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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:20 AM
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Bellingham boy shoots mom's attacker in face with BB gun
BELLINGHAM, Wash. A 10-year-old boy with a BB gun saved his mothers life after she was attacked by a man renting a room at their home Tuesday.
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The homeowner, 46, told police that the 45-year-old man renting from her came home, apparently drunk and angry because his room was in disarray. The renter allegedly kicked in the bedroom door, attacked the woman and started choking her.

"He assaulted the female while she was in bed tried to strangle her," said Office Mark Young with the Bellingham Police Department, "and during the commotion her young son came to her rescue." The boy swung a board at the attacker, who chased the 10-year old through the house.

In the commotion the attacker, identified by police as Paul R. Newman ended up locked out of the house and trying to climb in through a window. When the mother tried to close the window he grabbed her and threatened to kill both of them.
That's when the boy ran and got his pump action BB gun. "He shot him." said Officer Young, "at least four times
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Paul Newman was hospitalized for treatment and will face felony assault and harassment charges. Police call him a "frequent flyer," somebody they have had nearly 50 contacts with and who has been arrested dozens of times over the last ten years or so.

"He's a tough little kid," one neighbor said of the 10-year-old boy. "I guess he was just trying to save his mom."
http://www.king5.com/news/cities/bellingham/10-year-old-shoots-attacker-BB-gun-134340168.html?c=n

Good for him!
I also would recommend checking on people you rent to since this man was a 'frequent flyer.'
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Tommykun Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:23 AM
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1. It's kids like these and the youth in the Occupy movement
that give me hope for America's future. People are finally fighting back and fighting back hard.
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Philosopher King Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:24 AM
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2. The Brady Bunch can only watch in dismay...
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:40 AM
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5. Snot eom
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:35 AM
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3. Atta boy!
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freeplessinseattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:42 AM
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4. Brave Bellingham boy! from my high school and college hometown
He looked pretty shaken up on the news retelling the story, but sure was clear headed in a crisis.

(On a different note, what a shame he's the namesake of an entirely different Paul Newman)
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TheManInTheMac Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:10 AM
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6. This kid?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:34 AM
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7. I guess the attacker got his eye shot out...
:rofl:

sorry, couldn't resist!
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:39 AM
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8. What a brave boy!
Bravo young man!! :applause:
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