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Hephzibah woman, dog chase off burglar

Thursday, June 12, 2014 2:52 PM
Last updated Friday, June 13, 2014 1:13 AM
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An armed Hephzibah woman and her dog chased a burglar Tuesday evening after she discovered the man in her home.

The 24-year-old woman told police she returned to her Harrogate Drive home about 11 p.m. After letting her dog out of its cage, she discovered that the back glass door had been broken and was unlocked.

According to an incident report, she was going into the bedroom to get a rifle when a man ran from another bedroom in the home.

The woman, with the rifle in her hand, and her dog chased the burglar. She told police she intended to shoot him but was concerned she would hit her dog, which was jumping on the man’s back.

She fired a round into the ground before going back to her home to reload. When she returned, the man had disappeared.

Police said she and the dog then got in her vehicle and continued searching for the burglar while waiting for police to arrive.

The burglar, who was not captured, made off with electronics and four guns, the report said.

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dwb619
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dwb619 06/12/14 - 03:35 pm
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MP75/FP60/MR105

That is our burglar protection system.
Male pitt 75 pounds
Female pitt 60 pounds
Male Rottweiller 105 pounds.
If the crook is stupid enough to break in, his day will go down hill.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/12/14 - 03:37 pm
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That woman was BEYOND LUCKY

That woman was BEYOND LUCKY that she wasn't raped or shot.

This is how terrible things happen, when people walk in on a burglary in progress.

rugerguy
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rugerguy 06/12/14 - 04:53 pm
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Who's lucky?

I say the creep was lucky he didn't get eaten by the dog or blown away with a rifle bullet. Hopefully one of these outcomes will result eventually. God bless you ma'am for having the courage to FIGHT, buy your brave puppy a steak.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/12/14 - 05:29 pm
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TYPICAL MISTAKE

left ALL the guns at home and did not arrive ARMED at the house where the other firearms were stored.

This is assuming the story as presented is 100% accurate.
Was it Single Shot Rifle? or a Single Shot Shotgun?

Since this happen in Goshen Plantation and that is 1/2 mile as the crow flies from our house.

Let me add a few things:
Goshen is an AUGUSTA 30906 Address not Hephzibah 30815.
Unless it changed in the last year.

If it was on the side of Harrogate that borders Old Waynesboro and Mark Waters roads, there some interesting renters along their fence lines.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/12/14 - 05:58 pm
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Goshen Plantation

Yikes....they will have to get their neighborhood patrol cranked up.

cush1944
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cush1944 06/12/14 - 06:07 pm
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"Who's lucky?" Liberals

"Who's lucky?"
Liberals believe we all need the government to look after us. Liberals know little about personal responsibility.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/12/14 - 09:00 pm
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No, cush1944, it doesn't

No, cush1944, it doesn't matter what political party that woman belonged to.

You are male, you don't grasp how dangerous that was for her and how it could've turned out so terribly wrong.

And it is just downright silly for you to think that is a liberal idea.

This has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with a crime, that could've easily turned into a rape and murder.

Why would you think it had anything to do with politics?

The Savage Madame
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The Savage Madame 06/12/14 - 10:06 pm
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Way to go lady!!!

Cudos for getting a gun, and taking a stand!

corgimom
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corgimom 06/12/14 - 10:17 pm
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But cush1944, don't believe

But cush1944, don't believe me.

Ask a police officer how dangerous it is to interrupt a burglary in progress.

Ask that same police officer if it has anything to do with being a liberal, and after they stop laughing, ask them if their caution is because of their politics. Or if it's because they want to go home in one piece, alive.

like-it-is
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like-it-is 06/12/14 - 10:42 pm
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HUM

I wonder who will get hurt or kill by the GUNS that was stolen? Hope not me or YOU!!!!Now FOUR MORE GUNS out on the Streets
LUCKY for Her, UNLUCKY for someone else. Happy she was not hurt.

rugerguy
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rugerguy 06/12/14 - 11:01 pm
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Raped or shot Corgimom?

I think if she hadn't had a dog or rifle she could have been raped or killed.

But, I agree if there is evidence your house is broken into it is best not to go in. Call the cops and let them do their job.

If you are armed and they come at you, don't wait for the cops to prevent you from being raped or killed.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/13/14 - 05:18 am
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In Defense of our South Side County Gal's.

If I were a burglar I'd feel safer down town in the CBD, raiding a coffee slipping Yuppie's house, than tangling with a South Side Gal with her dander up and her loyal Dog.

Because we have some pretty feisty, darn right sweet or mean, at the flip of a switch, ladies out here on the South Side.

cush1944
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cush1944 06/13/14 - 08:25 am
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"I think if she hadn't had a

"I think if she hadn't had a dog or rifle she could have been raped or killed."
rugerguy, but then you don't think like a liberal.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/13/14 - 09:02 am
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Choices

Would you rather have a gun in your hand or a cop on the phone. This story does not add up. This perk is running with 4 guns and electronics.
The victim is 24, should be young enough to be in good shape. The dog jumps on his back. Why not let the dog have his/her fun. If you only got one shot, make it count. Hard to miss from 5 foot away.
Of course the libs what to get rid of your guns, unless your John Barrow. I done seen him on TV with his grand dads rifle.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/13/14 - 11:58 am
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I think that even with a dog

I think that even with a dog and gun, she could've been raped or killed. If he had heard her coming in and met her at the door, this could've ended in tragedy. He didn't hear her coming in, that's what saved her.

God was watching out for her.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/13/14 - 11:58 am
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Cush, what does a liberal

Cush, what does a liberal think like?

Please inform us all.

cush1944
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cush1944 06/13/14 - 08:11 pm
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"Cush, what does a liberal

"Cush, what does a liberal think like?"
Actually most of today's so called liberals give liberalism a bad name. Most of today's so called liberals are really Marxists and socialists. Today's Liberals believe they have all the answers when fact they have very few. Liberals believe when folks make bad decisions the folks that made the right decisions should bail them out. Very few liberals have common sense. Many liberals believe that lying and cheating is OK because the end justifies the means, there are some good examples of the lies on this thread. Some liberals are ignorant and are not smart enough to know they are ignorant.

happychimer
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happychimer 06/13/14 - 08:38 pm
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cush you make me laugh so

cush you make me laugh so hard that my sides hurt. Now that is some funny stuff you wrote. I really don't know where you came up with that nonsense.

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