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Warren woman holds burglary suspect at gunpoint until cops arrive

Published: Wed, April 17, 2013 @ 12:04 a.m.

Staff report


A 25-year-old Idylwild Street Northeast woman used her own handgun to detain a 40-year-old female stranger early Tuesday who forced her way into the house and threatened to kill her and her children.

The victim said she answered the door at 4 a.m. after hearing someone banging on the front door.

The suspect, Shannon Stanley of Stewart Circle Northwest, forced her way in, but Stanley and the victim wrestled, and the victim pinned Stanley against a wall, police said.

The victim said she told Stanley “she had kids and that she needed to stop her behavior,” but Stanley said, “I’ll kill your kids and you.”

The victim’s 5-year-old son started to cry, so the victim ran upstairs and grabbed her handgun.

When she returned, Stanley was standing in the living room, so she held her at gunpoint until police arrived.

Stanley was arraigned Tuesday in Warren Municipal Court on an aggravated- burglary charge and was being held in the Trumbull County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. An innocent plea was entered for her.

If convicted, Stanley faces up to 10 years in prison.


1steelwagon(284 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

I have to say I'm surprised that the Obama loving socialist media would print a story about how having a gun and being armed most likely saved a woman and her kids from serious harm or much worse.

I do however question why in the world this woman opened her door to anyone at 4am.
Glad her kids weren't hurt and you can thank having a gun for that.

Every law abiding citizen should be armed and prepared to defend themselves,their families and property from the scum of society.

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2lee(544 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

I would have opened the door but I would have already armed myself.

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3redeye1(5260 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

At that hour I'm already armed when i open my door to anyone. If they want trouble, trouble is what they will get!!!!!

Here's a little saying
Now I laid myself to sleep, with a Glock that I keep,
If I find you inside,
The coroner will give you your last ride.
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