Someone Knocking at the Door? Somebody Ringing the Bell?

Let ’em in.

…About 8:45 p.m., three teenage males knocked on the door of a home in the 3300 block of Raines Street, Pensacola Police Department officials said.

When resident Jack Crawford, 72, answered the door, one of the teens hit him in the head with an aluminum bat and tried to force his way into the home.

“I opened it up, and he hit me right off. … Wham! Split my head open,” Crawford said.

“So I shot him and another guy,” Crawford said, chuckling as he told the story to a News Journal reporter Sunday evening.

“I could have shot the third one, but I would have had to shoot him in the back as he ran away.”

I forgot to add, “but have your pistol with you and don’t fall over when they hit you in the head with a bat, esPECIALLY if you’re, like, SEVENTY TWO YEARS OLD”.

Now that he’s got staples in his gourd, I think a peephole in the door’s the way to go forward, wouldn’t you say?

11 Responses to “Someone Knocking at the Door? Somebody Ringing the Bell?”

  1. Yojimbo says:

    Never hurts to keep quoting InstaPundit: “When seconds count the police are only minutes away.” And then probably establishing a command post.

    There is something funny in this. When a quarterback hits his head, even though he is wearing one of those state of the art helmets, he gets concussed and is out for x weeks. A 72 year old guy gets hit dead square,simply gets stitched up, and is fully cognitive. Don’t you mess with us geezers. We don’t take prisoners!

  2. nightfly says:

    Good guys 2, bad guys nil.


    “Isn’t that just like a punk? Brings a bat to a gunfight.”

  3. major dad says:

    Too bad he wasn’t using .45 230 gr hollowpoint punk annihilators, save the state some money.

  4. mojo says:

    The old boy got two orcs on the way down?

    My man!

  5. Yojimbo says:

    Maybe that’s why you don’t see these clowns knocking on doors in Utah.

    The M1911 is the official weapon at the annual Yojimbo BFTA* confab.

    *Blunt Force Trauma Award

  6. major dad says:

    I do like the 1911 but Sig is the choice here.

  7. Yojimbo says:

    Hey! The Florida judge just bounced the ENTIRE ObamaCare law!

  8. tree hugging sister says:

    That’s a PENSACOLA judge, too! Right here in our little home town!

  9. JeffS says:

    At a guess, the teens probably didn’t swing the bat all that hard. An aluminum bat makes a very nice club.

    I do like the 1911 but Sig is the choice here.

    That’s a nice weapon, and will certainly deal with any unfriendly visitor(s).

    But the 1911 may become the Official Pistol of the State of Utah. Could a Sig do that?

  10. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Bravo! People like him (and that lovely judge in Pensacola) are why I still have hope for my home state.

  11. Laura says:

    Good for him. He should have shot the third one running away too.

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