Unarmed woman and peeping tom.


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Hot brass
October 4, 2003, 01:26 PM
If this lady had had a firearm she would have slept better.
http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/1/080568-5201-092.html

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DougCxx
October 4, 2003, 01:59 PM
That lady is an idiot.
If she would have had a firearm, she'd be one to blow her own foot off.
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The best advice I have ever read or heard about citizens owning guns to protect themselves from crime is that "the gun is a ticket out of a situation, not further in".
~

Keith
October 4, 2003, 02:59 PM
She is NOT an idiot!

She just got sick and tired of this guy stalking her and went out there to kick @ss and take names!
No, it was not wise and yes, she should have had a gun. But if you push people far enough they are going to react. The cops can't help her beyond taking a report and telling her to keep her doors locked.
She took matters into her own hands and she put this guy away.
If everyone resisted criminals (with guns or not) like this lady did, we'd have a lot fewer criminals around.

Keith

jrhead75
October 4, 2003, 03:12 PM
I agree with Keith. Her tactics might have sucked, but I'd much rather read that than the story of another victim.

Mark Tyson
October 4, 2003, 05:15 PM
Gutsy, but not smart. I don't think she's an idiot, but she exercised bad judgement in this case. She needs a gun(ah, but that's my solution to everything LOL).

C.R.Sam
October 4, 2003, 05:22 PM
The mind is the weapon.
Offensive or defensive.
A gun is but one of many choices of tools.
I don't agree with her tool selection but...
She didn't quit and she prevailed.

Goodonher.

Sam

benewton
October 4, 2003, 08:51 PM
Sam's right, good on her.

But I'd advise my wife to send a couple rounds of 00 buck through the window he's seen in, first.

Then send out the dogs.

And then make sure she had the AR in hand to investigate whatever remained.



Then call 911 to clean up the mess: I've better things to do.

Standing Wolf
October 4, 2003, 10:22 PM
Her method may have been imperfect, but that woman's a lioness! More power to her—and may she take on the next criminal who crosses her path with something that goes "Bang!" in a serious way.

WvaBill
October 4, 2003, 10:31 PM
"We discourage behavior like that," said Detective Steve Fippen of the Indianapolis Police Department. "What the victim did was courageous, but the man could have been armed and dangerous, and she could have been seriously hurt."




Yeah, or she could be a murder vic and then Det. Fipen could be the hero.


One who chooses to stand against bg should be praised. At least she did not hide in her bedroom praying that IPD response time was fast enough.

NapAttack
October 4, 2003, 11:24 PM
I agree that what she did was courageous and put paid to the problem but it was also terminally stupid. Had she been armed when she did this I'm sure she'd be in jail.

Also, had she shot him while peeping in her window, with no obvious attempts at entry she'd probably be in jail. No way the police or a jury of soccer moms would see this as self-defense.

Just curious but don't most states have anti-stalking laws now? Why couldn't she have had the guy arrested for stalking? Why weren't the police willing to do anything when this guy was obviously stalking her?

Baba Louie
October 5, 2003, 12:32 AM
Braun was released on bail Friday morning, but Arbuckle is confident she'll be safe.
Thats an oxymoronic sentence based on the few criminal types I've known who know they're going to be back inside soon.

What have I got to lose? I'll teach him/her a lesson and skip the state.

I don't think her attack pugs will really be of much use in stopping a known convicted rapist who's back out on the streets, knows where she lives, has stalked her for months and might be a little vexed at her due to his new-found predicament.

And she's gonna sleep better?

sigh

Adios

Standing Wolf
October 5, 2003, 12:33 AM
Why couldn't she have had the guy arrested for stalking? Why weren't the police willing to do anything when this guy was obviously stalking her?

She probably didn't know who he was, and voyeurs aren't often a very high priority for most law enforcement agencies. Stalkers might be a higher priority, but again, unless she happened to be a well connected politician, there's not much chance the local police would have staked out the area surrounding her house.

From the article:

Braun, 57, faces 12 preliminary charges of felony voyeurism, as well as stalking and felony battery of an officer during the arrest. Court records show Braun was convicted of rape in 1982 and served 18 years in prison.

If she'd known all that in advance, she might have been less foolhardy and more inclined to arm herself—but she still deserves kudos for standing up to a vicious criminal.

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