Why Do I Carry A Gun: In the Home Detroit Edition – a continuing series


Freddy’s Note:

This is a continuing series on why I and other people carry a gun for self defense.  You can see the whole series here

Home Invasion outside Detroit

Burglary suspect is expected to recover after being shot in the hand by a homeowner he attempted to rob.

Bloomfield Township police said two men forced their way into a home in the 1600 block of Bloomfield Place, near Square Lake and Telegraph roads, about 9:30 p.m. Monday and demanded money.

The homeowner agreed to give them money and led one of the suspects to a bedroom.

“In the bedroom the victim grabbed a firearm, a struggle ensued and the resident shot at the suspect,” said Lt. Phil Langmeyer. “The struggle continued and the suspects ultimately left the residence.”

The homeowner fired another round as the suspects were fleeing, Langmeyer said.

Oakland County Sheriff deputies found the injured suspect at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, where he sought treatment for his gunshot wound. He was questioned and arrested, before being transported to Beaumont Hospital for additional treatment.

Police are searching for the second suspect, described as a white man, in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark coat and stocking cap and oh yeah is probably bleeding profusely from a gun shot wound.

Why do I carry a Gun: Senior Citizen Edition – a continuing series

Freddy’s Note:

Another in a continuing series of incidents where a person with a gun prevented harm to himself or his home.

Robbery attempt of armed man fails. 3 suspects in custody, 1 at large.

Francis Muchanic, Erica Major, Dylan Brewer and Evan Hess thought they had the robbery planned.

They didn’t anticipate the .357 Smith and Wesson revolver in their target’s hands. The fallout from the unseen variable led to three of them falling into police custody while one remains at large.

State police at Gibson said Mr. Muchanic walked up to David Braman’s Creek Road home in New Milford and began to open the door just before 8 p.m. Monday. Mr. Muchanic, 31, of Susquehanna, said he was having car trouble and was hoping Mr. Braman would let him use the phone.

The 69-year-old man, armed with a revolver, knew it was a lie when he saw the ski mask and handgun.

Mr. Muchanic burst through the door, Mr. Braman fell and a scuffle ensued, state police said.

Outside, Ms. Major, 30, of Susquehanna, waited for her boyfriend to finish the job. Mr. Brewer, 20, of New Milford, and Mr. Hess, 20, of Forest City, stood nearby. Three shots rang out from inside.

Mr. Muchanic stumbled out of the house with a bullet wound in his groin and fell. Mr. Brewer and Mr. Hess fled into the rural landscape. Ms. Major picked up her bleeding boyfriend and put him in his car. They took off and headed for the New York border.

Ms. Major placed a call on the road. A dispatcher about 20 miles away at the Susquehanna County Communications Center picked it up.

Ms. Major explained to the 911 dispatcher she and her boyfriend were driving north on Interstate 81 and pulled over to help a fellow driver in Great Bend Twp. A problem occurred when Mr. Muchanic got out of the car the other driver pulled out a gun and shot him in the groin, she told the dispatcher, according to police.

The couple pulled over at a rest area just over the New York State border and Mr. Muchanic was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y., where he was charged by police with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault burglary and criminal conspiracy. He was also charged by the New York State Police as a fugitive from justice. He is in critical condition at the Binghamton hospital, state police said. Preliminary hearing information was not available.

Ms. Major was arrested in Pennsylvania for criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and filing false reports. She was sent to Susquehanna County Prison on $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.

Mr. Brewer was apprehended in Pennsylvania and charged with attempted theft and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. He was sent to Susquehanna County Prison on $50,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is also scheduled for Monday.

Mr. Hess was not apprehended and is sought on a warrant charging him with attempted theft and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery.

Man attacked by robber, fights back, is charged with murder


Corey Stoddard being accosted by Liberal Press

Freddy’s Note:

Corey Stoddard was attacked by the no-good criminal piece of trash, Kevin Lewis Crouch, and ended up being pistol whipped. Stoddard was able to run to his truck and while trying to escape, Crouch was killed.  Corey Stoddard should be given a medal, yet the Washington DC police department arrested him for murder.  This is the same Police Department that has been instructed to arrest tourists who have any jewelry that contains spent firearms cartridges as part of the design.  The Washington Police Department = one of the most corrupt police organizations in the country.

Washington DC

A robber attacked Washington D.C. tow truck driver, striking him in the head with a gun, but the driver successfully fought back — and now faces a murder charge.

The driver, 35-year-old Corey Stoddard, was approached by 22-year-old Kevin Lewis Crouch in a tow lot in northeast D.C. earlier this week. Crouch asked Stoddard about a green car. Stoddard replied that there was no green car in the lot, prompting Crouch to draw a gun and threaten him.

Stoddard attempted to run away, but tripped and fell. Crouch repeatedly struck him in the head with the gun, according to The Washington Post.

Finally, Stoddard flung his wallet toward a fence, and Crouch ran after it. While Crouch was distracted, Stoddard climbed into his tow truck and ran over his assailant. Crouch died from his injuries a few hours later.

Stoddard readily admitted these details to police.

He has now been charged with second-degree murder. Police rejected arguments that Stoddard was merely attempting to flee in his tow truck, or acting in self-defense.

Stoddard is free for now, but must wear an ankle monitor.

Crouch has a criminal record: He was convicted of carjacking in 2009, when he was 17, and served four years in a youth facility. As part of his plea deal, several assault and gun charges were dropped.

Since Crouch was the instigator — and attacked Stoddard with a gun — many say the homicide charge is inappropriate.

“I don’t think he should get no second-degree murder,” said one of Stoddard’s neighbors in an interview with local news.

Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment because they were all out beating up tourists for fun.