Mother Shoots & Kills Career Criminal Home Invader

More people are arming for self-defense these days. Part of that should be preparedness training at a gun range. iStock-488768604
A recent report about the odds of being murdered in the U.S. underscores the increased interest in armed self-defense.

U.S.A.-(– At about 5 a.m. on the morning of January 8, 2023, a career criminal broke into a home occupied by a mother and two young children, according to police who were called to the scene in a trailer park in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.  From the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office:

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports one subject is deceased following a home invasion at a Hammond residence, which occurred in the early morning hours of January 8, 2023.

Chief Jimmy Travis says deputies responded to reports of shots fired at a residence on Klein Road shortly after 5:00 AM on Sunday. During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to determine the suspect, later identified as 51 year old Robert Rheams of Hammond, was armed with a shovel and a lug wrench when he forced entry into the home of the victim and her two young children.

During the incident, a physical altercation took place between Rheams and the homeowner which ultimately led to Rheams being shot by the homeowner. Rheams was later pronounced deceased on scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office.

At the time of the incident, Rheams was out on parole after serving approximately 20 years in prison for armed robbery. Detectives have also been able to tie Rheams to a carjacking which occurred hours prior to the home invasion.

Chief Travis adds that as of this time, no arrests were made in this investigation. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for further review.

Chief Travis concludes by adding this case appears to be a homeowner exercising second amendment rights to protect herself and her children from a violent home invasion.

The shooting of Robert Rheams, 51 years old and recently released on parole, by a mother defending herself and two children has caught the public imagination and garnered significant news coverage. Rheams reportedly was armed with a shovel and a lug wrench. Those implements are readily capable of being used as weapons to cause serious injury or death. Rheams was first sent to prison on a drug violation. The last conviction was for armed robbery.

Our society, with its Christian/Judeo ethics, considers all lives to be worth saving. The ethics extend to the necessity of saving your own life and the lives of others from those who would do them severe harm or kill them.

Robert Rheams showed himself to be a danger to other humans. Other humans have the right and the responsibility to end that danger.

About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

Dean Weingarten

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Nothing like a feel good story to end the day. Someone in that neck of the woods needs to buy that mom a box of her favorite ammo and an adult beverage of her choosing.


Hell, I would give her an award like mom of the year.


She should get the key to the city and tax free status for five years.

Saved tax slaves $5 mil + in police, trial and incarceration costs. It should all be credited toward her future taxes.

Good shot and on behalf of my extended family…….Thanks!


I’m concerned why there was an altercation.
That sounds to close for comfort.
She might have just gotten lucky.
This piece of crap was scum.
Sounds like she should have fired a little sooner. The article does not specify what was meant by “Physical Altercation”
On the other hand.
Maybe the”Physical Altercation” was:
He entered the house with a shovel.
Bang bang bang.
I’m good with that. 🙂


sad she would have to clean up the mess, should be a group of good sams that come out clean up and get you range time to make your aim better


The invader is dead. I love an excellent ending.


It does sorta warm the heart, doesn’t it?


It’s a great story to wake up to.
Worms…. Enjoy your meal…..
One less piece of shit we need to feed and cloth at Camp Fed!


Robert Rheams – f☆ck around and find out . You did and won’t ever again . Teepee creeping with bad intentions has consequences.


Making America Great Again, one perp corpse at a time.


Somebody buy that lady a beer!


If she actually struggled with the guy, he got too close. She should have shot him sooner.


Lol I just said that above. I had not made it this far before commenting. 😉


Another scumbag bites the dust

Mystic Wolf

I have said many times before, (SLUGS FOR THUGS: and the game goes on) to many of these thugs this is justva game of cat and mouse, the more of these thugs that get the mouse treatment and get removed from the gene pool the better things will be. The problem lies with the government, we have those in government that would have these creatures of the night running around and doing what they want. How many other p,a es has this thug broken into before he hit this courageous ladies home? She did very well standing up and doing… Read more »


It is a shame that the “judge” who allowed this TERRORIST out of prison cannot be held accountable! I pray that the Mother can get over the taking of a human’s life – even when it is absolutely necessary. I read that the major purchasers of guns happens to be Women. Please get training — not for the requirement of government — but for yourself.


Probably wasn’t the judge, probably the parole board. His sentence was up, due to serving 20 years, according to the article. He was just not smart enough to not commit any new crimes, against a “mother bear type”. I guess he learned the hard way. Hopefully the next parolee will actually learn from their previous mistakes.


With a great ending like that, this must be a fairy tale.

“I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.”


” Not by the hairs of my chinny chin chin!”

And they all lived happily forever, except for Robert Rheams.


Justice served efficiently.


Ok Dean you contact me here or tell me how I can get in touch with you and I will send this young lady a brand new Security 380 to the FFL of her choosing. She will be responsible. For her background check. I’m a FFL dealer in Chino Valley Arizona


I could read wonderful stories like this all day long. I agree with CL about one thing, if this incident got to the point of a physical altercation, the dead scum got to close to her.


She needs a “Gofundme” account set up to get her a new home in a safer neighborhood, a chance to get her kids into a good school and a job for her as a safety officer in the school district. So sad that so many women have to fend for themselves and their children nowadays.


Women are driving the current gun purchases in my state. Depending upon what county you live in but the average native male in Washington is a freakin’ pussy and would run away rather than go on offense, women must defend themselves. Rather than be redundant, check my postings. I’ve posted several links to stories from my area in the past 6 mos. detailing how Pugetopolis women are fearful of using public transit because the systems are crime infested with drug vagrants and unless there’s a coach full of women, the women don’t feel safe because men will not get involved… Read more »


Never use gof*ckme! Commies that will steal your money.

if you plan to give, use givesendgo


how do you think military families run in time of war?????? mothers do every thing until god willing father returns