May 03, 2007

Home Alone

Armed citizens make great news stories, but boring movies. "This one armed man tried to murder my wife, and it looks like he planned to frame me for it. Good thing she had her gun on her."

Similarly, home invaders don't face cute little tricks when the 11 year old girl they are facing is a champion shotgunner.


Per my commenter, it appears that the news report I linked is an urban legend. I stand by my preference for armed defence over entertainment.

Posted by triticale at May 3, 2007 08:11 AM | TrackBack

This is an "urban legend" and there doesn't seem to be any evidence to back up it up.

Raphael Resendez-Ramirez is the infamous "Railroad Killer" illegal alien / serial murderer. He eventually was captured.

Enrique Garza is a musician from Snyder, Texas whose 3 sons formed the band "Los Lonely Boys".

Patricia Harrington is an adult woman who writes children’s mystery books.

I can find no reference to David Burien.

The story has no author or news source listed. There is no date, time or address of where the incident took place. I would wager that this is an invented account. There's absolutely nothing on the web (aside from this verbatim account itself) to indicate this ever actually happened, or that anyone named Patricia Harrington ever was a champion clay-shooter anywhere. No news station, web site or paper has published this story.

Please prove me wrong by providing some verifiable facts or citations!

Posted by: JonnyV at May 3, 2007 11:48 AM
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