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Beauty Queen kills!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Royce10, Mar 22, 2011.

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  1. Royce10

    Royce10 TS Member

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    When a burly ex-convict forced his way into a posh Florida home last week, he had no idea what awaited him -- a 25-year-old beauty queen with a pink .38-caliber handgun.

    Meghan Brown, a former Florida pageant queen, shot and killed 42-year-old Albert Franklin Hill during a home invasion March 12 at the 2,732-square-foot house she shares with her fiance in Tierra Verde, Fla.

    Hill barged into the home at around 3 a.m. after Brown responded to a knock at the front door, according to a police report. He allegedly grabbed the 110-pound Brown around her nose and mouth and dragged her to an upstairs bedroom.

    The woman’s fiance, Robert Planthaber, said in an interview that he was quickly awakened by the altercation and ran to Brown’s side.

    "I attacked him and took a severe beating to the head," Planthaber told FoxNews.com. "But I got him off of her long enough for her to scramble to the room where she keeps her pink .38 special.”

    Brown, who reigned as the 2009 Miss Tierra Verde, snatched her gun from a nearby bedroom and shot the suspect several times – hitting him in the chest, groin, thigh and back, her fiance said. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Panthaber, a 42-year-old arborist, said he believes he and his fiancee were targeted because of their wealth. He claimed a pizza delivery man and possible accomplice staked out the home for three months before Hill attempted to burglarize it.

    “We live in a very prominent area and my fiancee wears a $60,000 engagement ring,” he said. “The pizza man knew we had money because sometimes we needed change for a $100 bill when he came to deliver pizza.”

    Hill had a criminal record stretching back nearly three decades -- including arrests for burglary, battery, drug possession and grand theft. He reportedly served a 13-year prison term in 1987 and was released in September after serving a fourth term behind bars.

    Detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Robbery/Homicide Unit are still investigating the crime but believe the motive was robbery, according to local press reports. They say they haven’t yet determined the relationship, if any, Hill had with the couple. A police report said the ex-convict demanded money before the altercation between Hill and Panthaber ensued.

    Panthaber, meanwhile, said he and his fiancee are lucky to be alive. He said he purchased the pink handgun for Brown last Christmas and that the two had gone to target practice together.

    “She was not a good shot at the range,” he quipped.
     
  2. BAD 303

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    Ended as it should everytime. Good for her.
     
  3. oz

    oz Active Member

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    hope you send it to the NRA for their armed citizen page. oz
     
  4. bluskyshooter

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    That would be the day ... when my wife lets me sleep in the bed .. while she goes downstairs to investigate someone banging on the door at 3am. Sheesh !!
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Not only going to investigate banging on the door at 3AM, but doing so unarmed.

    Someone bangs on my door at 3AM I'll go investigate... but I ain't doing it unarmed.
     
  6. wireguy

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    Impossible. This story cannot possibly be true. It is common knowledge that unless you are a highly trained police officer you will only kill yourself with a handgun.
     
  7. Hawk46

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    What a great humiliating way for this piece of crap to be taken out... by a girl with a pink gun. Sweet.

    Agree with the previous posters, I wouldn't LET my wife go near that door, and I'd have been totin'.
     
  8. BrowningPotato

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    The big story here is it is definite proof that money can buy happiness. A 42 year old guy engaged to a 25 year old beauty queen... yeah she loves you for your loose skin buddy...lol
     
  9. shannon391

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    The boyfriend is lucky she grabbed the right pink toy!
     
  10. short shucker

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    BrowningPotato,

    That's not necessarily the truth. I'm in my mid 40's and I have a beauty of a 27 year old girlfriend. I can tell you two things that are the gospil, she isn't here for my looks or my money (she makes about triple of what I do)!

    ss
     
  11. shelly

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    So was your short shucker the attractant?
     
  12. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    For once Shelly, I got to give you one! LOL! Tom Rhoads
     
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