Armed Homeowner Scares Off Burglar


BELLINGHAM – An attempted home burglary ended abruptly Thursday morning, July 28, when the intruder was confronted by the resident with a gun.

About 5:40 a.m., a man used a burglary tool to open a ground-level window at a house owned by a couple in the 4300 block of Samish Crest Lane, said Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young. The lights in the house were on and a car was parked in the driveway.

The husband heard the burglar breaking in, Young said. Pointing his handgun, he shouted at the suspect to freeze. The burglar fled through the same window he'd come in.

No shots were fired, nobody was injured and nothing was stolen. Read more


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Corey Graff is the managing editor of the <i><a href="">Standard Catalog of Firearms</a></i> and <i><a href="">Gun Digest</a></i> annual book. In addition, he is the author of <i>What's In Your Bug-Out Bag?</i> and <i>The Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry Holsters.</i> His personal interest in firearms includes handguns for hunting and self-defense as well as bolt-action rifles for western hunting.


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