Husband and Wife Beaten, Tied up–But a Gun Finally Saved Them

   11.20.14

Husband and Wife Beaten, Tied up–But a Gun Finally Saved Them

Lakewood, WA – Three men forced their way into a home, beat the husband and wife who lived there, and tied them up. The man was beaten with a handgun and the woman suffered a cut on her hand before they were trussed up, according to a local article.

The bad guys then began touring the house, looking for things to steal.

The man eventually freed himself and his wife, and when the criminals were all outside, he closed and locked the door and retreated with his wife to a bedroom where they kept a handgun.

Not having learned how to take no for an answer, the cornholes broke back into the house, intent on further assaulting the couple. When they burst through the bedroom door, however, the male resident fired two shots, hitting at least one of the bad guys.

All the criminals retreated and left the scene.

A 20-year-old later found dead 20 miles away is believed to have been hit by the homeowner–and may have been finished off by his accomplices.

This is a great example of why you shouldn’t answer your door unarmed unless you personally know and trust whoever’s seeking admittance into your home.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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