Magazine article The New American

Shot and Ditched

Magazine article The New American

Shot and Ditched

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KXII.com reported out of Carter County, Oklahoma, on November 3 about a burglary suspect whose day went from bad to worse.

A homeowner was returning home when he caught the thief in the act. Homeowner Sammy Stanfield told KXII.com that he witnessed a trespasser exit his garage. Stanfield quickly retrieved his .22-caliber rifle from his truck and ordered the man to stop. When the intruder refused to heed his commands, Stanfield fired the rifle at the suspect. "He was coming out of my garage and he was coming at me and I asked him to stop and he didn't.... [I tried] to get him to stop ... and he just wouldn't. He wouldn't stop," Stanfield told KXII.com. After firing a warning shot that didn't stop the suspect's advance, Stanfield fired again and shot the burglar in the arm. The injured burglar fled into a nearby vehicle and tried backing out of the driveway but inadvertently got stuck in a ditch. …

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