Children Fighting back gunman home invasion Intelwars mother Self-Defense Texas

Mother fights armed intruder who pointed gun at her children, takes gun away from him. Before fleeing, crook asks for gun back.

One hapless gunman’s bad day kept getting worse after he came face to face Saturday evening with a Texas mother whose will to protect her kids was too much for him.

What are the details?

A male knocked on the door of a residence in the Bowers Mobile Home Park in Hudson around 6 p.m. and asked a woman if someone was home who didn’t live there, police said.

Cops said the male knocked again, asking for a cigarette and whether her husband was home, after which he forced his way into the home and pointed a gun at children who were inside.

With that, the woman began fighting with the male to get him away from her children, police said — and lo and behold, she was able to force the gun away from him.

Presumably realizing his odds of getting whatever he was after had been drastically reduced, the intruder quickly headed for the door, police said.

But just before he departed, police said he stopped and asked the woman who bested him an important question: Would she please give him his gun back?

Police didn’t reveal the woman’s answer, but one can only guess given the crook’s level of success to that point. Cops said the intruder then fled into the wooded area around the park.

Neither the woman nor the children were injured, police reported.

Despite a search of the area, police said the intruder wasn’t located. He’s described as white, in his 20s, with dirty scraggly blonde hair, skinny, and between 5 feet and 5 feet, 6 inches tall, authorities noted. He also was wearing a bright orange shirt and checkered shorts that went just below his knees, police added. Those who may have seen a person matching such a description are asked to contact Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or the Hudson Police Department at (936) 875-2358, KTRE-TV reported.

How did folks react to the incident?

As you might imagine, commenters on the Hudson Police Department’s Facebook page were resolute in their disdain for the crook:

  • “I would have shot him with his pistol,” one woman responded.
  • “‘Oh wait, can I have my gun back?’ Uhh no!!!!” another woman quipped.
  • “I hope they find who did that [and] lock him up,” yet another woman declared.
  • “Dirty blond scraggly hair, bright orange shirt, checkered shorts? Is it possible he’s a time traveler from 1992?” another commenter asked.
Armed and dangerous Crime gunman Intelwars NYPD officer-involved shooting Police Social Media

Social media melts down after claim of cops shooting a 13-year-old during rioting. Police say it was a 34-year-old armed gunman who had just shot someone.

The New York Police Department has been under fire all across social media for the last several days after reports circulated claiming that officers fatally shot a 13-year-old boy 19 times during street protests.

The department, however, says that the reports are simply untrue — and that the suspect they shot was a 34-year-old ex-convict who was reportedly armed and dangerous.

What are the details of the shooting?

The hashtag “19Times” began trending on social media Tuesday, with users insisting that an officer shot a young teenage male during a protest-related standoff.

The rumors began persistently circulating, and so police were forced to clear up the reports with facts.

On Tuesday, NYPD Chief Terence Monahan said that the officer-involved-shooting did not occur because of the protests, and that the now-deceased suspect was not a 13-year-old boy — but a 34-year-old man.

According to police, officers responded to a call in Brooklyn and found a man who had been shot. Officers began immediately searching and discovered the 34-year-old suspect hiding behind a fence.

The unnamed suspect reportedly engaged in a standoff with officers. Monahan said that police repeatedly demanded the suspect drop his weapon for at least a whole minute.

“He had a gun in his hand. They saw it,” Monahan said during televised remarks. “The officers gave orders for the male to drop the weapon. We hear the officers for over a minute — ‘He’s moving his hands, he’s getting up. He’s gonna go. He’s gonna go. Please drop the gun! Please drop the gun!'”

The suspect apparently refused, and police began firing. There were reportedly 10 officers on the scene, and each one of them fired, Monahan said.

An illegal handgun was reportedly discovered at the scene. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. His victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.

In a statement shared to Twitter, Monahan wrote, “This is inaccurate information. The armed man who was shot by police was 34-years-old and had just shot another man.”