Adding Insult to Injury

Just killing the goblin wasn’t enough for the Florida Beauty Pageant Queen, no she had to make the humiliation complete and use a pink gun.  I think I’m in love. (H/T LC Sir Christopher for the linkie love.)

When a burly ex-convict forced his way into a posh Florida home last week, he had no idea what awaited him — a 25-year-old beauty queen with a pink .38-caliber handgun.

Yep, definitely falling hard here.
Meghan Brown, a former Florida pageant queen, shot and killed 42-year-old Albert Franklin Hill during a home invasion March 12 at the 2,732-square-foot house she shares with her fiance in Tierra Verde, Fla.
Well, the fiancee may be a problem. So would Bangie Thing now that I think about it.

Hill barged into the home at around 3 a.m. after Brown responded to a knock at the front door, according to a police report. He allegedly grabbed the 110-pound Brown around her nose and mouth and dragged her to an upstairs bedroom.

The woman’s fiance, Robert Planthaber, said in an interview that he was quickly awakened by the altercation and ran to Brown’s side.

“I attacked him and took a severe beating to the head,” Planthaber told FoxNews.com. “But I got him off of her long enough for her to scramble to the room where she keeps her pink .38 special.”

Save by your girlfriend and her pink .38 Special. Turn in your man card dude. The fact that you’re banging a beauty queen was just voided by the fact that she had to save you from a beating with her pink gun. Sorry man, I don’t make the rules.
Brown, who reigned as the 2009 Miss Tierra Verde, snatched her gun from a nearby bedroom and shot the suspect several times – hitting him in the chest, groin, thigh and back, her fiance said. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.
And the gene pools PH balance was improved immensely.
Hill had a criminal record stretching back nearly three decades — including arrests for burglary, battery, drug possession and grand theft. He reportedly served a 13-year prison term in 1987 and was released in September after serving a fourth term behind bars.
Once again an armed citizen does the job the criminal justice system won’t. I don’t think Hill will be a recidivist again anytime in the near future.

Panthaber, meanwhile, said he and his fiancee are lucky to be alive. He said he purchased the pink handgun for Brown last Christmas and that the two had gone to target practice together.

“She was not a good shot at the range,” he quipped.

That’s alright champ, she was a good shot when it counted. And that’s all that matters.

71 comments

  1. 1
    LC Darth Scoundrel growls and barks:

    Save by your girlfriend and her pink .38 Special. Turn in your man card dude. The fact that you’re banging a beauty queen was just voided by the fact that she had to save you from a beating with her pink gun. Sorry man, I don’t make the rules.

    I’m calling for a special ruling on his behalf. Yes, he was saved by his beauty queen and her pink pistol, but he took an ass whoopin’ for her first and he DID buy her the gun and teach her to use it. Not to mention, he got up from a dead sleep to do it. That there is a real man, I don’t care what anyone says. Trim a corner off of it if you must, but let him keep the man card.

    What sayeth the council?

  2. 2

    I’m calling for a special ruling on his behalf.

    Emperor Misha, Emperor Misha, paging His Vileness. Ruling needed on Aisle 1.

  3. 3
    Library Czar growls and barks:

    Ok, who here at the Rott answers the door at 3 AM without a gun in hand and with the other adult in the house standing back-up? Surely not me.

    And don’t call me shirley.

  4. 4

    Good job on the diversion,, ballzzzout frontal charge,,, getdagun-getdagun-GETDATGUN!
    Last words; “Ok, so I’m not bullet pruf’,, but why did it have to be a, a, a PANK gun,, “

  5. 5
    LC LittleRott84 Imperial DJ growls and barks:

    LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech says:

    Ok, so I’m not bullet pruf’,, but why did it have to be a, a, a PANK gun,, “

    Why not? A pink gun fires as well as any other color of gun.

  6. 6
    SoCalOilMan, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    I’ll give the guy points for charging in and taking on the bad guy, BUT…

    Where was HIS gun? Goblin “barges” in and grabs the girl and drags her upstairs at 3 AM? Doors banging, thumping around, muffled cries (I’m assuming here I know), but that should put someone on an alert status. They don’t live in Kalifornia where you have to keep your firearms disassembled and under lock and key. :em99:

    Where was their dog? If you don’t have at least one real dog, in the house, to watch your back you’re asking for trouble. I have two, a Shepard and a Pit so they can tag team.

    Panthaber, a 42-year-old arborist, said he believes he and his fiancee were targeted because of their wealth.

    Arborist? Ok, he loses the point I gave him at the front, although he must be a damn good arborist (tree trimmer) if he gave her a $60,000 ring.

  7. 7
    Sir Fresh Sign growls and barks:

    my Maltese will take care of the trip wire

  8. 8

    I’m wondering ….. why no charges of WWWAAAACCCCIIISSSSM here .. was the dead perp white?

    Im a bit conflicted on whether or not to confiscate his man card though. I did have to mentally roll my eyes at the stereotypes … mid 40s rich guy doing a 25 year old model … I’m shocked, I say, shocked!

  9. 9
    Sir Fresh Sign growls and barks:

    crunchie, thanks for that belly laugh..
    i needed it today after reading about Barbara Boxer here:

  10. 10
    SoCalOilMan, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist says:

    was the dead perp white?

    Yes, yes he was.

  11. 11

    Response to SoCalOilMan, K.o.E. @:

    That explains the lack of howling from the race pimps.

    No matter what his color was .. he got what was coming to him. I would imagine that down in Hell the demons are taunting him for being killed by a woman with a pink gun :em02:

  12. 12
    SoCalOilMan, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    Response to Sir Fresh Sign @ 9:

    That article just made me want to :em38:

    Babs finished up with;

    She again challenged House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to take up her bill — already passed by the Senate — to ensure members of Congress and the president don’t receive paychecks during a government shutdown. “I think there needs to be more at stake for the John Boehners of the world “… so that people have skin in the game.”

    They should be writing up next years budget and the haven’t passed the last one because they knew if they laid out the facts of the country going under, that the 2010 elections would have been even worse for them.

    They call themselves “Public Servants”, but they make $170,000 a year…plus benefits and a damn good pension for just stepping onto the floor once. They should be there on their own expense. Then one or two terms and it’ll be time to get into the real world and make a living like the unwashed masses.

    G-d, with her serving in the Kalifornia legislature, I’ve had to deal with this harridan for 28 years (that’s half my life).

  13. 13
    Mike M growls and barks:

    I don’t think this classic Old West epitaph

    Here lies Lester Moore
    Four slugs from a .44
    No les, no more

    … is in any immediate danger of being upstaged, because this…

    Here lies big and burly Albert Hill
    His run was good, but he met his fate
    an arborist, Miss Green Earth and a pink .38

    …just ain’t going to cut it.

  14. 14
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. says:

    Emperor Misha, Emperor Misha, paging His Vileness. Ruling needed on Aisle 1.

    Upon careful consideration of the facts I grant the motion for special ruling submitted by Darth Scoundrel. I do so based on the following:

    Granted that the defendant DID allow his girlfriend to settle the dispute rather than doing so himself which, in most situations, would be right and proper, I DO find in his defense that he:

    1) Upon awaking from a deep sleep immediately rushed to his lady’s aid without thought to personal safety.

    2) In connection with the above he DID, surely knowing where to find proper tools to settle the dispute seeing as how it was his domicile too, chose ending the insult to his lady’s honor and dignity immediately over concerns for his own same.

    3) DID accept personal injury as an acceptable price for diverting the attention of the goblin from his lady to his own unprotected self.

    4) DID, one must presume knowingly, accept the above as an acceptable price for granting his lady enough time to put a permanent and proper end to the altercation.

    5) DID, through his actions, allow his lady to personally repay the insult to her own self rather than leaving her beholden to his own actions for the successful and proper resolution of the incident, thus giving her her rightful dues as is right and proper for a gentleman AND building her confidence (and aim) which will surely help her in future situations where he is not at hand.

    6) DID, in exemplary fashion, exhibit supreme confidence in her abilities as well as his own training of her, as any failure on her part could have cost both of them their lives. As we know, trusting your buddy is one thing, SHOWING your trust to the point where you are willing to put your life in his or her hand is something else and the very epitome of bravery.

    His main offense, in this case, was to not have a firearm ready and within easy reach as is the duty of any Imperial Citizen, but you have to deal with the situation as it happens and, hopefully, he too will learn from this and never sleep unarmed again.

    Those being my reasons for granting the motion, what say ye? Aye or nay?

  15. 15

    Response to Emperor Misha I @:

    Aye, My Liege … I just hope it doesnt come out that he drives a pink Lamborghini.

  16. 16
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist says:

    I just hope it doesnt come out that he drives a pink Lamborghini.

    If that’s the case, then his man card is revoked in perpetuity.

  17. 17

    Response to Emperor Misha I @:

    It seems someone else thinks like you do, Your Highness

    Just hand it the ***k over right now!!

  18. 18
    NR Pax growls and barks:

    I’m siding with Scoundrel on this. While the man’s first action should have been arming himself, he still rushed headlong into danger and put his life at risk to buy his lady some time to arm herself.

  19. 19

    LC LittleRott84 Imperial DJ says:

    LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech says:

    Ok, so I’m not bullet pruf’,, but why did it have to be a, a, a PANK gun,, “

    Why not? A pink gun fires as well as any other color of gun.

    No doubt, but the latest witness to that ain’t talkin’. Anymo’.
    Horribly doubleplus un-macho. It’s a guy thing.

  20. 20
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    It could have been worse.

    She could have used a Hello Kitty AR-15 Assault Rifle

    Better yet, she could have wielded the Hello Kitty AK-47 Assault Rifle (with hand knitted shoulder stock muffler)

    :em69:

  21. 21

    Emperor Misha I says:

    what say ye? Aye or nay?

    In the months prior to the encounter, the male showed not just foresight, but a willingness to take steps to secure and protect his Lady by purchasing not simply a handgun for her, but taking steps to teach it’s operation and application.
    On the surface, that looks like a fairly loving thing to do, but to understand the true beauty of the gift,, giving your sweety a weapon of this sort tells everyone how much you trust her and that you have no intentions of ever doing anything that’d make her want to whip it out on ya.
    That lil’ pistol gift was serious statement of personal devotion. Ya don’t arm folks you intend to dominate.
    ‘Fine heart beating in that man.

  22. 22
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech says:

    That lil’ pistol gift was serious statement of personal devotion. Ya don’t arm folks you intend to dominate.
    ‘Fine heart beating in that man.

    Truer words were never spoken.

  23. 23
    sleeper growls and barks:

    I got the little woman an LCP with the cool engraved slide for Valentine’s day. Keeps me in line.

    I was talking to a guy at work about it, and he proceeded to explain why the .380 was crap for self defense with an anecdote. Seems a guy in a pool hall was attacked by two goblins, and the attackee shot one of them with his .380. The goblins ran away, one of them bleeding, and were later nabbed by the police. They goblin didn’t die, so the .380 is crap.

    So let’s see, one guy attacked by two goblins, goblins flee injured, attackee is fine. Sounds like a mission accomplished to me.

  24. 24

    sleeper says:

    They goblin didn’t die, so the .380 is crap.

    So let’s see, one guy attacked by two goblins, goblins flee injured, attackee is fine. Sounds like a mission accomplished to me.

    Indeed Sleeper. The only thing that matters is that the good guy won the fight. He’s fine and the perp has an extra hole that God didn’t give him at birth. Caliber, bullet design, none of that matters. What matters is hits to the center mass and the bad guy stopping what he is doing. Now, it is preferable that the bad guy doesn’t still have the oomph to continue the fight, like this guy could have, but he instead ran away. That’s what people don’t seem to realize, most gunfights don’t end with a fatality. And the purpose of deadly force is not to kill, but to stop the threat. If the bad guy pisses himself and runs home to mommy as soon as he sees the gun, great. If he needs a lil’ more persuasion and ends up dead as a result, also great. He chose the outcome.

    Now, having said all that, a .380 wouldn’t be my first choice. But with the right bullet and a solid CM hit, it’s better than nothing. Remember kiddies, the best gun is the one you have when you need it. And .380′s can be comfortably concealed a lot of places larger caliber guns can’t. And what ever gun you choose to carry and use, TRAIN with it and be proficient with it, as this guy apparently was.

    One last thing before I step off my soap box, something that was just stressed to me at my latest NRA Instructor School, you fight to WIN the gun fight, not just survive. A quadriplegic in a wheelchair with a colostomy bag SURVIVED the fight. I want to WIN the fight and go home safe and sound. That comes down to tactics and proficiency.

  25. 25
    BigDogg growls and barks:

    LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech says:
    ‘Fine heart beating in that man.

    I have to agree.

    Although, I am deeply disappointed that he didn’t or couldn’t just kick the goblin’s ass hand-to-hand. As I’m sure it is the case with most fellas here, if I’m awakened from sleep and there’s an intruder anywhere near one of my loved ones, I’m not coming at him to wrestle or box … I’m coming to grab him by the throat and tear his heart out.

  26. 26
    LC Draco growls and barks:

    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says:

    LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech says:

    That lil’ pistol gift was serious statement of personal devotion. Ya don’t arm folks you intend to dominate.
    ‘Fine heart beating in that man.

    Truer words were never spoken.

    Got to agree.

    And AYE to the Emperor’s decision.

    Also, I just got the missus THIS just last week. She can hide that thing in her back pocket, etc. It’s based on the Colt frame.

    THE P238 GAMBLER, features the dead man’s hand, a two-pair poker hand, namely
    “aces and eights” gets its name from a legend that it was the five-card-draw hand held by Wild Bill Hickok….The “Gambler” features a rendering of the Dead mans hand in 24K selective gold inlay.

  27. 27
    LC ShadowFox growls and barks:

    Aye!

    Nothing like a feel good story with a happy ending to give ya a smile in the morning.

  28. 28
    sleeper growls and barks:

    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. says:

    Now, having said all that, a .380 wouldn’t be my first choice. [...] Remember kiddies, the best gun is the one you have when you need it. And .380?s can be comfortably concealed a lot of places larger caliber guns can’t.

    Indeed. Her 9mm XD spent an awful lot of time in the little safe. The LCP is mighty portable.

  29. 29

    Well I have a few nits to pick on this one.
    I would just like to give the gal a big thumbs up for doing what she had to do and making sure the perp assumed room temperature in a forthright manner….BUT…

    First…Why the hell did she go down alone to answer the damn door at 3 am?? Kick the dumbass fiance out of bed and make him do it while standing backup with the pink pop pop at the ready.

    Secondly…Why wasn’t the fiance also armed? Where was HIS gun and why wasn’t it where he could grab it to run to her defense? Or did he think that she was always going to be there to cover his ass?

    Thirdly…..Why the hell is he bragging about how much he spent on her engagement ring to the PRESS????? Nice job tagging her for future muggings dumbass.

    Fourthly….Why were they paying for pizza delivery with a farking $100 bill all the time??? Heeellooooo….ATM’s give out 20′s dumbass.

    Fifthly…..If they suspected they were being scoped out by a potential robber for THREE months why didn’t they report it?? …and why was he able to instantly tag the pizza guy as a potential suspect??

    Sixthly….If I were her…I’d tell him to shut the hell up about how well I shoot at the range from now on.

    Some advice for Miss. Beauty Queen….dump the tree hugger and get a guy who knows how to shoot his own gun and keep his mouth shut.

    Ok…nits picked and am now returning to my grumpy corner.

  30. 30
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    sleeper says:

    I got the little woman an LCP with the cool engraved slide for Valentine’s day. Keeps me in line.

    I purchased an LCP for when the weather demands shorts and a short sleeve shirt. Add a pocket holster for when the situation demands something like that and you are in business. With only a couple hundred rounds through the LCP my impressions are only preliminary, but so far I like it, no jams and surprising accuracy for something that small. Your wife should get good service out of the little thing.

  31. 31
    L.C. Mope growls and barks:

    I believe a necropsy is in order. If the polish on the projectiles from the stiff match the toenails of the dude, the Man card is void nunc pro tunc. :em01:

  32. 32
    LC Gregory growls and barks:

    I agree with His Rotting Foulness. I have my own concerns about her answering the door alone, but hey – maybe she was already awake, working on the PC or something. Either way, just let it go, lady – if it’s an emergency, he’ll get help.

    And yes, I love the point about domination vs. giving your lady a sidearm.

    I realize my vote is meaningless as My Honored Emperor has already weighed in, but still – Man Card Maintained.

    And take a piss on goblin’s grave.

  33. 33

    Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says:

    Sixthly….If I were her…I’d tell him to shut the hell up about how well I shoot at the range from now on.

    Yup,, there’s things other than marksmanship one can learn at a range, like, the other 9/10ths of the home security applications of the equipment and procedure’s.
    He might have the high paper score, but she’s got a notch now… :em96:

  34. 34
    irish19 growls and barks:

    Response to LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist @:
    I’m jealous.

  35. 35
    irish19 growls and barks:

    Response to Emperor Misha I @:
    Aye, Imperator.

  36. 36
    LC Spare Parts growls and barks:

    My Liege
    You should also have sentenced boytoy to clean Her Gun.
    I make a motion that this Lady be granted Citizenship within our Empire and the honorary call sign of Load Pink.
    I await seconds, the acclamation of all LC’s, and the Imperial Proclamation.

  37. 37

    Response to LC Spare Parts @:

    Seconded .. but she might want to be given LC PinkLady .. Load Pink has a bit of a suggestive tone to it for some.

  38. 38

    And it seems she now wants to cash in on her fame …

    Not entirely sure I like this …

  39. 39
    LC Draco growls and barks:

    Response to LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist @:

    Probably gonna help pay for the legal fees when the goblins’ relatives sue her in civil court. Just a guess….

  40. 40
  41. 41

    LC Draco says:

    Probably gonna help pay for the legal fees when the goblins’ relatives sue her in civil court.

    Not in Florida, Castle Doctrine baby.

  42. 42
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech says:

    but to understand the true beauty of the gift,, giving your sweety a weapon of this sort tells everyone how much you trust her and that you have no intentions of ever doing anything that’d make her want to whip it out on ya.
    That lil’ pistol gift was serious statement of personal devotion. Ya don’t arm folks you intend to dominate.
    ‘Fine heart beating in that man.

    You know, Cheapshot, I never thought of it that way but you’re absolutely right. When I got the missus her train-stopper and made sure she could put lead on target with both hands at any conceivable and practical distance without a moment’s hesitation, I never thought about the fact that it meant that she could use that to put lead in me, too. I just wanted to make sure that she and the heirs were safe at all times, whether I was there or not. But that’s the whole point, isn’t it? Trust.

    And he did train her well. Four hits, three of them center mass. Oh, and the groin shot was a nice touch. You have to appreciate true art when you come across it.

    LC Gregory says:

    I realize my vote is meaningless as My Honored Emperor has already weighed in, but still – Man Card Maintained.

    Ah, but that’s where you’re grievously wrong, LC Gregory. My opinion is just that, an opinion, and as I have learned to my chagrin in the past, that doesn’t keep anybody around this Imperial Kennel from tearing it to shreds. Actually, “chagrin” isn’t the right word. Embarrassment is more like it, as I was usually wrong on those occasions. But I learned from it and still do.

    I’m just another asshole with an opinion and the fact that it’s my particular opinion has never stopped any true Rott from telling me I was full of it if he or she thought so.

    Nor should it. Ever. So I appreciate your support.

    LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist says:

    And it seems she now wants to cash in on her fame …

    Not entirely sure I like this …

    On the surface of it, I tend to agree. On the other hand, it sounds like yet another attempt of the Make Believe Media to make a justified killer look bad. I mean, Fox didn’t put up that pic except to get attention as in links, it wasn’t put up there at her suggestion, so why shouldn’t she ask for a cut of the traffic if they insist on keeping it online?

    From a legal standpoint, however, I’m not sure it’s going to help her Grand Jury hearing. Not that I think she’s going to get anything but a no-bill, but you’ve just got to know that it’s going to be used to make her look as a “bloodthirsty, cold gold-digger.”

  43. 43
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Now, on the issue of citizen Planthaber’s Man Card, the Imperial Court, based on the deliberations of the Imperial Citizenry and the facts as known to the court, finds as follows:

    Planthaber did commit a number of errors, putting his manhood into question. To wit:

    1) He did fail to maintain an armed status at all times as is right and proper for an Imperial male in the presence of his lady, thus creating a situation that was much more dangerous than it ought have been.

    2) He did fail to open the door, as is right and proper for an Imperial male as the lord of the mansion and the protector of all who is there.

    3) He did fail to terminate the goblin with his bare hands, which is expected of any Imperial male if caught up in a hand-to-hand fight, just as termination is expected if he is armed.

    Re 1): He violated the rule that “prior planning prevents piss poor performance.” However, through his immediate improvisation and fearless attack upon the goblin, he did mitigate this error in failing to follow the first clause by preventing the second clause, “piss poor performance”, from becoming relevant.

    Re 2): This court does not know whether he even had the opportunity to open the door, as it appears that his fiancée did so without waking him and giving him the opportunity. Thus we find that this cannot be held against him.

    Re 3): This court does not know the specifics of the incident to the point where we can conclusively determine that he had the opportunity to finish off the goblin himself before his lady made such an attempt moot. The dispatch and determination of his fiancée’s actions combined with the obvious skills she displayed in terminating the threat from the goblin suggest, however, that his cessation of hostilities towards the goblin prior to proper termination were dictated by the Imperial Rules of Firefights, Section 3, subsection a), also known as the “get the fuck out of the way” clause. Therefore, we cannot hold this against him.

    It is therefore the finding of this court that citizen Planthaber maintain his man card but that he, based on 1), be put on probation for a period of 60 days. Should he comport himself throughout this probationary period in a fashion becoming a male of the Empire, his record will be expunged of all mention of this incident.

    On the matter of his fiancée, Miss Brown, and the motion submitted on her behalf by LC Spare Parts and seconded by LC Sir Intellectual Conservative: Based on her actions we GRANT this motion and herewith declare her a Loyal Citizen and G.L.O.R. of the Empire. Her chosen nickname remains for her to choose.

    Also, we pray that we never piss her off.

    So let it be written, so let it be done.

    His Imperial Highness,
    Emperor Misha I

  44. 44

    Emperor Misha I says:

    I never thought about the fact that it meant that she could use that to put lead in me, too.

    I would venture that that omission arises directly from your complete devotion.
    As in,, to intentionally hurt her just is that unthinkable. :em04:

  45. 45
    Mao's Dog growls and barks:

    My dogs were offended when they read this comment line:

    If you don’t have at least one real dog

    I have see these little brutes work together to bring down a full-grown man. It’s also a fact that if a mouse farts within the fence line they let me know. and it’s really hard to fight with three of these guys biting your ankles.

  46. 46
    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    Emperor Misha I says:

    LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist says:

    I just hope it doesnt come out that he drives a pink Lamborghini.

    If that’s the case, then his man card is revoked in perpetuity.

    A real man drives a pink car if he bloody well wants to, and anyone who doesn’t like it can go perform auto-erotic acts in a manner both painful and improbable.

  47. 47
    Lizard, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says:

    Well I have a few nits to pick on this one.
    I would just like to give the gal a big thumbs up for doing what she had to do and making sure the perp assumed room temperature in a forthright manner….BUT…
    First…Why the hell did she go down alone to answer the damn door at 3 am?? Kick the dumbass fiance out of bed and make him do it while standing backup with the pink pop pop at the ready.
    Secondly…Why wasn’t the fiance also armed? Where was HIS gun and why wasn’t it where he could grab it to run to her defense? Or did he think that she was always going to be there to cover his ass?
    Thirdly…..Why the hell is he bragging about how much he spent on her engagement ring to the PRESS????? Nice job tagging her for future muggings dumbass.
    Fourthly….Why were they paying for pizza delivery with a farking $100 bill all the time??? Heeellooooo….ATM’s give out 20?s dumbass.
    Fifthly…..If they suspected they were being scoped out by a potential robber for THREE months why didn’t they report it?? …and why was he able to instantly tag the pizza guy as a potential suspect??
    Sixthly….If I were her…I’d tell him to shut the hell up about how well I shoot at the range from now on.
    Some advice for Miss. Beauty Queen….dump the tree hugger and get a guy who knows how to shoot his own gun and keep his mouth shut.
    Ok…nits picked and am now returning to my grumpy corner.

    You just saved me typing all my thoughts. When I first saw the story, loved that she used her pink gun. But then thought WTF are you doing answering the door at 3am and if you really felt the need to answer the door tell fiance to man up and go answer the door.

    Nice job Mrs. M :em03:

  48. 48
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Mao’s Dog says:

    My dogs were offended when they read this comment line:

    If you don’t have at least one real dog

    I have see these little brutes work together to bring down a full-grown man.

    And you’re right. Besides, ANY dog will do. It’s your alarm system. Even if the dog isn’t up to the task of ending the threat on his or her own, it’s still enough to wake you up and to buy you the time to do so.

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    Lizard, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech says:

    Emperor Misha I says:
    what say ye? Aye or nay?
    In the months prior to the encounter, the male showed not just foresight, but a willingness to take steps to secure and protect his Lady by purchasing not simply a handgun for her, but taking steps to teach it’s operation and application.
    On the surface, that looks like a fairly loving thing to do, but to understand the true beauty of the gift,, giving your sweety a weapon of this sort tells everyone how much you trust her and that you have no intentions of ever doing anything that’d make her want to whip it out on ya.
    That lil’ pistol gift was serious statement of personal devotion. Ya don’t arm folks you intend to dominate.
    ‘Fine heart beating in that man.

    I think I just learned the real reason why my ex thought I should just let my dad store the rifle and shotgun that my grandfather had willed to me. He knew he was guilty of actions that would have left him short a member had I had them. Hmmmmmm……..just never thought of it in terms of that.

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    Mao’s Dog says:

    My dogs were offended when they read this comment line:
    If you don’t have at least one real dog
    I have see these little brutes work together to bring down a full-grown man. It’s also a fact that if a mouse farts within the fence line they let me know. and it’s really hard to fight with three of these guys biting your ankles.

    They are cool dogs, wife and I went for the big version. Between the 240lbs of dog, and the .410 Saiga by the bed I feel a bit better when I need to be gone at night.

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    LC Random Numbers growls and barks:

    SoCalOilMan, K.o.E. says:

    Arborist? Ok, he loses the point I gave him at the front, although he must be a damn good arborist (tree trimmer) if he gave her a $60,000 ring.

    Arborist as in has-put-in-his-hot-heavy-sweatin’-in-the-treetops time and now owns the company. Ever pay for tree trimming? More importantly, ever look at how much a mature palm costs to be planted? OUCH!

  53. 53
    MarineVet1995 growls and barks:

    Response to LC Darth Scoundrel @:
    Gotta agree… he took on the dude unarmed, so SHE could get away (and to the gun with which she defended herself), and kept him busy (by taking the ass-whuppin), so she could KILL the goblin! He keeps his man card, and gets some “Thank you” sex in the bargain!

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    seagoon growls and barks:

    Response to Sir Fresh Sign @:
    Tacky, very tacky.

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    SoCalOilMan, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    LC Random Numbers says:

    Arborist as in has-put-in-his-hot-heavy-sweatin’-in-the-treetops time and now owns the company.

    Arborist = tree trimmer like sanitation engineer = garbageman.

    I’m glad for him if he’s built a business, and maybe his clientele prefers to hire an “arborist” at a 45% markup rather than a tree trimmer that does the same job for less. When I need the behemoth in my front yard controlled. I look under “T” for tree trimming, not “A” for…what? I’d wager he lists in the yellow pages both ways and that’s why he’s got the hot girlfriend. :em93:

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    SoCalOilMan, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    Response to Mao’s Dog @ 45:

    My sincere apologies to your dogs.

    I love all dogs and I even like/tolerate cats, I’m just a big dog person.

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    SoCalOilMan, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    MarineVet1995 says:

    He keeps his man card, and gets some “Thank you” sex in the bargain!

    He did good until he sent out the sexy pics to the news services. Typical guy, gets his ass beat defending his woman, then does something stupid and “No soup for You!”

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    T growls and barks:

    Emperor – Ref # 43, I vote Aye!
    HOWEVER – it makes me reconsider that in my humble domicile the little lady has a Mossberg aside her helf of the peasant cushions. I wonder if I should load it with slug rather than it’s current load…

    On the other hand, if my door starts banging at 3AM, I will answer it with my trusty 1911 in my right hand anyway.

    And finally, a .380 will do fine, just load the magazine ball – hollowpoint alternating…

    AND PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE :em96:

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    Light29ID growls and barks:

    Once again the adage is proven:

    “God made Man equal…Colonel Colt guaranteed it”

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    MarineVet1995 growls and barks:

    Response to SoCalOilMan, K.o.E. @:
    Depending on what she was wearing to answer the door, I might have posed my honey with one foot on the goblin like a trophy buck! Failing that, to steal a line from (and probably mangle it in the process) “Dune”, “Who will challenge the Arborist when it is known that his woman will defeat them?” Sh*t, hot fiancee’, big house, own business, I give him credit for publicly saying “Don’t you wish you were me!”.

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    MarineVet1995 growls and barks:

    Response to T @:
    Glazer rounds do just fine in a .380 on center mass/soft tissue targets as well.

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    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    Response to LC Draco @:
    Florida is a Castle Doctrine state. The relatives of the goblin don’t get to sue. :em93:

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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    I was under the impression that a “tree trimer” just came and removed the tree(s) and that a “Arborist” planted, maintained healthy tree’s while also being able to diagnose and treat tree illness and trim trees.

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    As far as the comments as Florida being a ‘Castle Doctrine state”. True, as is Texas, where I live and carry. But there is always some lawyer out there to sue for something. Since I am not a lawyer and do not play one on TV, not sure if there are some other issues that family members can sue in civil court. HOPEFULLY, there are none, so don’t get me wrong.

    Second about the doggie thread…if it can fit in a microwave at full growth, it’s not a dog. It is an oversized rat. Of course, I own two Great Danes and a Dalmatian, so I guess your mileage may vary. (And seven cats… :em02: )

    And Gingis, when I was stationed at Ft Gordon, our BN XO had an Akita that met him at the door one late night. Our XO was over 6′ 3″ / 275lbs pure muscle and the Akita had him frozen until the lights came on and the dog could see who it was.

    Also, my wife had an Akita that would jump out second story windows to chase squirrels and never got hurt. I WOULD LOVE to have seen video of that!!!

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    I did envsion my wife with her. 357 and a ‘tude….or the house .45, .no doubt a tad more dramatic, not to mention messy.., but this guy took an ass-kickin ‘on his lady’s behalf. Good enough for me. I’d buy him a beer any time…..

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    AyUaxe growls and barks:

    Draco, yeah you rite about akitas–my inlaws had one and he was one of the best and fiercest dogs I’ve ever seen. I’ve had shepard/wolf mixes and been around some pretty “bad” dogs, but that akita was beyond them all. He could disembowel a cat in one motion, break another equally large dog’s hind leg like it was a chicken bone (both came in his yard while my father-in-law was there–something they just shouldn’t have done). He brooked no invasion of his or his family’s territory. Even other family members who were a little sketchy (you know, that aunt or cousin who’s always trying to sell or borrow something) might get a nip, just to make it clear they had to be on their best behavior. He was not “obedient.” He was “agreeable” to the will of his family (though a little grudgingly to the women of the family–sorry, even a dog can be a chauvinist, I guess). We need another one.

    Re: shaming of the “fiance”–while it’d have been better for him to respond with his own firearm and take care of the situation, sounds like the safety of his lady were his paramount considerations, including having the foresight to arm her and at least start her training–and she responded so well. Neither of them has anything to be ashamed or at all sheepish about. God bless ‘em and continue to protect them.

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    Some years ago we had a neighbor down the block that had an Akita. I walked our dog right past the house several days a week and that damn dog was huge! His head was bigger than my butt..and that’s damn big! I always expected that bugger to come sailing over the fence at us, but he generally just stood there giving me a “go to hell” look and barked loud enough to make my eardrums vibrate.

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    LC Darth Scoundrel growls and barks:

    Emperor Misha I says:

    LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist says:
    I just hope it doesnt come out that he drives a pink Lamborghini.
    If that’s the case, then his man card is revoked in perpetuity.

    Oh yes, of course, that goes without saying.
    My dog is a Doxie/poodle mix, twenty pounds of attitude in a five pound dog. He was the wife’s dog, so you can back up offa me now.

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    LC Darth Scoundrel growls and barks:

    Sir Fresh Sign says:

    Oh Brother, money grubbing is NOT sexy:
    Pistol-Packin’ Beauty Queen Looks to Cash In on Home Invasion Shooting
    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/22/pistol-packin-beauty-queen-looks-cash-home-invasion-shooting/#ixzz1HZPAz0WV

    Sounds to me like she’s trying to regain control of the picture more than cashing in.

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    Response to LC Darth Scoundrel @:

    My neighbor has a little black attack chihuahua one can hear for a good 50 feet. It actually tries to pull HER along when it goes for a walk :em02:

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    LC Darth Scoundrel growls and barks:

    Now, having said all that, a .380 wouldn’t be my first choice. But with the right bullet and a solid CM hit, it’s better than nothing. Remember kiddies, the best gun is the one you have when you need it. And .380?s can be comfortably concealed a lot of places larger caliber guns can’t. And what ever gun you choose to carry and use, TRAIN with it and be proficient with it, as this guy apparently was.

    As I write this I have a Grok 36 in an Uncle Mike holster stuffed in my waistband. As I am ample of waist, the butt of the gun is at least obscured. I am, however, in the market for a .380 for Youngest Daughter as she has shown an interest in learning to shoot.