Gotta Watch: When they fought back
A 92-year-old man helps fight off a home invader.
January 5th, 2012
12:13 PM ET

Gotta Watch: When they fought back

The harrowing story of a young mother who protected her baby by shooting an intruder sheds light on those spur-of-the-moment choices people make when they are in danger. Here’s a collection of other instances when victims defended themselves against their attackers. While the victims in these stories were wounded, the following incidents did not result in any fatalities.

Foiled home invasion — A 92-year-old man in New York normally uses a walker, but when an intruder came through the front door, he ran down his stairs to confront the man and fight.

Convenience store robbery — A convenience store worker in Massachusetts started throwing punches when a would-be robber tried to hold him up. The attacker fled without taking anything, but the employee was sent to the hospital with a minor stab wound.

Pizza workers fight robber — Two pizza makers were wrapping up work late one night when an armed man came into the store. Instead of handing over the cash, they decided to take the guy down.

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  1. Master of Feti

    @Zoey. Matt's rant was concerning an individual. Me. Mine was and is concerning a vital issue that divides America. And like I said, we hear the womans point of view all the time. Equal time. Isn't that a womans demand anyway?

    January 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Master of Feti

    Anyone who thinks a mother loves her child more than a father does has never been a father. I was every bit as excited as my 'significant other' was. My daughter knew who I was when they first handed her to me. I began reading to her as soon as they told me she was there. We chose not to know if the baby was a boy or a girl. So sure was I that she was a girl, we waited till just a couple of days before she was born to even bother picking a boys name! (just in case my feti was off)To think that a father has no say in this matter of abortion is rediculously ignorant of reality. Also selfish. And Rude! How dare you!

    January 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzy

    True, wether others don't to hear some ones opinion or not, this is America and everyone in this country does have the exact same right to voice their said opinion.
    Therefore if you don't like someone's post... Don't read it, but anyone who tries to silence another is endangering every ones freedom. Granted this story has nothing to do with abortion, but hey! again just past the post people.

    January 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzy

    @ Master of Feti , I always thought Fathers did much better at playing, feeding and reading with a child than the Mom. The Dad always seems to make it much more fun. Sorry Girls, but to me women are boring! Yikes am I gonna get it! (ducking under my computer) 😉

    January 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fittycent

    thats why all citizens should be armed...cuz cops are useless

    January 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Yep, everyone has a right to say what they want.

    They even have the right to say kiss my ass.

    January 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzy

    LOL, my lips have never touched anothers a s s, I get what yur saying tho.
    And Robert is in Chicago right now waiting for his plane to Las Vegas. I also told him the women are all W h o r e s, so don't bother! 😉 Moma is on it!!! he he

    January 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jazzy

    Oh and BTW, The kid left his Yuengling Beer here in my frig! Anyone want to come over for some brewsky Saturday? 😉

    January 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. fittycent

    911 operator,"don't worry the police are on the way".....vIctim, "NEVER MIND, I SHOT HIM MYSELF." 😛 LOL

    January 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fittycent

    Victim, "tell the cops to bring the coffee and dohnuts." ;-o hehe

    January 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mercyme

    Just read that the other intruder made bail. Hope the mother and baby have someone to stay with them for a while. Intruder killed wearing gloves and carrying hunting knife. No telling how many lives she saved when she pulled the trigger. Wonder if there's a rap sheet on intruder who died?

    January 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    I sincerely hope that you meant that about the women in Vegas...not Chitown...

    Although I have family in vegas, so that's not entirely correct either...

    January 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
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