Ex-Con Finds Big Surprise Behind Door Number Three


A Georgia mom stopped a home invasion by an ex-con on Friday after hiding out in an upstairs crawlspace. From The Atlanta Journal Constitution:

The Loganville mother of two assumed the knocks on her front door Friday afternoon were from a solicitor.

“Don’t answer,” she yelled to her 9-year-old twins playing downstairs.

When the visitor began repeatedly ringing the doorbell, she called her husband at work.

“Get the kids and hide,” he told his wife.

As he dialed 911, his 37-year-old spouse, who works from home, collected the children and hid with them in a crawlspace adjoining her office. By that time, the intruder had forced his way into the three-story residence on Henderson Ridge Drive with a crowbar, authorities said. He allegedly rummaged through the home, eventually working his way up to the attic office.

“He opens the closet door and finds himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver,” said Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman, who relayed the woman’s narrative to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He asked that her name be withheld.

The woman fired six bullets, five of which hit Paul Ali Slater in the face and neck area, Chapman said. But Slater was still conscious.

Mr. Slater was apparently dazed, crying, and bleeding profusely when police found him later. If there was any justice he would have died from his injuries, but he’s expected to survive. Of course taxpayers will probably end up footing his medical bills…

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