Woman shoots, kills bow-and-arrow-armed intruder

Florida:

Auxiliary Trooper Tabbatha Nussbaumer was in the shower in her upstairs bathroom when her 9-year-old son told her a man he didn’t recognize was in the house, the Pensacola Police Department said.

When Nussbaumer left her bathroom, Harris was at the bottom of the stairs holding the bow and arrow, police said.

Nussbaumer said Harris asked for money.

In an effort to get Harris out the house, Nussbaumer told him she had money in her truck. As Nussbaumer went out the front door, Harris followed and removed his clothes, police said.

She retrieved a handgun from the truck and ended up shooting the naked archer. It will be interesting to see how this turns out, as though the encounter began in the woman’s home it ended on the street. From the write-up, it sounds like a clear case of self-defense, but it will depend upon the exact circumstances. Didn’t he have to put down the bow to undress?

For what it’s worth, this is just another example of why the “magic wand solution” wouldn’t be any solution at all. Even if you could wave a magic wand and make all guns disappear forever and make it impossible to ever build more guns, we’d be worse off than we are now.

Naked guys with bows could rule the world. No one wants that.

Comments

  • Ryan says:

    I can’t wait for them to start pushing for an Atlal registry. :-)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlatl
    The Atlal was the first “weapon system” ever developed. It’s been in use for over 400,000 years which, makes the old war horse 1911 look like a new born puppy. I can see the gun grabbers coming out against them “Why would ANY one need an assault Atlal in their house. It’s not like they need to go hunting Woolly Mammoth.”

    She should be fine in the courts.
    1: it’s Florida.
    2: she is a woman and he was an armed naked guy.
    3: she is a cop (only a backup cop but still they stick together)
    4: Did I mention that it happened in Florida?

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