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SNR
02-27-2009, 07:45 PM
http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/108356/

In case the link makes you sign in, here's a copy and pasted version of this local news article:

Men charged with Thompson TV burglary suspected in second wide-screen theft

By: Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald

The two men charged Thursday with burglary in Grand Forks for trying to take a television from a rural Thompson, N.D., home Wednesday also are suspects in a TV theft across the Red River in Polk County.

Matthew Greger, 21, and Terry Clauthier, 24, both of Grand Forks, were arrested Thursday about 3:15 p.m. after a Grand Forks Sheriff’s Deputy spotted maroon car outside an apartment building in the 900 block of 43rd Avenue North.

The deputy was looking for it because a rural Thompson woman called 911 just before 2 p.m., saying she awoke to find a strange man entering her bedroom. She chased him out and saw a second man trying to steal her TV. Both men fled in a maroon car from the home, which is several miles east of Thompson near the Red River, about 11 miles southeast of Grand Forks.

The deputy saw the car about 3:15 p.m. pulling up to an apartment building on North 43rd Avenue and two men also matching the description from the woman. Both men walked toward the building. One deputy stopped one of the men; a second deputy quickly chased down the second.

The deputy soon had both Clauthier and Greger in custody.

In the trunk of the car was a 60-inch TV, later determined to have been stolen from a rural Crookston home. During that burglary, $5,000 in damage was done to a custom oak door, according to the news release from the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department.

Both men were charged with felony burglary in state district court in Grand Forks on Thursday. They face similar charges in Polk County.

Reach Lee at (701) 780-1237; (800) 477-6572, ext. 237; or send e-mail to slee@gfherald.com.

See that bolded part? Rural Thompson woman? That's my mom. She CHASED those scum-sucking degenerates of society away from her house. From MY house. Armed with nothing. She had no club, no knife, no gun. All she had armed was her anger.

She called me yesterday to tell me this story. She was awoken by three sharp loud thuds. She thought it was my dad just clumsily fixing something in the kitchen, but she walks out of the room and sees this guy with a goatee and a stupid looking stocking cap. She doesn't scream or anything, but growls, "You've got precisely two seconds to get the HELL out of my house!"

She's usually the type of person who would run and hide from something like this. Or scream. Or just be infused with fear. But she told me on the phone that she was ANGRY. The adrenaline rush was so overwhelming, she had never felt an anger surge like that in her life. There's no doubt if she had a weapon of some type and caught up to them, they would be in bad shape right now.

Thanks to her diligence when the car drove off and the security cameras at our house, the police were able to track these guys down in less than two hours after they tried to rob our place. Our TV was safe, but the door frame was broken, at about $5000 worth of damage. The insurance will cover it, but we need to pay a $1000 deductable of these dirtbags don't have the money, which they probably don't. They've successfully robbed about 20 homes in the Grand Forks area, taking only TVs and selling them dirt cheap for drug money.

This is something I never knew my mom had in her. When I was little she was afraid of child kidnappings and everything. She was afraid of walking alone and everything. She still is. But something came over her where she defended the home by herself, AND was able to nail these assholes and put them where they belong.

She gets the chance to meet them in court. I imagine she'll ask them something like, "what do you think gives you the right to take from me just because your lives are wretched and miserable?" I'm trying to get her to ask them, "How my ass taste?"

Hog Farmer
02-27-2009, 07:54 PM
Congrats to your Mom!!!!!! :clap::clap::clap:

I do rather wish the title read Grand Forks woman takes justice into her own hands and blows two thieves away with 12 guage!

DaFace
02-27-2009, 07:55 PM
Ha, nice goin mom. Congrats!

Mecca
02-27-2009, 07:55 PM
Your mom must be pretty scary if she can make 2 men run away from her.

Hydrae
02-27-2009, 07:56 PM
Wow, good job! Really glad they ran and didn't turn on her, this could have been a much sadder story. As it is, good triumphs again!

mlyonsd
02-27-2009, 07:57 PM
You have an awesome mom. Mine jumped out of a car once to stop a high schooler beating up a smaller kid.

Dads make kids tough. Mom's build character.

Dartgod
02-27-2009, 08:48 PM
I'm disappointed. I clicked on the thread hoping it was a story about her narcing on a pot smoking indian. :D

blueballs
02-27-2009, 08:50 PM
You don't know the half of it

EyePod
02-27-2009, 08:55 PM
I think this fits...

This thread is worthless without pictures...

(of your mom...)

SNR
02-27-2009, 09:00 PM
I'm stupid. I should know that mentioning my mom will get jokes :doh!:

SNR
02-27-2009, 09:49 PM
Congrats to your Mom!!!!!! :clap::clap::clap:

I do rather wish the title read Grand Forks woman takes justice into her own hands and blows two thieves away with 12 guage!Again, that's her personality. She hates the idea of even holding a gun because it can lead to violence. But I told her that pretty much after this event, she NEEDS to own a firearm of some type. She refuses to get a guard dog.

Silock
02-27-2009, 10:20 PM
That's fraking AWESOME! Go Mom!

Bwana
02-27-2009, 10:25 PM
Your mom needs a Glock 20 for Christmas this year, with 15 round clips and Corbon bullets.

DeezNutz
02-27-2009, 10:38 PM
Your mom needs a Glock 20 for Christmas this year, with 15 round clips and Corbon bullets.

ROFL

Someone is going to accuse you of being a sales rep for this particular peace enforcer pretty soon.

But it's sound advice, that's for sure.

blueballs
02-27-2009, 11:57 PM
One more slice of white bread
and you're in like flint

SNR
06-29-2009, 09:45 AM
Bumping this thread.

Here are some pictures of our new home security system. We're picking him up in a month.

Pestilence
06-29-2009, 09:48 AM
That dog looks awesome. Where are you getting him?

wild1
06-29-2009, 09:49 AM
Your mom needs a Glock 20 for Christmas this year, with 15 round clips and Corbon bullets.

Yes, it's too bad she didn't already have one to use on these human debris who rob people's houses.

FAX
06-29-2009, 09:50 AM
He looks badass, Mr. SNR. If I were a television thief, I'd sure think twice about burglarizing a home before I punted that little guy about 70 yards into the neighbor's swimming pool.

I think you need a bigger dog.

FAX

KcFanInGA
06-29-2009, 10:04 AM
Awesome story! Reminds me of my mom, when I was little she saw a woman basically pounding her baby on the sidewalk, she made Dad stop the car, got out and bitch slapped the lady, then asked how she could help her. Haha! I love Mom stories, and cheers to your mother sir!

SNR
06-29-2009, 10:18 AM
He looks badass, Mr. SNR. If I were a television thief, I'd sure think twice about burglarizing a home before I punted that little guy about 70 yards into the neighbor's swimming pool.

I think you need a bigger dog.

FAXYou have no need to worry, FAX. My folks are getting him from a (reputable) kennel in Canada that breeds actual German Shepherds. This little guy here is not your average American-bred German Shepherd. The actual ones aren't as beautiful as the ones you see nowadays, because these are what the breed used to look like before breeders started to churn out German Shepherds and interbreed them to achieve aesthetically-pleasing dogs. As a consequence, German Shepherds overall have all kinds of health problems, and suffer from hip dysplesia because the dog's breed now has the back end sticking up with the rest of the body, and as a result there is too much pressure on the pelvic bones. As the dog grows older, this becomes a real problem.

Not with these guys. Already in the side-view pictures, you can see that the dog's back end slants, and its hind legs stick out from the body. These are what real German Shepherds should look like. These ones look almost wolf-like. And they grow quickly.

We're naming him Heinrich.

SNR
06-29-2009, 10:20 AM
That dog looks awesome. Where are you getting him?Already said this, but it's a place in Canada. I think just north of Winnipeg.

Iowanian
06-29-2009, 10:23 AM
We're outfitting Momowanian with a new handgun she's more comfortable with for precisely such occasions.

Otter
06-29-2009, 10:26 AM
Bumping this thread.

Here are some pictures of our new home security system. We're picking him up in a month.

I LOVE German Sheppards. Good looking pooch.

Mr. Plow
06-29-2009, 12:26 PM
Somedays, I wish I could be woken up at 2 in the afternoon. Man that would be sweet. Good that your mom is safe.

Douche Baggins
06-29-2009, 12:27 PM
For a second I read this as "Holy crap! My mom is hot!"

HonestChieffan
06-29-2009, 12:30 PM
Right out of Fargo. Buy dad a wood chipper for when the scum comes back.

Skip Towne
06-29-2009, 12:35 PM
You have no need to worry, FAX. My folks are getting him from a (reputable) kennel in Canada that breeds actual German Shepherds. This little guy here is not your average American-bred German Shepherd. The actual ones aren't as beautiful as the ones you see nowadays, because these are what the breed used to look like before breeders started to churn out German Shepherds and interbreed them to achieve aesthetically-pleasing dogs. As a consequence, German Shepherds overall have all kinds of health problems, and suffer from hip dysplesia because the dog's breed now has the back end sticking up with the rest of the body, and as a result there is too much pressure on the pelvic bones. As the dog grows older, this becomes a real problem.

Not with these guys. Already in the side-view pictures, you can see that the dog's back end slants, and its hind legs stick out from the body. These are what real German Shepherds should look like. These ones look almost wolf-like. And they grow quickly.

We're naming him Heinrich.

This is the best idea I've seen yet.

HonestChieffan
06-29-2009, 12:46 PM
I hope the dog bites the fat guy with a beard at the US border crossing south of Winnipeg.

PhillyChiefFan
06-29-2009, 02:09 PM
that is awesome!

Adept Havelock
06-29-2009, 02:20 PM
Very cool. :clap: