I'm sure you don't feel good that you predicted the escalating crime in the US, but nevertheless you were correct in your prediction. Washington is starting to experience a spike in violent crime.Regards,Dustin
One intruder apparently shot, killed the other near Puyallup
A masked intruder died Wednesday morning after his partner in crime accidentally shot him in the head during an exchange of gunfire with a Pierce County resident, sheriff’s deputies said.
Deputies were searching for the surviving robber late Wednesday, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
The incident began as a home-invasion robbery at a house in the 6100 block of 72nd Street Court East, just west of the Puyallup city limits.
According to a man and a woman who live in the home:
Two masked men broke into the house about 6:30 a.m. They barged into the couple’s bedroom, pistol-whipped the man and demanded jewelry and the location of the couple’s safe.
As that happened, the woman reached under the bed, grabbed a shotgun and gave it to her boyfriend.
He and one of the robbers exchanged gunfire before the robbers ran from the home. One of the intruders made it about 20 yards, collapsed in the driveway and died. Deputies said they found a loaded handgun, jewelry and other items taken from the house around the man’s body.
An autopsy determined the shot that killed the man did not come from the shotgun, Troyer said.
Investigators believe the second intruder left in a maroon or burgundy vehicle. It was unknown whether he was hurt.
The boyfriend suffered minor injuries; his girlfriend was not injured.
A second man who lives in the home was not there at the time. Troyer described the man as a roommate.
Investigators do not believe the robbery was random, Troyer said.
“Usually, houses are targeted,” he said.
The dead man was identified as Michael Aaron Price, 31, Troyer said.
Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/11/04/1409167/1-dead-after-robbery-at-home.html#disqus_thread#ixzz14L65s7YI
Hi Dustin, its pretty easy to predict actually. Every time the economy of a country goes through a crisis, there’s a consequence in terms of higher crime. When an economy downright collapses like it did in our case, you soon wake up to a 3rd world level of crime and violence you never thought you’d see.
This story has a few good lessons though:
1) The masked men managed to get to their bedroom = very poor home security. Read about that in the blog, there’s lot of info on making your home safer.
2) Poor choice of weapon. Imagine having to work a pump shotgun or any other long arm for that matter with the attackers already pistol whipping you. A handgun ready to fire is more convenient for that kind of contact range fighting.
3) “west of the Puyallup city limits” What the… I swear, this Survival Guru God told me these things happened in the cities. Outside the city limits these things aren’t supposed to happen… right? Wrong.What they were looking for? Criminals look for three things mostly during home invasions 1) Cash 2) Jewelry (gold) 3) Drugs (legal or otherwise) Keep this in mind next time you talk with people about any of those three. “I just sold my car”(I have money at hand) “My wife likes jewelry” (I’ve got a couple thousand bucks worth of junk gold in my house) This only gets worse as the price of gold increases. “I’m taking this drug for my back pain… “(I have some of the good stuff just sitting in my nigh table…)