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Update to our article yesterday regarding Illinois home invasion

Updated: May 20, 2020

Yesterday, we reported on a home invasion attempt in Arlington Heights, Illinois in which a homeowner stopped an armed home invasion by shooting one of the assailants. More information has come out:

The Cook County state’s attorney’s office court records say that Brodacz and Finnan’s scheme was deliberately hatched to coincide with the state’s stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Chicago Tribune reported.
Arlington Heights Police arrived shortly after Finnan fled and found Maniscalco's wife in front of the family home screaming that her husband was inside and fighting someone with a gun. The Daily Herald reported that police met the Maniscalco as he walked down from the second storey. He was bleeding from a head wound allegedly inflicted by Bodacz and carrying a gun, and told officers he had shot the offender.

So, bad guys attempted to use the current situation to commit crime. What do you say now, Everytown’s John Feinblatt?:

Much is still unknown about Covid-19, but one thing is certain: Owning a gun does not make you any safer from it.

Checkmate. Being a gun owner during the crisis saved the lives of that family..........


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