(LA) Two women use handguns to capture burglars 09-05-03


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WAGCEVP
September 6, 2003, 02:51 PM
This is a good example of how to handle a property defense, without getting in trouble.... if they turn violent, then it's justifiable for you to use a little more force4 :)



(LA) Two women use handguns to capture burglars 09-05-03

http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/090503/new_csi001.shtml

Two women capture suspects
WBR police compare them to 'CSI' officers
By EMILY KERN
ekern@theadvocate.com
Westside bureau

Advocate staff photo by Mark Saltz Port Allen homeowner Dwayne Coulon,
center, talks Thursday afternoon with West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's
deputies Glynn Scalise, left, and Sonny Massey, right, after the arrests
of two men accused of burglarizing Coulon's residence. The fishing poles
in the foreground are some of the items the suspects stuffed into their
vehicle before the women intervened, deputies said.

PORT ALLEN -- Two women with knees bent and feet planted wide apart to
ensure a steady aim held a pair of would-be burglars at gunpoint
Thursday afternoon until West Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies could
arrest the suspects, the Sheriff's Office said.

At first, a neighbor calling 9-1-1 reported seeing a suspicious vehicle
in the 4900 block of Rebelle Lane, said sheriff's Sgt. Glynn Scalise,
one of the first law-enforcement officers on the scene shortly after 3
p.m.

A second call heightened the law- enforcement response when a caller
reported that a woman was holding two men at gunpoint while arguing with
them, Scalise said.

"She (one of the women) was yelling at them, and I couldn't tell what
was going on," Scalise said, imitating the women's posture and comparing
them to crime-fighting officers on the popular television series "CSI."

Scalise said deputies quickly gained control of the situation.

One of the men already had his hands up inside a brown Toyota hatchback,
Scalise said.

The other was lying sprawled on the ground beside the car, Scalise said.

Laurence Berry, 40, 1408 Johnson St., Baker, and Anthony Mims, 48, 10658
Northdale Drive, Baton Rouge, were booked into the West Baton Rouge
Parish Jail on counts of burglary, felony theft, possession of crack
cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Scalise said.
The homeowners, one of the women and the husband of the other woman
stood outside
Thursday afternoon for a while talking with sheriff's deputies about the
afternoon's unusual events.

John Fairchild's wife, Dana, was on her way out of town when she noticed
something going on at her neighbor's house, John Fairchild said.

On closer inspection, she saw another neighbor pointing a gun at the two
men, John Fairchild said.

John Fairchild said his wife always carries a weapon when traveling.

After sizing up the situation, Dana Fairchild grabbed her gun and joined
her neighbor, John Fairchild said.

"Several of us over the years have had stuff stolen," John Fairchild
said. "It's good to see people looking after each other."

Dana Fairchild was unavailable for an interview because she had resumed
her trip shortly after deputies arrived, her husband said.

The other woman involved declined to be identified or interviewed for
this story.

The homeowner, Dwayne Coulon, said he was checking soybeans in back of
the spillway near Maringouin when he received a cell phone call from a
neighbor about the burglary at his home.
His first reaction was, "I don't need this," Coulon said.

But on second thought, he said, "It's good to have good neighbors."

Scalise said the two men admitted to stealing tools and several fishing
rods and reels to buy crack cocaine. The items were recovered inside the
Toyota, Scalise said.

One of the men said he was "glad" he got caught, so that he can finally
receive help, Scalise said.

Deputies will try to match some of the recovered items not belonging to
the Coulons to other nearby burglaries, Scalise said.

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4v50 Gary
September 6, 2003, 04:19 PM
God mad man, but Colt made Woman equal. :)

hansolo
September 6, 2003, 05:56 PM
Good for them! These ladies showed courage and cool heads. In California, where I live, they'd probably have been arrested or possibily shot by the LEO's:banghead:

Quartus
September 6, 2003, 06:31 PM
Scalise said deputies quickly gained control of the situation.

One of the men already had his hands up inside a brown Toyota hatchback,
Scalise said.

The other was lying sprawled on the ground beside the car, Scalise said.




Uh, the DEPUTIES gained control of the situation?????


Looks to me like the ladies had things well under control.


Typical "Only TRAINED law enforcement personnel can handle criminals!" garbage.

Chipperman
September 6, 2003, 10:04 PM
Sweet story! :)

Maybe this will find its way into the mainsteram media b/c it was two women, and no shots fired.
Uh, well probably not. :banghead:

Standing Wolf
September 6, 2003, 11:11 PM
Scalise said deputies quickly gained control of the situation.

Whew! That was close!

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