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(MD/DC) Chevy Chase home invasion

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by K-Romulus, Mar 28, 2006.

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  1. K-Romulus

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    The local news is buzzing over this home invasion in a "nice" neighborhood.

    Chevy Chase is the rough equivalent to Grosse Point, MI, the Chicago "Gold Coast," or Scarsdale, NY.

    Meanwhile, the biggest problem in Northern Virginia just across the Potomac is that there is too much traffic.:rolleyes:

    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=738416#

    and

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/28/AR2006032800101.html

    You know it is significant when the WashPost does a writeup. The Post usually ignores home invasion crimes in this area, leaving it to the local neighborhood papers to be a source of crime info. I think they are making a big deal of this one because Chevy Chase is literally on the border with DC, and is the area where most of the blissninny dinner party crowd (to include Post editors) seems to be concentrated. This is near where that NY Times writer got whacked over the head during his walk and killed a few months back.

    Maybe that is why twenty-four police cars show up. :eek:

    Meanwhile, minority gang members shoot it out in DC and lower-rent MD/DC border areas, and I never see any info on how many police cars showed up for those problems . .:rolleyes:

    This is the second area home invasion reported this month; the last one was fatal after the elderly homeowner collapsed from the shock: http://www.gazette.net/stories/030806/silvnew180714_31951.shtml

    Meanwhile, another guy about five miles from my house SHOT a home invader last May, and there was no mention in the Post!:rolleyes:
    (edited to fix date of home invader shooting)
     
  2. Alex45ACP

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    Part of the reason I left that area.
     
  3. gripper

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    SDo we should put out a BOLO for three Black guys with some serious sexual dysfunction/devciancy problems("attempted sexual assault")....that should pi$$ them off enough to pull a stupid move and get caught.:evil:
     
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    To be brutally honest, I haven't met anyone from that area that isn't an ???????. This isn't to say they deserved what happened to them by any means, but maybe it'll give some a heads up about their leftist falsehoods (disarmament is GOOD!!). I used to do a lot of plumbing in that area, specifically in the area between 410 (east/west highway) and western avenue, off of connecticut ave. I don't think theres a home down there that would sell for less than 1 million.
     
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    What's a BOLO? I assumed it's something like an APB, but I don't like to assume anything.
     
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    Maybe that's because police cars don't show up for those problems? :uhoh:
     
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    All I can say is that I feel sorry for the kids, and I hope the parents learned their lesson.
     
  9. K-Romulus

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    it gets better

    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=739690

    College Park, MD, is another community right near the MD/DC border, and home to a lot of university-crowd types (if you know what I mean). One redeeming thing about the area is that it somehow elected state sen. Giannetti, who singlehandedly killed the MD AWB for the last two years by virtue of his "no" vote in a senate committee. Giannetti actually knew nothing about the issue going into the first year's hearings, and after listening to both sides, did his own research and made up his own mind about the ban. For that, the Brady Campaign has started a national campaign to kill him off later this year in the local primaries.

    Today the Post has a two-page follow-up story on the Chevy Chase home invasion: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/28/AR2006032801180.html

    Meanwhile, in Northern Virginia, the biggest headlines this morning concern the George Mason basketball team, and a proposed condo development near a Metro station. . .:rolleyes:
     
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    Home invasions in Virginia are rare due to more guns on average in the homes than either DC or MD...

    Go George Mason!
     
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    CORRECTION

    It seems I stand corrected on the assertion that all is quiet in VA. A home invasion happened in Alexandria on Monday, the same night as the Chevy Chase incident.

    For those curious types, the linked article also has a photo of the Chevy Chase home . . .

    http://www.examiner.com/Search-a61388~Armed_robbers_terrorize_Chevy_Chase_family.html

     
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    update: two arrested

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/31/AR2006033100781.html

     
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    Okay, I don't mean to hijack, and realize that this isn't Strategies and Tactics, but the incident brings up an interesting scenario I've never heard posted about before:

    You're armed (Of course!). What WOULD you if you answer the front door, and suddenly become aware of strangers entering from the rear of the house. Do you clear leather and race to the rear of the house? Try to push bad guy #1 back out the front door, lock it and THEN race to the rear of the house to confront the other bad guys? Clear leather on bad guy #1? Sounds like a very difficult situation when multiple intruders are involved. What would you do?
     
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    birddog, do I take it that I'm still outside the house and they're in it? Shut the door, get to safety, and call 911. I know it's not tacticool, but it's the right answer.

    Do they have hostages? Same answer. I'm outgunned, I don't have surprise, equipment, training, size, youth, or anything else going for me. It's what SWAT teams were made for. Time to call in the pros.
     
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    I read the original post as saying that the husband answered the front door, implying that he was inside, and as he was distracted by that guy, more came in through the back door. I'm assuming the spouse/family to be at home doing whatever it is they're doing as all of this takes place.

    In the case of my spouse, she'd be reaching for her Kimber as I was drawing whatever I was carrying...but I digress.
    Joel
     
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    People who know me

    know I answer the door with a gun in my hand.

    It's one of the benefits of being a single guy in a one bedroom apt.

    As a kid we moved to a nice neighborhood after years of bad hood living, we never got out of the habit of locking doors and windows.
     
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    [Emily Latella voice] Why would anybody want to invade Chevy Chase's home? He's such a nice man! I'm sure he'd just open the door without an invasion..what?:what: Oh, never mind![/ Emily Latella voice]

    Seriously, sorry to hear things like that happen anywhere. The price of peace is vigilance.:(
     
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    The name of the city kind of threw me off.
     
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    Always always have a gun, any gun within reach. It does't have to be a cannon a little J frame will get you back to the other guns if need be.

    ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FRIGGEN DOORS LOCKED. I just don't know how people can not have their doors locked.
     
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    I can't understand that either, nor can I fathom the penchant most of my fellow Columbians have for leaving their curtains wide open at night with all the lights on. Just what view are they going to get other than their own reflection? Are they that vain? At night the city is like shopping for prostitute in Amsterdam - a criminal could stroll down the street and casually window shop. "Ooh, nice laptop there.....cute chick, no boyfriend or dog......hey, there's a good plasma tv with surround sound setup...."

    I just don't get it. :confused:
     
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