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Gingersnap
09-16-2009, 10:43 AM
DA: Home invaders' ruse involved Obama, health care

September 14, 2009 By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER jennifer.kelleher@newsday.com

They were well-dressed when they knocked on the door of a Huntington home last month and said they had information about President Barack Obama's health care plan.

That's how they got inside to commit a violent home invasion on Aug. 29, a Suffolk prosecutor said Monday.

Benjamin Thompson had a stethoscope around his neck and Natalie Desir carried a clipboard with pamphlets, Assistant District Attorney Glenn Kurtzrock said after their arraignments in Riverhead.

A woman who lives at the house answered the door and said she would take one of the pamphlets. That's when Thompson, 31, of Brooklyn and Desir, 26, of Nyack forced their way inside, Kurtzrock said.

He gave the following account:

Another man, Vance Jackson, had been hiding outside and also forced his way into the home. Jackson, 46, of Yonkers took the woman's boyfriend upstairs and shot him in the neck, chased him downstairs and shot him several more times.

Thompson shot the female resident in the foot while she was sitting next to her 2-year-old daughter and also pistol-whipped the woman's mother, injuring her head.

The three fled with about $4,000 in cash in a getaway car driven by Theodore Briggs, 40, of the Bronx. A fifth suspect who was outside is still at large.

Newsday (http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/da-home-invaders-ruse-involved-obama-health-care-1.1447930)

:p

Rockntractor
09-16-2009, 11:32 AM
Newsday (http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/da-home-invaders-ruse-involved-obama-health-care-1.1447930)

:p

Are they sure it wasn't the IRS?

Gingersnap
09-16-2009, 11:55 AM
Are they sure it wasn't the IRS?

They were just shot - not killed. :D

BadCat
09-16-2009, 11:59 AM
I find it hard to believe, that, in this day and age, people answer their doors unarmed.

Gingersnap
09-16-2009, 12:27 PM
I find it hard to believe, that, in this day and age, people answer their doors unarmed.

Some folks just love to live dangerously, I guess.

RobJohnson
09-17-2009, 03:28 AM
I find it hard to believe, that, in this day and age, people answer their doors unarmed.

I do, I've been shot before & doubt it will ever happen again. :)