Nurse Strangles Intruder With Bare Hands - page 2

What a story! Last night in Portland, Oregon a 56 year old nurse came home to find an intruder in her house. I think he had a hammer? She strangled him with her bare hands! He is dead. I'm sure... Read More

  1. by   banditrn
    Quote from Gompers
    I agree. That poor woman is going to have to live with this for the rest of her life. I don't care who the victim is - murder is never something to cheer about.
    At least now she will HAVE a life to live. I don't see how defending yourself against a hammer wielding thug can be called murder.
  2. by   shazbo
    right on sister- there's one less nutjob out there.
  3. by   dougRN2BE
    best quote from the story (CNN)...

    "Everyone that I've talked to says 'Hurray for Susan,' said neighbor Annie Warnock, who called 911.

    "You didn't need to calm her. She's an emergency room nurse. She's used to dealing with crisis."

    :lol_hitti
  4. by   buddiage
    I'm glad there is one less dirtbag on the loose. That is something to celebrate. He isn't costing taxpayers a red cent to feed his sorry a$$ in the slammer.

    That women deserves the key to the city.
  5. by   tntrn
    Self-defense is not murder.
  6. by   buddiage
    Quote from Gompers
    I agree. That poor woman is going to have to live with this for the rest of her life. I don't care who the victim is - murder is never something to cheer about.
    Definately from the standpoint that he put her in the position to have to do it. What a jerk.
  7. by   V. Nightingale
    Good for her for taking out this creep. Yes, it's sad that she was forced to take a life, but in her position I'd do the same thing. If I'm ever attacked and by the grace of God manage to get the upper hand, I WILL NOT stop until I'm sure the attacker won't be coming at me for a second attempt.

    The guy was a career criminal with a history of violence. I doubt he intended to tickle her with that hammer. Don't expect me to mourn for him.
  8. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from tntrn
    This guy is a Darwin Award candidate, since he obviously chose a nurse who'd probably just worked 12-14 hours, with no lunch, no potty breaks, not enough help and whose administration is crappy. Big mistake on his part.

    You beat me to the punch. I was thinking about all the nights I came home from a shift po'ed, I could have easily killed with my bare hands.
  9. by   greenmiler
    Good Job ABCs ;Airway first!!!
  10. by   annmariern
    Nurse Strangles Intruder With Bare Hands
    AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 8) - A nurse returning from work discovered an intruder armed with a hammer in her home and strangled him with her bare hands, police said."
    Last edit by sirI on Sep 8, '06 : Reason: copyright
  11. by   rjflyn
    One less scumbag.

    Good guys 1
    Bad guys 0


    Rj
  12. by   fedupnurse
    Quote from greenmiler
    Good Job ABCs ;Airway first!!!
    HYSTERICAL!!!!!!!
    I wish this poor woman the best. Self defense is NOT murder by any stretch. We all have the right to defend ourselves from an attacker. I too am grateful that she was able to defend herself (and possibly her family) and that she survived this awful event!
  13. by   TopherSRN
    Impressive. She slaughtered a bear and then mananged to strangle someone with its paws.

    Must have been a really, really bad day!

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