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   Unarmed father defends family from home invaders. "We got guns." "I got a newborn"

11 Dec 2012 11:49 AM   |   18998 clicks   |   TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim
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quatchi     
Soto said he had told her that he expected to one day be tested as a father. But not so soon after the birth of their first child.

"He did good," she said. "He protected the family."


Alls well that ends well.

...between them they have been arrested 43 times in Florida.

He who breaks the law...

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11 Dec 2012 08:19 AM
EatHam    [TotalFark]  
Pepe wandered outside and sniffed nervously at a fierce-looking police dog. 
 
And didn't get shot.  Kudos.

11 Dec 2012 08:38 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Hopefully Reed and Soto get married so the little girl can grow up in a stable home with a loving mother and father and not in a broken home where she'll eventually find her way into trouble and a violent life of gangs and crime.

11 Dec 2012 08:43 AM
Coolfusis     
Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?


/pro-gun
//within reason

11 Dec 2012 08:44 AM
BronyMedic     

Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?


/pro-gun
//within reason


No, it's where we get to hear arguments about how everyone should have the unrestricted right to own AK-75M16Mark4SOMOD3s With Laser Sights and 25mm Grenade Cannons slung under them. For no reason. Just cause. Maybe Obama will take away their rights, or something.

/pro-gun, as well.
//The idea/argument that a bunch of weekend hunters who have 30-06s are going to stop the US Military in modern times is silly.

11 Dec 2012 08:47 AM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  
Reed, dazed and still in his underwear, toted the rifle around his yard as squad cars arrived. Pepe wandered outside and sniffed nervously at a fierce-looking police dog.

Good Lord, if he was black we'd be reading an entirely different story. Like: then, for reasons unknown, the homeowner ran out into the yard and pointed a high powered assault rifle at officers, who had no choice but to shoot him 141 times in the back.

11 Dec 2012 08:48 AM
Coolfusis     

BronyMedic: Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?


/pro-gun
//within reason

No, it's where we get to hear arguments about how everyone should have the unrestricted right to own AK-75M16Mark4SOMOD3s With Laser Sights and 25mm Grenade Cannons slung under them. For no reason. Just cause. Maybe Obama will take away their rights, or something.

/pro-gun, as well.
//The idea/argument that a bunch of weekend hunters who have 30-06s are going to stop the US Military in modern times is silly.


fark you, the founding fathers died for my right to own a howitzer! How dare you disrespect them like that?!

11 Dec 2012 08:50 AM
BronyMedic     

Coolfusis: fark you, the founding fathers died for my right to own a howitzer! How dare you disrespect them like that?!


DAMN YOU AND YOUR ARGUMENT ABOUT COOL ASS GUNS, SIR.

THE FOUNDING FATHERS ACTUALLY INTENDED FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO OWN A RYDER TRUCK, AND LARGE QUANTITIES OF ANNM WITHOUT QUESTION!

AND THEY DEMANDED THAT EVERYONE HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE BEAR ARMS!

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11 Dec 2012 08:52 AM
quatchi     

Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?

/pro-gun
//within reason


This guy's GF actually had a gun but it didn't prove useful as you say.

"We got guns," one of them said.

"I got a newborn," Reed responded.

By then, one of them had grabbed the keys to Soto's Mazda 6. They barreled out the front door and into the car. Reed ran back to the bedroom and emerged with a .22 rifle belonging to Soto.


That noted, it's shiat like this that keeps me firmly in the right-to-self-defense camp.

/Also pro gun.
//Also within reason.

11 Dec 2012 08:54 AM
TwoHead    [TotalFark]  

Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?


/pro-gun
//within reason


If he'd had a couple of M18A1s trip wired to the front door those thugs would have never infiltrated the perimeter. Basic home protection every new father should have but since our Second Amendment rights have been trampled we have to defend our families hand to hand.

11 Dec 2012 08:57 AM
the_rev    [TotalFark]  
Good for the dad. He is very, very lucky that he didn't get killed. Violent criminals being actively prusued by police on the ground and in helicopters are desperate.

11 Dec 2012 09:02 AM
BronyMedic     

TwoHead: f he'd had a couple of M18A1s trip wired to the front door those thugs would have never infiltrated the perimeter. Basic home protection every new father should have but since our Second Amendment rights have been trampled we have to defend our families hand to hand.


Lousy Democrats!

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11 Dec 2012 09:03 AM
Spoon over Marin    [TotalFark]  
"...an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face."

This is what happens when reporters try prose.

11 Dec 2012 09:11 AM
Coolfusis     

BronyMedic: Coolfusis: fark you, the founding fathers died for my right to own a howitzer! How dare you disrespect them like that?!

DAMN YOU AND YOUR ARGUMENT ABOUT COOL ASS GUNS, SIR.

THE FOUNDING FATHERS ACTUALLY INTENDED FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO OWN A RYDER TRUCK, AND LARGE QUANTITIES OF ANNM WITHOUT QUESTION!

AND THEY DEMANDED THAT EVERYONE HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE BEAR ARMS!

[fc04.deviantart.net image 850x703]


I will not rest until every 2 year old has a bazooka to call his own.

TwoHead: Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?


/pro-gun
//within reason

If he'd had a couple of M18A1s trip wired to the front door those thugs would have never infiltrated the perimeter. Basic home protection every new father should have but since our Second Amendment rights have been trampled we have to defend our families hand to hand.


Which is why I use an infrared targeting system attached to a few motorized assault weapons to police my doorstep - just like Jesus.

11 Dec 2012 09:27 AM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Spoon over Marin: "...an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face."

This is what happens when reporters try prose.


This is probably the last article that truly impressed me with the level of writing, but you have to pay for it. It was Time's cover story on catching the Unabomber in 1996.

11 Dec 2012 09:33 AM
Somacandra    [TotalFark]  
Never Fark with the the parents of a newborn. Good on 'em for defending their daughter. Hope those guys never get out again. Arrested 43 times? What a farking joke.

11 Dec 2012 09:39 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
I fear babies more than I fear guns....

11 Dec 2012 09:44 AM
ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  
Soto said he had told her that he expected to one day be tested as a father. But not so soon after the birth of their first child.

"He did good," she said. "He protected the family."


Looks like steak and BJ day is gonna come early for this new dad

11 Dec 2012 09:49 AM
Donnchadha    [TotalFark]  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I fear babies more than I fear guns....


Guns make take your life, but babies will take --- YOUR FREEDOM!!

11 Dec 2012 09:55 AM
kronicfeld    [TotalFark]  
"We got guns." "I got a newborn." "We have a Hulk."

11 Dec 2012 10:04 AM
Gecko Gingrich    [TotalFark]  

kronicfeld: "We got guns." "I got a newborn." "We have a Hulk."


[like]

11 Dec 2012 10:14 AM
Donnchadha    [TotalFark]  

Gecko Gingrich: [like]


#lol

11 Dec 2012 10:19 AM
Joelogon    [TotalFark]  
"We got guns."

"I got a newborn."

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Don't underestimate the utility of a baby in self-defense situations.

11 Dec 2012 10:39 AM
Smeggy Smurf     

AverageAmericanGuy: Hopefully Reed and Soto get married so the little girl can grow up in a stable home with a loving mother and father and not in a broken home where she'll eventually find her way into trouble and a violent life of gangs and crime.


Why do you hate future strippers?

11 Dec 2012 11:54 AM
skullkrusher     

Lsherm: Reed, dazed and still in his underwear, toted the rifle around his yard as squad cars arrived. Pepe wandered outside and sniffed nervously at a fierce-looking police dog.

Good Lord, if he was black we'd be reading an entirely different story. Like: then, for reasons unknown, the homeowner ran out into the yard and pointed a high powered assault rifle at officers, who had no choice but to shoot him 141 times in the back.


probably not

It's "if he were black", by the way. If you'd spend less time race baiting and more time lernin' da English, you'd know that

11 Dec 2012 11:55 AM
JackieRabbit     
Wait. You mean that there is someone in St Petersburg (aka God's waiting room) young enough to have a newborn?

11 Dec 2012 11:55 AM
Albert911emt     

Joelogon: "We got guns."

"I got a newborn."

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Don't underestimate the utility of a baby in self-defense situations.


How is Kung Fu babby trained?

11 Dec 2012 11:55 AM
spentshells     

BronyMedic: Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?


/pro-gun
//within reason

No, it's where we get to hear arguments about how everyone should have the unrestricted right to own AK-75M16Mark4SOMOD3s With Laser Sights and 25mm Grenade Cannons slung under them. For no reason. Just cause. Maybe Obama will take away their rights, or something.

/pro-gun, as well.
//The idea/argument that a bunch of weekend hunters who have 30-06s are going to stop the US Military in modern times is silly.


Been to Montana?

11 Dec 2012 11:56 AM
The My Little Pony Killer     
He's not unarmed if he's able to grab a gun two sentences later.

11 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
abhorrent1    [TotalFark]  
Reed leaped out of bed in boxer briefs. He is of medium height, but imposing, with pale blue eyes and tattoos that swarm up his arms and neck. Holding his arms in front of him like an offensive lineman, he plowed into the man closest to him.

For a second there I thought that story was about to go all romance novel.

/[weirdestboner.jpg]

11 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
gilgigamesh    [TotalFark]  
It sounds to me like he needlessly endangered himself by following armed men out and confronting them after the situation had defused.

That might be heroic under some circumstances, but not when your the father of a newborn.

11 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
gilgigamesh    [TotalFark]  
/you're

11 Dec 2012 11:58 AM
jasimo     
Arrested 43 times between them?

People this prone to crime should be airdropped on a remote island that's guarded only from the inhabitants leaving, as in Escape from New York.

Barring that, life in prison without the possibility of parole, though it makes me weep to think that we spend around $40,000 a year per inmate in this country.

Beware the military-industrial-prison complex.

11 Dec 2012 11:58 AM
Forbidden Doughnut    [TotalFark]  

Spoon over Marin: "...an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face."

This is what happens when reporters try prose.


I'm unsure if the "That's Racist!" kid should be posted or not...

Good catch.

11 Dec 2012 11:59 AM
Crewmannumber6     

Spoon over Marin: "...an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face."

This is what happens when reporters try prose.


Was it a dark and stormy night?

/commingled is a word?

11 Dec 2012 12:00 PM
TexasPeace     

Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?


No this is the thread where we argue whether or not summary capital punishment should apply in crimes where nobody was killed.

11 Dec 2012 12:00 PM
jaytkay     
Well there goes the advice my Chicago grandfather gave me - "Never take a baby to a gunfight"

11 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
jasimo     

TexasPeace: Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?

No this is the thread where we argue whether or not summary capital punishment should apply in crimes where nobody was killed.


I'm fer it.

11 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
abhorrent1    [TotalFark]  

TexasPeace: No this is the thread where we argue whether or not summary capital punishment should apply in crimes where nobody was killed.


It should

11 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
santadog    [TotalFark]  
What annoys me is the news is written like a poor novel. "Reed and Soto were enjoying precious hours of slumber after an exhausting week filled with the duties of caring for a newborn. The family dog, a Chihuahua mix named Pepe, dozed alongside them."

"he first thing Reed recalls seeing was an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face."

Come on.. just report the news.

Oh wait.. Fark... alright.. I remember where I am now.

11 Dec 2012 12:03 PM
uberaverage     

Spoon over Marin: "...an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face."

This is what happens when reporters try prose.


Sounds racist!

11 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
smallerGov     
Say hello to my little....

11 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
No Time To Explain     
I thought it was common knowledge NOT to bring a gun to a newborn fight

/or was it something else?

11 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
jasimo     

santadog: What annoys me is the news is written like a poor novel. "Reed and Soto were enjoying precious hours of slumber after an exhausting week filled with the duties of caring for a newborn. The family dog, a Chihuahua mix named Pepe, dozed alongside them."

"he first thing Reed recalls seeing was an unfamiliar person at the foot of his bed, flashing gold teeth and white eyes that in the darkness seemed to float, as though unattached to a human face."

Come on.. just report the news.

Oh wait.. Fark... alright.. I remember where I am now.

Frank Sinatra has a Cold

it ain't.

11 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
Real Women Drink Akvavit    [TotalFark]  

Coolfusis: Is this that thread where we're supposed to argue whether or not people should have guns when this guy didn't need one?


/pro-gun
//within reason


I've got guns and skateboards. Anyone who skates knows that skateboards double as weapons. (says the woman who sleeps with a loaded gun within her easy reach, but out of view, so she can at least try to defend her family if something bad happened)

/no one messes with my family without dire consequence
//and my sis and I ending up in jail again

11 Dec 2012 12:06 PM
Theaetetus    [TotalFark]  
By then, one of them had grabbed the keys to Soto's Mazda 6. They barreled out the front door and into the car. Reed ran back to the bedroom and emerged with a .22 rifle belonging to Soto.

He stepped outside and pointed the gun at them, staring at them through the Mazda's windshield. They ducked. By then, Reed could see blue lights flashing. He didn't shoot.

The men drove off. Reed, dazed and still in his underwear, toted the rifle around his yard as squad cars arrived. Officers opened fire, wounding Reed. A department spokesman stated that, "[Reed] was coming right for them, and they were in fear for their lives." An internal review has cleared the officers of wrongdoing.

11 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
Ed_Severson     
I saw the photo, subby. The guy clearly has arms.

11 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
ITGreen    [TotalFark]  
Good, I was worried this wouldn't be hijacked into a gun-rights thread.

/phew
/also progun

11 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
StashMonster     
awwww

subby's headline brought tears to my eyes

/not normally sappy, but I remember how I felt when the Squeak was all new

11 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
REO-Weedwagon     
Holy sh*t, that is bad writing.

11 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
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