Three people in Athens have recently used firearms to interrupt crimes, prompting police to caution it’s preferable to call 911 if possible.
In one incident on June 21, Dennis Terry said he was driving when he saw a man beating a woman who caught her assailant breaking into her car. Terry said he ran toward the assailant and threatened to shoot him.
“I got within about 15 feet of them and told him to ‘get down or I’ll shoot’ two or three times, and when he saw I meant business he turned her loose and ran,” Terry said.
Two weeks earlier, 75-year-old businessman Raymond Penn had a gun when he confronted a man he found hiding in a storage room attached to his business. Penn said he told the man to come out with his hands up. The businessman said the suspected burglar had a gun and fired at him, and he fired back.
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Three people in Athens have recently used firearms to interrupt crimes, prompting police to caution…
by Jack Satterfield / Jul 1, 2012