Franklin woman, 78,
shoots at intruder
kicked hole through wall when victim fired bullet, police say.
October 23, 2001
FRANKLIN, Ind. — A 78-year-old woman shot at a
man who tried to enter her home through a hole he had kicked in
the wall and held him at bay until police arrived.
The woman found a man kicking a hole in the wall
next to the door of her back porch after she heard someone
pounding on her back door about 1 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.
While she was on the phone calling 911, the man
made a hole big enough to enter and came inside the porch, the
victim told dispatchers.
When he ignored her warning to stop, she fired
one shot from a semiautomatic handgun, striking the porch wall,
The man tried to escape through the hole he had
made, but police said officers arrived before he could wriggle
The man, identified as Earl S. Feathers, 50, of
Franklin, told authorities he thought he trying to enter his own
home, the newspaper said.
Feathers was arrested on charges of residential
entry and public intoxication.