Index  •  FAQ  •  Search  

It is currently Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:28 am

This is a static archive the Twin Cities Carry forum, maintained as a public service by the current forum of record, The Minnesota Carry Forum.

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 1 post ] 
 The Good That Guns In New York Can Do 
Author Message
 Post subject: The Good That Guns In New York Can Do
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:02 pm 
Longtime Regular
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:46 pm
Posts: 845
Location: Saint Paul
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/grandpa_avenger_yJ1L96poTxvf0xErN47HhL

Quote:
B'klyn retiree shoots burglar in his kitchen

By REUVEN FENTON, JAMIE SCHRAM and CHUCK BENNETT

Last Updated: 7:18 AM, September 17, 2010

These punks picked the wrong retiree to mess with.

A former guidance counselor opened fire on a pair of thugs rummaging through his Brooklyn kitchen during a break-in early yesterday, striking one intruder and sending his scared accomplice fleeing into the night, police said.

Larry Goldstein, 63, had a license for the .38-caliber revolver and was not charged. The suspect he shot, Alexander Manigat, 30, was in critical condition after being blasted in the chest and grazed in the ear.

The terrifying ordeal began as Goldstein and his wife were sleeping on the second floor of their Mill Basin home around 2 a.m. yesterday and were startled by the sounds of burglars.

The grandfather grabbed his licensed revolver and headed down to the kitchen, where he saw the two men packing what appeared to be a pistol and a machine gun, sources said.

In moments, gunfire rang out -- and the accomplice dropped his weapon and ran.

"It was frightening. I don't know, it was protective instinct," said Goldstein, a father of two adult daughters and grandfather to a 1-year-old girl.

"I'm just sorry it happened. I'm all shaken up."

He added, "I never expected to have a break-in and I'm glad that nobody was hurt in my family."

It turned out the thugs were armed with a starter pistol and a replica machine gun. Police said Goldstein would not be charged because he has a pistol permit and legitimately believed his life was in danger.

Manigat, whose record includes arrests for burglary, grand larceny, drugs and forgery, was at Brookdale Hospital when he was charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and possession of burglar's tools.

The unidentified accomplice is still being sought.

Neighbors of Goldstein, who retired as guidance counselor of Arthur W. Cunningham JHS seven year ago, said he was known for tutoring kids and taking care of stray cats -- not packing heat.

"Hopefully, he'll make people think twice about coming here and knocking down doors," said neighbor Fred Barone, 37.

Added neighbor Betsy Sirkorski, "As a person who's been an opponent of gun ownership, I'm glad he had one now."

Manigat's mother, Cecile Antoine, said: "My son knows better than that." (… oh, and he was just turning his life around.)

She recalled that he was working on his résumé at their Flatbush home at around 11 p.m. Tuesday when a heavyset friend picked him up. (Yup, I was correct. He haz a resume and ev'thing. Just turn'n he life around, or something to that effect.)

Mill Basin neighbor Donna Attias, 26, said that earlier in the night, two men tried to steal her husband's motor scooter but he scared them off.

"There has to be a connection," she said. "It's very scary."


Picture of the hero Mr. Goldstein below.


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 1 post ] 

This is a static archive the Twin Cities Carry forum, maintained as a public service by the current forum of record, The Minnesota Carry Forum.

All times are UTC - 6 hours


 Who is online 

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron


 
Index  |  FAQ  |  Search

phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group