Young Mother Shoots Intruder While on Phone with 911
This recently widowed young mother is stalked by two men who know she is vulnerable after her husband dies. She calls 911 when they begin breaking into her home. After 20 terrifying minutes waiting for a police response she informs the 911 operator that the intruders are coming in and that she is prepared to defend herself. Fortunately, she has a shotgun and a handgun and her late husband had trained her how to use her firearms.
This woman’s call explains exactly why you can’t rely on the police to protect you when you are in your home. By the time they arrive you can be dead. You can either have your self defense in your hand or rely on the police officer who may be parked miles away at Dunkin Donuts. (And we don’t mean any disrespect to our police, as they cannot be everywhere, and we are sure that Dunkin Donuts and other business owners welcome the safety and security their presence brings in the late hours of the night. There are simply not enough police to deter violent criminals)
More Details From an 6 January 2012 Article in The Daily Mail Online:
Teen widow who shot dead home invader who ‘wanted her late 58-year-old husband’s meds’ WON’T face charges
- Sarah McKinley, 18, lost husband to lung cancer on Christmas Day
- Shot dead intruder on New Year’s Eve who broke in carrying 12-inch knife and was allegedly after dead husband’s drugs
- McKinley had sold all but two of husband’s guns to cover funeral costs
“The 18-year-old Oklahoma widow who shot dead a man after he broke in to her house won’t face charges over his death, police said yesterday. The man was looking for the prescription drugs belonging to Sarah McKinley’s dead husband, an affidavit released on Wednesday revealed. Ms McKinley’s 58-year-old husband Kenneth had died from lung cancer on Christmas Day, leaving behind their three-year-old son Justin, and an arsenal of cancer medications. Justin Martin, 24, was addicted to prescription drugs, his friend told police, and was looking for his next fix. Painkillers had gone missing from their home in recent weeks, Ms. McKinley said, and suspected someone was breaking in. The young widow told NewsOK.com that it is not customary to lock one’s doors in the rural community of Blanchard, Oklahoma. Martin knew Mr McKinley had recently died of cancer and suspected there were more narcotics in the house, 29-year-old Dustin Stewart told police. Ms McKinley said Martin had knocked on her door the night of her husband’s funeral when it was ‘pitch black out.’ She didn’t recognise him but said he was acting strangely. Once he realised she had company, he left.
Martin returned New Year’s Day with a 12-inch hunting knife. Ms McKinley told NewsOK.com that it took Martin 21 minutes to break into her house. During that time, she was on the phone with two 911 dispatchers.”