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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Tampa Bay Area

    Home Invaders No Match For BB Gun-Toting Dad

    Wow! Wonder if the AK-47 was loaded?? Either way add one to the win column for the good guys.


    MESA, Ariz. -- A Mesa father armed with a BB gun confronted two home invaders, one of them brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle, after they grabbed his daughter by the hair at gunpoint, police said.

    "I woke up and first I thought it was my mom screaming," said 15-year-old Gricel Ruelas. "Then I heard people shout, 'Open the door, open the door.'"

    The intruders had kicked through the front door and were headed straight for her parents' room when they heard the girl screaming.

    "I was going to hide in the closet, but that's when they got me," Ruelas said. The men broke into her room and one of them grabbed her by the hair, she said.

    "They had a gun to my head, like a big old gun, and the guy's saying , 'Come here.'"

    Police said the weapon was an AK-47 assault rifle. The 15-year-old said she fought back.

    "I wasn't going to let them take me," she said.

    Her father, Leonardo Lucia, came to her rescue and threatened them with a BB gun, police said.

    He and the girl's uncle detained one man, but the one who had the rifle dropped it and took off running, according to officers.

    "I'm so happy they were here," Ruelas said. "If they weren't, I wouldn't be here." The man who was arrested, Daniel Lopez, 37, was on parole at the time, police said.

    Lopez was arrested around 4:30 a.m. Sunday and booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary, aggravated assault and criminal damage.

    Police said they hope he can lead them to his accomplice.

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Texas, by God!
    That's awesome! The guy with the "AK-47 Assault Rifle" (which I doubt) drops his weapon and runs at the sight of the BB gun??? Classic! So much for the 9MM vs. .45ACP debates. Now we need to debate 7.62 vs. BB. :)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Gray Court, SC
    It probably was a AirSoft AK-47 and he knew he was out gunned!:)
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
    To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... -- Richard Henry Lee, 1787

  5. #4
    Very good. I am always happy when the good guy wins. Maybe I need to get me a nice shinny new BB gun for Christmas

    The only person available to protect you 24 hours a day is you.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    deep in the Ozarks

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    Hey if any of you are entertaining the idea of getting one of those dangerous bb guns, just be careful, those things can put an eye out.:)

  7. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by DrDavidM View Post
    Very good. I am always happy when the good guy wins. Maybe I need to get me a nice shinny new BB gun for Christmas
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

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