Oklahoma Mom Shoots, Kills Intruder After 911 Operator Gives OK

Sarah McKinley, a young mother whose husband died of cancer in mid-December, shot and killed an intruder on New Year’s Eve who had broken into her home while she was alone with her 3-month-old baby, Yahoo! News reports.  From the news story:

Sarah McKinley says that a week earlier a man named Justin Martin dropped by on the day of her husband’s funeral, claiming that he was a neighbor who wanted to say hello. The 18-year-old Oklahoma City area woman did not let him into her home that day.

On New Year’s Eve Martin returned with another man, Dustin Stewart, and this time was armed with a 12-inch hunting knife. The two soon began trying to break into McKinley’s home.

As one of the men was going from door to door outside her home trying to gain entry, McKinley called 911 and grabbed her 12-gauge shotgun.

McKinley told ABC News Oklahoma City affiliate KOCO that she quickly got her 12 gauge, went into her bedroom and got a pistol, put the bottle in the baby’s mouth and called 911.

“I’ve got two guns in my hand — is it okay to shoot him if he comes in this door?” the young mother asked the 911 dispatcher. “I’m here by myself with my infant baby, can I please get a dispatcher out here immediately?”

The 911 dispatcher confirmed with McKinley that the doors to her home were locked as she asked again if it was okay to shoot the intruder if he were to come through her door.

“I can’t tell you that you can do that but you do what you have to do to protect your baby,” the dispatcher told her. McKinley was on the phone with 911 for a total of 21 minutes.

When Martin kicked in the door and came after her with the knife, the teen mom shot and killed the 24-year-old. Police are calling the shooting justified.

Image: 12-gauge shotgun, via Shutterstock.

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  1. by SA

    On January 6, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Some more info about this story:

    Her uncle commented a few times too on that post^. I also saw on another post that she had been having an even rougher time lately than reported, as her dogs were poisoned & she was being stalked or harassed. She’s had a very rough couple of months.

  2. by Don Canard

    On January 18, 2012 at 12:15 am

    busted a cap in his trash a55. Best wishes to you and your child, may good fortune ride with you.

  3. by Pat Mohr

    On January 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

    You go girl. Everyone should be ready to defend themselves it might cut down the number crimes if the criminals knew they might die instead of getting a slap on the wrist.

  4. by SCOTS999

    On February 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Well done to this young lady- had this been the UK, she would have been hung out to dry.

    hope you and your baby are safe- this piece of filth got what he deserved……….

  5. by mary

    On February 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    The police as well as judges and attorneys where I live have always told me “shoot first, ask questions later.” Kudos for this mom doing what she needed to to protect herself and her baby. Had it been me, I probably wouldn’t have even asked if it was okay to shoot the intruder.

  6. by Peter Ossop

    On February 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

    The man asked for it but that will not protect her from families that let their kids run wild and then blame everyone else when they get what they deserve. It’s a real shame that this poor woman was preyed on by scum a few weeks after her husband’s funeral, but she did the only thing she could and it was the right thing to do in the end.

    May she know God Almighty’s protection from those evldoers who prey on the vulnerable. Indeed, she already did, for the weapon was there when it was needed. It’s a pity the British are not protected the same way. Their police will arrest the victim!

  7. by UK Bob

    On February 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Im in the Uk and its so refreshing to read such a story. Had this woman lived in the UK she would have been charged with murder and her baby certainly taken away and put up for adoption. It would have made no difference her attacker was carrying a knife. In the Uk you basically have to allow your self to be harmed or you face prosecution. If you do defend your self youi must only use reasonable force. In other words she would have somehow had to subdue and defeat her knife wielding attacker with a tennis racket or something.

    Americans should be thankful they have a constitution which allows them the right to defend themselves. Never ever let any politicians interfere and change your constitution or you will find your self living in a Police State hell hole like the UK where you have almost zero rights across the board.

  8. by sudhansu

    On February 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    you have done a good service to yourself and society. thanks

  9. by Big Fan!

    On February 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I just want to say how proud I am of this young mother! She had the guns available, knew how to use them, and followed through. That’s what they are for!!! Way to go!!!

  10. by dan ruffing

    On February 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Question – Why doesn’t this act of self defense get more publicity. This girl did everything right, but the liberal media just won’t report it. Way to go girl, I know its hard to take someones life, but left with no choice, it was clearly the right thing to do.

  11. by Ryan

    On March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

    You go, Okie.

  12. by koonohiokala

    On March 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

    well done lady!

  13. by jim

    On March 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

    only question i have is did she bag the second guy too?

  14. by BrucD

    On March 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Better to be judged by 12 than carried by six. Lock and load.

  15. by no bullshit

    On March 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Good for her, she did the right thing, he showed up with his dirt bag friend, banishing a knife, wow what a way to make an entrance. and an even better exit.

  16. by Jo Dern

    On March 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Sounds like a clean shoot to me dude.


  17. by vette66

    On March 7, 2012 at 10:08 am

    When minutes count, call the police. When seconds count, call the gun. Glad I live in a carry state, open and concealed.

  18. by John West

    On March 8, 2012 at 7:53 am

    A clear case of suicide! Anytime someone forces someone else to kill them, private citizen or police officer, it’s suicide. All that intruder had to do to stay alive was not be a criminal. No one ever tried to shoot me. Of course, I don’t go around breaking into other peoples’ houses either! The bible also backs up the use of force for self defense. You did the right thing, sad though it is.

  19. by Carl Vandevender

    On March 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Lord Bless her and keep her from guilt. Let her not see the man she killed in her child or her sleep.
    Good job and justified.

  20. by bill daly

    On March 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Strike! Go Girl, When they break down a door or come through a locked door, or enter your Home without an invitation and with a knife or gun, shoot first and ask questions later, By all means Shoot to Kill or a lawsuit may be brought against you for assault.

  21. by john galt

    On March 12, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Thank you for saving me the tax money to keep the perp incarcerated.

  22. by BUMP

    On March 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I have wondered what happened to the other guy who was also trying to break in to the house. I would guess he hauled ass out of the house, but he was just a guilty as the dead dude and should have been changed with murder because of the death of the other guy. Does anyone know?

  23. by Dennis Carman

    On March 28, 2012 at 9:38 am

    The sad thing is that this shooting will stay in her head for the rest of her life and slowly over the years it will diminish. But she did what was right!!!!
    She wouldn’t have to do that if we had laws with real consequences.
    We should be following the lead of some other countries. If a person commits a crime, not only do the authorities look at the nature of the crime, they also look at the probability of the offender repeating. If they believe they will repeat, they are culled from society. Perhaps it’s tough, open to mistakes, open to some abuse but having been in those countries, you also know you are relatively safe. Essentially zero tolerance for bad behavior. If we had that here, we would have far, far less crime because the consequences are so severe. The U.S. is a criminals haven to some degree.

  24. by beverly davis

    On April 1, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I pray you won’t feel guilty. There is no man woman or even animal that wouldn’t do what they had to to protect their child. HOney, you did that, we all would.

    God bless you! Prayers and thoughts for you sweetie.

  25. by briban49

    On April 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Like William Saroyan said in In the time of your life,live. “If the time comes in the time of your life to kill,kill with no regret”.

  26. by gmrocks

    On May 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Wow! What a woman! Only 18 and to have endured and preservered!! She is a prize !! You can bet she won’t be single long ! A modern day Heroine!

  27. by JoLee

    On May 2, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Bump- The other intruder had not entered the house. He fled, but later turned himself in to police.

  28. by Brian

    On May 2, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Love a story with a happy ending

  29. by Romona

    On June 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Good for you girl!!! Already signs of an awesome teen mom!!! :) I’d have done the same thing, but might not have asked for permission to do so! Kudos girl!!

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  31. by Sheila

    On July 12, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Atta girl, you were right, you had that baby to consider.

  32. by Highway

    On July 17, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Where in the transcript with the 911 operator
    did that operator say ok shoot him/them.
    The operator said do what you have to do to defend your Baby. Big difference then saying ok shoot him/them. Misleading headline by Holly Lebowitz Rossi the writer.
    But we all agree she did the right thing shooting the wacko and defending herself and her baby.
    Way to go Girl may you find peace and happiness in lifes pathway.

  33. by mark

    On July 27, 2012 at 6:23 am

    I didn’t see or hear anyone give her the OK to kill anyone.The operator told her to do whatever she had to do to protect herself and her baby but not once did she give her the OK to kill.Get your shit right.This mom deserves a gold medal and hero ststus.

  34. by Janice Dobbs

    On July 30, 2012 at 7:42 am

    She should be given half of the money it would have taken to try, convict, and house this guy.

  35. by Eric

    On August 8, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I don’t agree with the dispatcher’s statement to do what she had to do to protect her baby. This assumes that if she was alone, she wouldn’t have the right to protect herself in the same way, which is bull.

    She has every right to protect herself from a person who threatened her with bodily harm. The act of breaking in (especially while armed) should be the reasonably provoking incident (fear for your life or safety). Even if the assailants were unarmed, the power differential between a man and most women or most men and most women really argues for an equalizer such as a firearm. If he can bust your door down, then he’s a significant threat.

    As for asking for a dispatcher to her residence, what the heck are they going to do? You need a police officer and many jurisdictions use trained civilians because its cheaper than having a fully qualified police officer answering phones and not patrolling a beat.

  36. by Eric

    On August 8, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Another thing regarding the number of rounds a potential victim puts into any robber or assailant. Sometimes courts or juries deem it unreasonable to shoot a person breaking into your home more than once and not shooting “to wound.”

    Most people are not trained marksmen. Even trained police officers and regular infantry (non-snipers/non-anti-terrorist operatives) are trained to shoot the biggest part of the body (center mass) as its easiest to hit. Most of the vital organs are located here. The object of shooting your target is to render them combat ineffective or unable to harm you or anyone else. This may result in the target’s death, but better to be safe than sorry.

    As a former police officer trained in “street survival” you empty your weapon into the target and reload. Then you check your target to see if you need to keep shooting. Even trained officers, who often do not get into shooting incidents often react with increased adrenaline, which narrows most peoples’ vision and other senses to basically what’s in front of them.

    They train to react instinctively and then assess the situation fully seconds after the initial reaction, but are also trained in noticing things automatically as to cues when NOT to shoot as well. The decision to shoot, when made is full commitment to your action, because if you hesitate, you’ll end up going to the morgue.

    This is not to say killing your target is the goal, as when you’re done reloading you move closer to the target if they are down while protecting yourself and move any weapon away from the assailant so they can’t use it.

    This is simplifying what is done, but its the basic gist of it. So if she pumped all shotgun rounds through the doorway as they busted in and they were still moving toward her or her child, unloading with her pistol would be perfectly justified in many jurisdictions.

    Now if we know she is Annie Oakley, and shoots 6 flying quarters dead center in 6 seconds flat, she would be expected to take a different approach although she might be given a break because her child or someone significant (a human) to her was threatened. Unfortunately, in the law’s eyes, animal lives are not equated with human lives, even if they are family to us.

  37. by Laurie

    On August 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Why oh why did it take 21 minutes for the officers to get there!?!? What a horrible thing to have to live through. 21 minutes must have seemed like an eternity.

  38. by DanaWheels

    On September 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    She did the right thing. I bet the newspaper misreported the “dispatcher” being called to her residence. I bet she asked for an officer. I used to be a dispatcher, and many of the public would ask for an officer to come out to their house to check things out.

    As for asking if she could shoot the intruder, I’m glad she did, as this was clearly a case of self-defense, and it’ll show up on the 911 log, and that permission was given that she should do anything in defense of herself and her baby. She also saved the taxpayers millions in housing this scumbag in trial costs and housing costs.

  39. by porcelina

    On September 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Yes, good for you girl! and it makes me want to get a gun too…
    however, we have to ask…
    what if the guys had had guns? if we want guns to be readily available in our society, whats stopping them from picking one up at their uncles house and shooting down her door and doing as they wish with her? nothing! those stories happen too you know! whoever shoots first survives, which is not such a good alternative either.

  40. by JimG

    On September 21, 2012 at 7:24 am

    If you have a twelve gauge pump shotgun, wait until he is standing on the other side of the door and work the action once slowly – say nothing.

  41. by Bob Zena

    On October 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

    21 minutes and they could not get any law enforcement agents there to help?!?!? Un-freaking-believable!

    Thank God she was armed.

  42. by Peter Dragin

    On October 8, 2012 at 8:55 am

    An old saying…..best to be judged by 12 than be carried by 6!

  43. by Steve

    On October 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

    @Dan Ruffing, you sir are an idiot. how do you think i found this article. from msnbc, so now what were you saying about the liberal media? because apparently they are showing this article which proves you completely wrong.

  44. by The Dude

    On October 9, 2012 at 7:51 am

    This lefty liberal says “Way to go!”.
    Thanks for making society just a little bit safer for our kids.

  45. by James

    On October 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

    NEVER LET THEM TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY !!! look whats happening in Australia and England

  46. by Denis

    On October 15, 2012 at 8:51 am

    She probably lived in a rural area. That is
    probably why it took so long for the PD. The same time frame for response exists whenever you are not in an urban or suburban area.

  47. by Spatch

    On October 17, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Yeah, Denis is probably right. It takes longer for authorities to arrive to a rural area than it does in an urban area. Ft. Worth police (who are some of the best in the USA) response time can be up to 10 minutes. HOWEVER – 21 minutes, 10 minutes or 21 seconds doesn’t matter when a split second decision needs to be made. It is a sad commentary on our society when this woman has been programmed to ask permission to defend herself and her baby.

  48. by Kat

    On October 19, 2012 at 9:11 am

    The moral of this story is a good one, but the title sets a bad precedent. We don’t need the dispatchers “permission” to shoot an intruder, we have a God given right to defend ourselves. The second amendment simply puts it in writing. It says a lot about our country when a woman that is under siege feels the need to ask some stranger, who cannot see or hear what is happening, whether she has the right to defend her child.

  49. by Funny Reeferman

    On October 25, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Hope you didn’t have to use up too many Scott towels to wipe up the gore and brains. Good for you. Crackas! Lock and Load. You know all us white folk sure do love our guns.

  50. by Jane

    On October 25, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Now she needs some birth control.

  51. by youdontdefineme

    On October 26, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I say “good riddons” to another piece of crap on this earth. Glad she and baby are okay. She now needs counseling. Good luck! :)

  52. by Jon

    On October 26, 2012 at 9:07 am

    UK Bob: Either yoe are lying when you say you are from the UK, or you know nothing about your own country’s self-defense laws. UK common law, which codified in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act of 2008 clearly allows self-defense when a person is threatened by unlawful acts of another. That includes lethal force if they reasonably believe they are in danger of serious bodily injury. Depending on what types of shotgun/pistol she owned, she probably could have owned those in the UK with a permit too.

    For those of you glorifying this, yes, she had every right to shoot him dead. I applaud her for having the courage to stand up to this guy. That doesn’t make it something to be gloried in, and I doubt she thinks it is either.

  53. by nick ballantine

    On October 29, 2012 at 8:58 am

    21 MINUTES! Where is the outrage?
    21 minutes?

  54. by UBStoopid

    On October 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    The movie legend pump shotgun action sound is foolish. Doing anything to divulge your weapon status before pulling trigger compromises your tactical position. Scaring the attacker away allows it to come back latter better informed

  55. by T.J.

    On October 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

    per comment #55- Jane… HOW DARE YOU ?!?!?! “Now she needs some birth control.”….. This young woman was MARRIED !!!!!!!!!!!!! Her husband had died of CANCER !!!!!!!!!!!! What is wrong with you???? Just because she is 18 years old, that doesn’t give her the right to get married and have a family ??? I think that was one of the rudest, most disgusting comments I have ever read. Thank God she has a child, now she will always have a part of her husband with her. Jane, you should think twice before posting a comment like that. There is nothing wrong with a young woman getting married and having a child.

  56. by T.J.

    On October 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Oh, and by the way… I’m so proud of that young woman for having weapons in the home and actually using them to save her and her baby’s life !!! May she have peace in her heart and not be burdened with guilt for doing what she had to do.

  57. by Richard Rust

    On October 31, 2012 at 1:44 am

    All I can say is 1 Good Mother
    an some of Us have Common Sense .

  58. by Shelva

    On October 31, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    For those that are wondering, the other guy was caught and was put on trial for the dead guy’s murder since he was with him during the crime. And it was determined that they were on drugs of some sort.

  59. by krs6360

    On November 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Per comment #55 Jane

    Jane, I hope you have lots of birth control because to give birth to another brain like yours would be a tragedy of the greatest proportion.

  60. by subpolk

    On November 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I applaud this young lady for her coolness and not allowing herself and child to become more statistics. However, she was on the phone for 21 minutes????What kind of police force is her community depending on? Also, here’s a soundbite, most people don’t have a clue that it cost the tax payers in excess of $50,000 annuelly to keep a savage perpetrator incarcerated, it cost about $1.00 for a good shotgun shell!

  61. by Doobie Gills

    On November 13, 2012 at 7:29 am

    All i can say is thank you who ever you are for ridding the world of another POS thug.

  62. by USAF guy

    On November 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I’m with subpolk, if she was with 911 operator for 21 minutes, were the cops getting 2nd helping at Dunkin’ Donuts? OKC metro isn’t that big, granted some areas are rural but still nearly 30mins to respond is unacceptable. Glad her 12 gauge was more responsive.

  63. by Kris A

    On November 17, 2012 at 5:02 am

    What is going on with our country? Putting people in jail doesn’t seem to touch the problem of our crime rates. I pray we can have an honest national dialog to address the problem of violence and Americans preying on each other. My own mother was mugged at gunpoint a few years ago so this hits home. We are much more likely to be attacked by an American than a terrorist from another country. Look at these sad statistics.

    “There are now more Americans in jail — 6 million — than there were in Stalin’s Gulag, reports Fareed Zakaria, in a column called “Incarceration Nation.”

    And it’s not just a relative population thing.

    The U.S. has 760 prisoners per 100,000 citizens.

    How does that compare to other countries?

    It’s 7X-10X as high:

    Japan has 63 per 100,000,
    Germany has 90 per 100,000
    France has 96 per 100,000
    South Korea has 97 per 100,000
    ­Britain has 153 per 100,000

    Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-23/news/31228384_1_drugs-prisoners-jail#ixzz2CTYEfiFU

  64. by tempokresident

    On November 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    First, as I said when this story broke – well done young lady! I felt sorry for her because she has to live with this now for the rest of her life and a follow-up on the story bore testimony to the fact that it’s never easy to take a life no matter how necessary. Now some points as I remember them from when the story broke,

    21 minutes – she originally got the city police dispatch and not the sheriff’s dispatch which had to be transferred.

    She did not live in OKC, if memory serves she lived south of the city and in a very rural area. At night it can take the police a long time to get from one end of the county to the other. Small towns and counties are not staffed as larger cities.

    Asking the dispatcher if it was ok to shoot the scumbag – she was 18 for christ sake, of course she was worried. Not everyone grows up on the mean streets whether it be city or country.

    Husband dies of cancer = possibility of strong painkillers still available as it takes time to wrap your head around what all needs to be disposed of after the death of a loved one. Scumbag just picked on someone who didn’t want herself and her child to be victims.

    Low key press coverage instead of touting a person’s right to defend their self – I don’t think this young lady wanted it plastered all over the country for weeks on end. Bad enough she has to live with it as is, who needs a constant reminder heaped on everytime she picks up a paper or turns on the tv. The nightmares are reminder enough when you take someone’s life the first even though it’s justified.

    Yes, the accomplice was tried for murder under OK. law and a well done on that.

    As to killing instead of wounding – even in OK they won’t let you stand over someone and continue to shoot the scumbag depending on the circumstances. They had a case of that here and the victim didn’t fare to well when he retrieved another firearm and shot the robber some more. I don’t think he got a fair deal on that but sometimes the law doesn’t do the right thing and the circumstances were different. His case is being appealed and I hope he is successful.

    In closing, this lady did the right thing and now we should leave her the heck alone even though we all know she was right, as I said she was having problems with it and I hope she is getting some help. It’s tough in the dark hours when you have to think about it.

    Jane – you will always be a victim just by your statement. Birth control was not the issue here.

  65. by D.A.detroit

    On November 22, 2012 at 7:24 am

    In the words of Dan Aykroyd of SNL’s Point Counterpoint, “Jane, you ignorant slut.” lol

  66. by Sparkitus Maximus

    On November 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Obozo intends to sell out your second amendment rights to the Usel3ess Nations.
    What are you going to do about it? Call your congressman!

  67. by BenHurt

    On November 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Can we cut out the garbage about liberals? I’m generally pretty liberal on social issues, but I would have shot this punk in a heart beat, but I would have started with his knees and worked my way up. Why do these incredibly stupid right-wingers assumes that liberals can’t defend themselves, or don’t own guns. or diaagree with what this mother did? I’m a state champion who was on the European rifle team in the Army! So cut out the stupid, stupid stereotyping.

  68. by Henry AhHee

    On November 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    This woman is incredible. Hope you find the peace you deserve. Aloha from Hawaii.

  69. by HMichaelH

    On November 26, 2012 at 8:32 am

    The only sad part of this story is she had to call 911 to discuss the legality of killing the bastard who was armed and breaking in to her home. She should have been able to call 911 to send the cops, and then done exactly what she did when the fool entered her house.

    Congratulations to this young woman, and I hope the local and State police and the NRA find a way to honor her adequately. Publicize this story so no other women has to discuss permission to kill someone trying to assault them. And for all you women out there who do not own a gun…..get one today and get trained to use it safely.

  70. by KAS

    On November 27, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Clearly some of you commenting on the the police response time must live in a city. Have you considered that they may reside in rural area? Hence response times are going to be longer. Additionally, other variables such as availability of officers at the time of the call and/or limited due to budget cuts- all affect the situation. Don’t be that Monday morning quarterback. Furthermore, support our right to bare arms. We don’t want history to repeat itself… Nazi’s removing registered guns like they did in 1940 when they were invading! Remember guns don’t kill, humans do the killing. Registered and responsible gun owners are not the issue. Ban guns and the only one’s who will have them are the BAD guys.

  71. by JWaters

    On November 27, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Why was she on the phone with dispatch for 21 minutes? When did the police finally get there?

  72. by Brian Winkler

    On November 28, 2012 at 2:15 am

    @ BenHurt
    Thank you,Sir for your service.As to stereotypes.You,from your comment,are a part of a subset within liberalism that refutes the actions of a liberal Left that works ceaselessly to abrogate and abridge the rights of all Americans.Rights within the Constitution that you swore to defend.That constant drive to dilute and ultimately repeal the 2nd Amendment rights is where the stereotyping originates. It is an integral part of Liberal politics and states like Illinois and California stand as examples of what happens to gun owners in Blue states.I hope truly that you will come to see that Social liberalism is incompatible with free exercise of the 2nd Amendment rights by all.

  73. by Texasbil

    On November 29, 2012 at 7:49 am

    That makes my day! The more of this scum that is killed the better this country will be. Just remember the police don’t protect you they only write reports after the fact.

  74. by Watcher

    On December 1, 2012 at 10:01 am

    This young lady should be considered by Time magazine for their Person of the Year; not that liberal, I am a victim, Georgetown Law student who cries on TV that it is going to cost several thousands of dollars a year for her birth control rights to prevent her from getting pregnant, which would ruin her career.

  75. by upandatit

    On December 3, 2012 at 8:49 am

    The many comments about police. Don’t they have city, county (sheriff), AND state police.??? To me SOMETHING doesn’t add up. I would want any person, male or female, to do what they had to, but to me this story isn’t totally believable.

  76. by Kathryn

    On December 3, 2012 at 10:07 am

    totally justified! i’m glad she was able to protect herself and her little baby.

  77. by Arto68

    On December 4, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I wonder if that troll jock sniffer cant remember its name. has anything to say about this. you know the imbicile who had to explain that moron who killed his baby momma then himself..

    guess we should ignore this in our quest to enslave the public.

  78. by Hudmar

    On December 4, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I may be rude, but I didn’realize that we need permission to defend ourselves.

  79. by B-dawg

    On December 6, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Human excrement, getting flushed down the toilet. Unfortunately, there’s probably at least one excrement lover (i.e., LIBERAL) who’s working with the excrement’s family to make this poor girl suffer.

  80. by Bored

    On December 9, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Four words…… Way to go, Sarah!

  81. by TruthFinderXXX

    On December 12, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6

  82. by Chuck Lambert

    On December 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

    A couple of points for anyone who is faced with a similar situation (I learned these in a mandatory training class for obtaining a permit): (1)many bad guys now wear body armor (easily available on the internet); therefore, the old aim-for-the-biggest-body-mass may not work. Better-Just to the right of the perp’s crotch and down about 2 inches is something called the femoral artery which, when ruptured, causes death in 36 seconds, and (2) many of these thugs are up on something like PCP which gives them superhuman strength. The best weapon for self-defense is a .357 magnum loaded with hollowpoint shells for two reasons: a. the shell does incredible damage to anyone or anything that it hits, and b. (very important in our litigious society)you are responsible for the bullet you shoot until it loses it killing velocity (almost always one mile). The hollowpoint shell will deform upon striking anything (sheetrock, stud, etc) thereby preventing the shell from killing your next door neighbor sitting in front of his TV!

  83. by X-cop

    On December 14, 2012 at 7:54 am

    It sounds much like an incident which happened to my wife. Many years ago, she was home alone with our baby, just a few months old. In the middle of the night, a man we know knocked at the front door, saying I had sent him with a message. Wife refused to let him in, even though we knew him. He went to the back door and attempted to get in. She produced a 12ga and a 9mm, racked rounds into both weapons and made it clear she was armed. He fled but was caught later, after breaking into another home, raping and stabbing another woman alone. For people who question why it took police more than 20 minutes to arrive; in USA, there is 1 law enforcement agent for every 1000 people. At most, only 15% of those are on-duty at any one time and many of those are in support roles rather than active patrol. Just a few calls of crimes in progress will cause a back log of response. It takes only a few seconds to do irreparable criminal harm and at best, 15 minutes response time is considered excellent. We must demand to maintain our right to self-preservation.

  84. by BG

    On January 3, 2013 at 7:44 am

    The obituaries are roadmaps for thieves and rapists! I was troubled by prowlers after my husband died, too. Went into debt for a security system and also got a pistol. I put the word out that I was armed (and dangerous), but the pests didn’t believe me. They tried to break in at 3 a.m. but the alarm alerted me. My little girl said, ‘Get your gun, Mom.’ I did and then I flipped on lights to scare them (or him) away. It worked and they haven’t returned…so far. If they ever do? I’m a pretty good shot…and I’ve discovered that I’m a whole lot less scared just knowing I have that gun.

  85. by mary jane

    On January 14, 2013 at 2:54 am

    This was completely justified and guess what she didnt need an assault rifle to protect her family. A shotgun a pistol and a bolt action rifle at most are adequate for protection and hunting. I believe all women should own at least a pistol. Good job to all the women arming themselves agaisnt the predators of the world!

  86. by Ms Piggy

    On February 6, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I applaud this brave young lady. These days and times it is completely foolish for ladies not to own a gun of some type, especially if you are alone. Also; a German Shepherd is an asset. He/she will alarm you of pending trouble on the outside. Your alarm system and GUN on the inside.