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Forum Post: ‘My Wife Is a Hero’: Georgia Mother Shoots Home Intruder Five Times After Being Cornered in Attic

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 6, 2013, 7:44 p.m. EST by PublicCurrency (1387)
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A Georgia mother and her two young children are unharmed after a man broke into their house with a crowbar on Friday, cornering them in an attic crawlspace.

According to WSB-TV, the woman was at home with her nine-year-old twins when the doorbell rang. When they didn’t answer, the man reportedly went back to his car and returned with a crowbar.

The mother said she could see the suspect– now identified as Paul Slater– trying to enter the house with the crowbar from her office window. Without hesitation, she grabbed her children, her phone, her gun, and ran upstairs.

One can only imagine the breathless moments after the man broke down the door and began searching the house.

WSB-TV continues:

But the man eventually found the family.

“The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver,” [Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman] told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.

The woman then shot him five times, but he survived, Chapman said. He said the woman ran out of bullets but threatened to shoot the intruder if he moved.

“She’s standing over him, and she realizes she’s fired all six rounds. And the guy’s telling her to quit shooting,” Chapman said.

The woman ran to a neighbor’s home with her children. The intruder attempted to flee in his car but crashed into a wooded area and collapsed in a nearby driveway, Chapman said.

Slater– who was taken to the hospital with punctured lungs, a punctured liver, and a punctured stomach– has reportedly been arrested six times since 2008.

WSB-TV continues:

“My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner,” [the woman's husband] Donnie Herman said.

He said he’s thankful for his family’s safety.

“Her life is saved, and her kids’ life is saved, and that’s all I’d like to say,” Herman said.

Commenters have overwhelmingly agreed with the husband thus far– one Savannah Morning News reader even posting a similar story illustrating the importance of the woman’s firearm.

In the other report, after an unarmed woman’s home was robbed, ​she​ was the one who ended up in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

Watch WSB-TV’s entire report, below:




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[-] 0 points by FawkesNews (1290) 5 years ago

You sure are comical when you choose to be.

[-] 0 points by Coyote88 (-24) 5 years ago

We get it. You are anti gun. Then move to a nation that has banned guns . You aren't going to take away my rights. And..I guess you would have been happier if that woman was unarmed and that invader did...whatever to her and her children? I bet you would have drunk a toast if he had.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Nah, I'm just anti bullshit. You guys seem to have a never ending supply of bullshit. I'm just pointing out the obvious.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

You had no gripes when you re-elected Bush after the worst rights grabbing campaign of all time, did you?

None of you "fiscal conservatives" made a peep as the Fed lowered rates to 0 and lent money like it was salt water.

Now you got beef. go figure.

[-] -1 points by Coyote88 (-24) 5 years ago

I never voted for bush.

[-] -2 points by Shayneh (-482) 5 years ago

Yah, and none of you are whining about Obama spending taxpayer money like a drunken sailor.

Expect to see 20 trillion by the end of his term - you can count on that - and don't whine about it becaue you voted him into office -

Live with it and maybe some day you can look back and wonder why your paycheck has 70% of taxes taken out.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

I didnt vote for him. You think I like corporatism?

[-] -1 points by Shayneh (-482) 5 years ago

I will be willing to bet that every one of these incidents involved liberal democrats.

Democrats don't go to gun ranges nor do they understand which end of the firearm the bullet comes out. All they know is it is that "guns are violent" and prove it by their stupidity in shooting themselves.

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 5 years ago

A choice, right now, between fear and love.

The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: "Is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say: "Hey, don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." ... and we kill those people.

Ha ha, "Shut him up. We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as ONE.

Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defense each year, and instead spend it feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we can explore space together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace. -------------------------Bill Hicks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1RQmnSJoRg

[-] 0 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 5 years ago

According to the FBI’s annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outpaces the number of murders committed with a rifle.