Thursday, July 12, 2007

Home Defense

You got to watch where you tread:

An Arabi man has been booked with attempted murder after firing several rounds from an AK-47 rifle through a wall and door of a FEMA trailer at another man.Amir Ismail, 19, of 520 Mehle St., was inside his trailer when another man came to the door Tuesday. Ismail fired several shots through a wall and door of the trailer in the man's direction, the incident report said.

There is something oddly poetic about this Times-Picayune report. Michelle Hunter is really cutting her teeth on this copy:

Dermott Murphy said he had a gut feeling something wasn't right. The uneasiness hit him as he pulled into the driveway of his Metairie home in the1200 block of Brockenbraugh Court Wednesday at 5 a.m. after an early breakfast with a friend at the International House of Pancakes. He was anxious because someone had tried to break into his rented double through a back window just three days earlier. As he pulled his Pontiac Grand Prix into his tiny backyard, he spotted two men attempting to pry the plywood off that same back window.
Murphy told a Jefferson Parish deputy sheriff that one of the men pulled a gun and opened fire, so he did the same.
"You got no choice but to defend yourself," said Murphy, who used his .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol.

Anyone who knows the Quarter, knows the possibilities here are endless at the magical land of Oz:

New Orleans Police said Thursday they were looking for a man who stabbed another man in the French Quarter earlier that morning. The incident happened in the 800 block of Bourbon Street, according to investigators.

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