how bad chicago is for training and practice for their so called "trained experts".

1/07/2013 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was lucky to have the gun. Saved herself and her children. A lot of courage.

1/07/2013 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I swear the flaming hots make these fuckers into unkillable zombies.

1/07/2013 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, keeping a gun in the house leads to someone getting shot.

1/07/2013 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love happy ending. Glad everyone is fine except the shit bag. I guess he will never burglarize that house again. Give the lady a medal.

1/07/2013 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hubby needs to get her a 9mm with 15+1 rounds of Speer GoldDot 124gr.

1/07/2013 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yQEOxOSAx4


Guaranteed one shot stop on any of these mutant predators.

1/07/2013 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heart warming story. Thank you. Glad the lady and the kids weren't hurt. Who knows what he could've done? Justice!

1/08/2013 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is that she'll probably be traumatized for life along with her kids. The career criminal should have been locked up or dead long before he had the opportunity to make her acquaintance. At least they lived to tell and we have the picture of that magical moment when he realized he made a very poor decision getting out of bed that day.

1/08/2013 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I love it! Send a copy to Sen. Diane Feinstein

1/07/2013 07:53:00 AM

Give this woman a bravery medal and have Feinstein present it to her and the family. HBO could have a pay-per-view, would make millons. Then HBO can donate the money to gun rights movement, have Ted Nugent host event.

1/08/2013 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger JB said...

Good job by her!

1/08/2013 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evidently the home invader has 6 prior arrests and was just paroled in 2012 while serving time for simple battery.

It's usually always the usual suspects.

1/08/2013 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to bad she was not a better shot!
MS

1/08/2013 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the fact that Joe is in the hospital feeling a lot of pain and looking at a long prison sentence. Someone else along the line will finish the job.

1/13/2013 08:29:00 AM  

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