2/01/2015

Two burglars were thwarted by a University of Central Florida student with a gun

Students also benefit from the option to protect themselves.  In the video available here, the male student describes how one of the burglars pointed a gun (what turned out to be a pellet gun) at point blank range right at the student's head.  From WESH.com in Orlando, Florida:
. . . Deputies said the culprits barged into the student's apartment after knocking on the door at the Village at Alafaya Club Tuesday night. 
One of the residents answered the door and was forced to the ground at gunpoint as the men ransacked the apartment, investigators said. 
"He grabbed me by the throat. He took me a little further into the living room and pushed me down and said, 'Don't move. Just stay down,'" UCF student Nour Skargee, 22, said. "They didn't realize my girlfriend was in her room and thank God she was in her room. I yelled, 'Hey, grab the gun.'" 
The second victim, Sable Nehme, ran to her bedroom, retrieved her gun and pointed it at the culprits, deputies said. . . .
Two quotes that do a good job of describing how
Intended victim Sable Nehme: "when he saw the gun, he turned right back around, darted out and both of them fled the apartment" 
Intended victim UCF student Nour Skargee, 22, said : "If we didn't have a gun, it would have been game over. They were bigger than me, bigger than both of us. We had no way of stopping them. The gun was the one thing that made them run."
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Blogger Occam said...

A quibble: The crooks in this case are best described as armed robbers, as they used force to deprive someone of property. As they also entered a building with the intent to commit a crime therein they are also burglars, but, as you know, armed robbery is a far more serious crime in the eyes of the law.

Keep up the good work!

2/02/2015 3:59 PM  

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