Nurse Strangles Intruder With Bare Hands

  1. 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 there will be more about this in the news. I hope it goes on the cover of People magazine!




    Power to that sister!
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  3. by   landonsles
  4. by   Nemhain
    SWEET! :wink2: I love it!
    I've always wondered what I'd do if I came upon an intruder in my home. I hope it never happens, but if it does I pray that I have the strength and the wits of that nurse. She's another example of a quick thinking ER nurse.
  5. by   Mexarican
    Check this story out of Portland, OR. Hurray for Portlanders!!

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/08/nur....ap/index.html
  6. by   sirI
    Post #4 merged with existing thread.
  7. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    That is so cool- hooray for that nurse!!! (& hope she visits Allnurse.com)
  8. by   catlady
    While I'm thrilled that the nurse is ok, I don't think this is anything to cheer about. The whole thing is scary and sad, and she's going to have to live with the fact that she took a life, regardless of how justified she might have been.
  9. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    This nurse killed a career criminal who waited for her in her house with a hammer. I cheer only for the fact that 1) a woman with no weapon at all, and nobody home to help her, managed to save herself and 2) he never can enter anyone else's house and be waiting for them with a hammer. Sorry if I seem callous, but I still think that is so cool (and of course I recognize that her suffering, and her healing, isn't over).
  10. by   santhony44
    Quote from RebeccaOne
    This nurse killed a career criminal who waited for her in her house with a hammer. I cheer only for the fact that 1) a woman with no weapon at all, and nobody home to help her, managed to save herself and 2) he never can enter anyone else's house and be waiting for them with a hammer. Sorry if I seem callous, but I still think that is so cool (and of course I recognize that her suffering, and her healing, isn't over).
    :yeahthat:

    I agree completely!
  11. by   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.

    And hooray for her, that she (pun intended) took matters into her own hands.
  12. by   Gompers
    Quote from catlady
    While I'm thrilled that the nurse is ok, I don't think this is anything to cheer about. The whole thing is scary and sad, and she's going to have to live with the fact that she took a life, regardless of how justified she might have been.
    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.
  13. by   StNeotser
    Quote from RebeccaOne
    This nurse killed a career criminal who waited for her in her house with a hammer. I cheer only for the fact that 1) a woman with no weapon at all, and nobody home to help her, managed to save herself and 2) he never can enter anyone else's house and be waiting for them with a hammer. Sorry if I seem callous, but I still think that is so cool (and of course I recognize that her suffering, and her healing, isn't over).
    I agree
  14. by   Grace Oz
    Taking another's life is never a 'nice' thing. However, I wonder what we'd be posting here if Susan had been the one whose life was extinguished?
    I call it Karma.
    I hope she enjoys the rest of her life.

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