Amid a national
debate on assault weapons and the recent passing of
strict New York gun laws, a college student armed with an AR-15
rifle scared off two armed and potentially dangerous burglars
during a midnight home invasion last week in Rochester, New York.
a student attending Rochester Institute of Technology, told the
ABC affiliate that he awoke just after midnight Tuesday morning
to a noise downstairs something that sounded like a knock
on the door. When he reached the stairway he saw two men standing
at the bottom and he noticed that one of them had a gun aimed
right at him.
roommate, Raymond (he didnt want his last name printed)
heard commotion Boises screams just outside
his bedroom door.
one scream from him, and I knew it wasnt like a I
stepped on a piece of glass kind of scream, said Raymond,
who also attends RIT. It was like something primal.
his instincts, Raymond, who legally owns an AR-15, unlocked the
rifle from its case.
By the time I had it out and ready, one of the men came
at my door, slowly opened it, saw that there was a barrel on the
other side and from there backed out.