Woman used toy gun to scare off burglar

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UPI.com: (DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.) —  Authorities in Florida said they arrested an accused burglar who was scared off when a homeowner brandished her son’s toy gun.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Roland Stuart Jr., 27, allegedly broke into  Jane Rainboth’s Deerfield Beach home Monday and the barking of the woman’s dog led her to wake up and spot the man in her bedroom, the WPLG-TV, Miami, reported Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office report said Rainboth shouted, “I have a gun,” and  brandished her young son’s toy gun, which was near her bed, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

Investigators said Stuart fled the home and was arrested while hiding in a  nearby wooded area just before 10 p.m.

Stuart was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling. His bond was set at  $75,000 Tuesday.

“The court believes that you represent a danger to the community, that you’re  willing to go into a woman’s home while she’s in bed, get into her bedroom and  stand over her while she’s in bed,” Judge John Hurley told the suspect at the  bond hearing.

Shhh, don’t tell any teachers about this!

Good thing the thug took off running. Could have been a bad outcome. Thankfully, not this time!

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0 responses to “Woman used toy gun to scare off burglar

  1. Better to do that with a real gun, just in case.

     
  2. I hate to ask, but what will she be charged with?

     
  3. …you’re willing to go into a woman’s home while she’s in bed, get into her bedroom and stand over her while she’s in bed,”

    that comment gives me chills!!!

     
  4. Same here – what will be the charges – scaring Darwin?

     
  5. Dressage Rider

    She could have had a Smith and Wesson pellet gun, and still done some damage. Those come in Pink. Wallyworld has them. But yes, it is a lot better to have a real handgun, so I hope she gets one for home defense. I have seen those Lady S&W .38 specials revolvers, or .357 magnums in “pink.” The great thing about revolvers is all the rounds are visible. The miscreant can see them.

     

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