Armed PA Dog Walker Saves His Own Life, VCA Now Dead

By John Farnam

Police Gather Photo Matt Rourke AP
Police gather at a staging area as they search for Bradley William Stone on Dec. 16 in Pennsburg, Pa. Stone is suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives, amid a child custody dispute.(Photo: Matt Rourke, AP)
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Ft Collins, CO –-( Six die. But, this one goes his way!

On Monday, a man walking his dog in the Philadelphia, PA area was approached by a knife-wielding Violent Criminal Actor ( VCA ), who threatened him and demanded he surrender keys to his car.

Instead of meekly complying, this dog-walker quickly produced a pistol and fired at the VCA, who immediately fled. Dog-walker was unharmed. Whether or not the VCA was actually hit by the dog-walker’s bullet(s) is unknown.

The VCA in question committed suicide shortly thereafter.

There is a lesson here:

This VCA had just murdered six people, his estranged wife and five of her relatives. The issue was apparently a child-custody dispute.

Victims were attacked at night by this murderer, in their own home. I don’ t know any details, but they obviously didn’t live through it!

Yet, one armed person, walking his dog- a routine activity, when confronted and assaulted by this multiple murderer, successfully repelled the attack and attempted intimidation. At the time, it is unlikely the dog-walker knew whom this person was.

This man, out casually walking his dog, was armed and prepared!

He is alive today. Six homicide victims aren’t!

The point is:

Never depend upon a “guardian angel,” or some other delusional fantasy. That is the exclusive dominion of fools! When your very life is threatened, you, and only you, will be in a position to effectively act in your own behalf. The window will be short, a second or two, and you will either act boldly, or freeze/panic. Either way, the outcome may be an unhappy one.

But, if history has taught us anything, it is:

“Who dare, prevail!”

That is the motto of Icans!

“Success is the child of audacity.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli


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Daniel Burg

The hero dog walker:

Wait until the facts come out before rolling someone out as a hero (or villain).

Daniel G

Turns out that the armed dog walker was not being truthful about his heroics – just another attention whore.

Floyd McCarty

I hate to say it but I’m glad for the ARMED CITIZEN in this case. Yet I’m sorry for all involved. We live in a very dangerous world. And that is sad. All people of sane mind realize that we are being held hostage when there are rules and laws that only apply to the rule and law abiding people in a society. Those that have no respect for life are a peculiar breed that removes much more from a civility seeking society than that which comes to mind or can be focused upon. They lower all of us on… Read more »


Local media totally ‘squashed’ this aspect of the incident. Makes you wonder if this was the VCA’s real cause of death?

Les Williamson

Durabo is correct


John, did you notice that this armed survival confrontation is not being covered by Comrade Dear and Glorious Ruler, Hussein the Magnificent’s, servile LameStream EneMedia? I guess it’s what AlBore would call “an inconvenient truth,” therefore unreportable, Soviet-style.