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Paul SlaterLOGANVILLE, GA – A burglar in Georgia learned about a different kind of of Southern Hospitality after he broke into a woman’s home only to have the stay-at-home mom put five bullets into his face.

At around 1 p.m. Friday, a woman was at home with her two 9-year-old twins when there was a knock at the door. At first she thought it was a solicitor and ignored it. She became alarmed and called her husband at work when the person would not quit ringing the doorbell.

Her husband instructed her to take their children and hide inside a crawlspace that adjoined her office while he called 911. By this time, 32-year-old Paul Slater had made his way into the home after prying open the front door with a crowbar.

Slater has a lengthy criminal history with six arrests dating back to 2008. He was just released from jail in August after serving six months for simple battery and three counts of probation violation. On this day, he was breaking into someone’s home to steal the things they had worked for.

After rummaging around the house a bit, Slater finally made his way to the office and opened the door where the woman was hiding with her children. Skipping a formal introduction, the woman used a .38 revolver fired six shots at Slater’s head. Five of those shots hit Slater in the face and neck area.

Even though the woman had given Slater five new holes to breath from, the man was not dead and was still conscious. He was face-down on the ground crying, but conscious. As the woman came out of hiding, she informed Slater that if he moved. she would shoot his ass again. Slater stayed put and the woman fled to a neighbor’s home with her kids.

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After the woman left, Slater exited her home and attempted to flee the area in his vehicle. He didn’t get too far before crashing.

“When you got five bullets in you, it makes you kind of disoriented,” said Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. Police would find him bleeding in a neighbor’s driveway begging for help. “I’m dying. Help me,” he told them, according to Chapman. They obliged, and Slater taken to Gwinnett Medical Center where he is expected to survive.

“That mother’s instinct kicked in,” Chapman said about the shooting. “You go after a mother’s kids and she’ll find herself capable of doing things she never thought she was capable of.”

With all the talk about guns going on in light of a recent mass shootings, I think there are a couple valuable lessons to be learned from this story; use a .40 caliber bullet, and aim for center mass.

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  • Valerie

    I love my husband’s Smith and Wesson M&P 40! He has taught me that I should always double tap at least, but to not stop shooting until the attacker is down.

  • JohnQknowitall

    Yeah. I think we have read about many in the newspaper who agree (or did before snipers got’m) and followed the “use a .40 caliber bullet, and aim for center mass” school of thought.

  • tkaz

    Has anyone noticed how Yahoo or MSN made this story about gun control. She saved her kids with the gun & they made it into something bad. Whatever.
    Something someone on Yahoo I think pointed out was if she hadn’t had a semi-automatic she would’ve had to re-cock & pull the trigger each time, enabling the intruder to advance on her.
    Semi-automatics have their place & in the case of a home invasion I’m glad she had one.
    This is NOT the case of the man who shot teens too many times & hid them in the basement. THIS is a story of how guns SHOULD be used.

  • CT

    I’d say stay with a sawed off shotgun. If the noise doesn’t make someone piss their pants, you should be able do some good tattoo work with the scatter pattern.

    OH and when that is finished – CROWBAR.

  • Sam

    He was crying after being shot? Well, considering it’d be rather difficult to see any tears on that bloody Swiss cheese face of his, I imagine he wasnt so much just crying, more like blubbering and wailing.
    *rubbing hands together a la mr burns* Excellent…

  • Eliza Berntsen

    It’s good not to have any brains- even a gun shot, or 5, to the head won’t kill your ass.

  • Points and laughs.

  • daMonBrooks

    I have to admit, I become a little sadist when it comes to home invaders The thought of him crying and begging for help was the icing on the cake for me. You don’t have to respect me, or my shit, but its a bad deal for you to be caught inside of my house.
    Good, on the homeowner. I hope she recovers soon.

  • Valerie

    I’ve seen this here before, and I want to say it myself.


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  • Athena

    Absolutely. I’ve even recommended to those not interested in owning a gun to keep the stock around just for the noise it makes when cocked. It’s a great deterrent.

  • CT, if you didn’t mention your ‘signature’ melee weapon of choice, I would have suspected your account was hacked. 😉

  • CT

    That was my husband’s reasoning behind it.

  • CT

    I have to throw that crowbar in there whenever I can. It doesn’t always work. Though a lot more often than one might think.

  • Sam

    When these boys get asked in high school “what, are you going to run home and tell mommy?” it won’t be in a mocking tone of voice, but in a soft voice trembling with fear.

  • newstarshipsmell

    So, I’m going to go out on a limb and venture a guess here… The photo up top is a previous mug shot?

  • Evangelos

    Pity he lived. Guess this is a great example of not only a semiautomatics rightful use, but the importance of accuracy training. Now the poor people of GA get to support this scumbag and foot the bill for his medical treatment and incarceration.

  • bethied

    You know, I never thought of it like that. You’re right, every home with kids should have at least one assault weapon.

  • Double action revolver takes care of that issue.

  • come_and_see

    It’s called having an agenda.

    The other day an off-duty police officer shot and killed a man in a movie theater who was running around trying to gun down his girlfriend. People said its a “cop doing his job” instead of showing the benefit of having armed security.

    Then a mother killed her baby and attempted suicide with her gun, but no mention of the woman who drowned her autistic baby or the other who stabbed her 8 year old to death.

    Then we have the woman who shot the home intruder who had her cornered in a crawl space in her house with her two kids.

    Can’t forget the same day the crazy guy shot up the school a man in China went and stabbed 21 kids in a school.

    People think getting rid of guns is the solution without addressing the underlying issues.

  • Evangelos

    All sarcasm aside, proper storage of firearms as well as ammunition is usually the number one issue when it comes to accidental discharge. That plus the most important RULE of gun ownership… “NEVER point a gun at anything you don’t want dead, whether you believe it to be loaded or not!”

  • Buffettgirl

    She’s my newest hero…

  • Whatevn

    Crowbar, shotgun, intruders…

    I cant be the only one thinking Resident Evil

  • come_and_see

    They haven’t made single action revolvers since the 1800’s. o_o

  • sweekymom

    The female of the species is deadlier than the male.

  • Alice89

    Why would you ring the doorbell if you were trying to break into someone’s house? Idiot.

  • Chinchillazilla

    To make sure no one was home.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    I dunno man. She shot him five times… IN THE FACE. That sounds pretty damn accurate to me.

  • Valerie

    I would say that you are right lol

  • Valerie

    Also, all children should be educated on what to do if they ever see a gun. Even if you do not keep them in your home, they should know to not touch it and to go get an adult.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Daaaaaaaaaaaaayum. That stay at home mom is straight up GANGSTA.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    He was just trying to play ding-dong-ditch! Obviously mom was playing ding-dong-dead.

  • Absolutely. I agree with you. You know I grew up in a house full of guns, learned to shoot as a kid and not only did I not massacre my whole family but I never shot my school up either.

  • newstarshipsmell

    Or maybe he’s just a compulsive doorbell ringer. Fuck, they probably exist.

  • Athena

    Yep, which is why she probably should have announced herself and mentioned that she was armed and on the phone with 911. If I didn’t have children, I’d happily hide quietly and wait to shoot an intruder in the face. But I have a kid, so I just assume he passes me by being an inconvenient target.

  • Alice89

    Ha what a little bitch. He even had the nerve to ask someone for help after he’d committed a crime and gotten self-inflicted injuries. Pathetic.

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    I’m just glad she was at least taught the basics & put them into action without freezing up. Way to protect your loved ones, Lady!

    We regularly dump about 50-75 mixed rounds per week into the targets at our home range to keep our aim up to standard.
    Do you really think he’d have made it as far as the home office in my house? Not likely… **Snicker!**

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    Maybe the stock AND the receiver… The stock is just a piece of wood and/or metal, and/or composites.
    A simple clicking noise is no deterrent. A loud BOOM is.

  • Valerie

    My parents did not have guns, but I grew up in the country and we were taught to never stouch guns (unless an adult was with us to supervise shooting). Our father did let us go shoot some of his friend’s guns, but he didn’t want one in the house for some reason. I think a lot of parents fail their children when it comes to guns. They are taught to be terrified of them, but I think it backfires and makes kids curious, which is why when they find a gun all alone, they want to play with it.

  • Athena

    I was speaking in generally. “Stock” as opposed to barrel. I don’t know that the average person would know what the “receiver” is. 😛

  • alphatroll

    Five hits out of six? Not bad at all.

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    I’m going to have to call ‘ya out on that one. You normally don’t speak for the masses… You usually speak for yourself.
    Besides, that whole “…his bowels turned to ice when he heard that sound of a gun hammer being pulled back,” thing only works in bad movies, cheap novels, and very dark rooms.

  • kimbev69

    good for her those kids know their mommy rules!!!! don’t mess with her kids

  • kimbev69

    sad thing is since he lived he will be out in 6 months to 1 yr for good behavior or some shit since he only broke in and didn’t steal anything

  • JGo555

    Look at dis smart boy! College is REALLY doin’ you good! 😉

  • JGo555

    This all started because his ass USED a crowbar. BAN ALL CROWBARS!!
    (Just kidding… I’m sure you were born and your hospital read, CT & attached to it was a crowbar)

  • JGo555

    Jail did nothing to help him realize that WORKING hard for things was the way to go. NOW he gets to never work again but at least (and I hope he isn’t able to move) he can’t steal anything but oxygen.

  • CT

    In reality, the crowbar shit started because I threatened to shove it up his ass when he complained that I bought it – we already had one.

  • valannb22

    Thieves are getting bolder and bolder. My house was robbed Wednesday while I was at work in the middle of the day. My kids didn’t go back to school until Thursday and were next door at my parents house. My 9 yo old son walked into our house to get a snack out of the fridge to find the back door open. He shut and locked it and went back next door. When my husband came home a little while later, the back door was wide open again. The thieves had trashed my bedroom, dumped out all of the drawers, and tore everything out of the closet. The only thing they got were two small flat screens the kids’ got for xmas that were still in the box in my bedroom and a .22 revolver. They tore one of my bedroom walls apart with a crow bar trying to pry the gun safe out of the wall. They left all the other electronics alone in the house. The consensus is that they were still in my house when my son walked in and got scared off before they could get anything else. The sheriff’s deputy that came out didn’t even bother to take prints or anything. He is apparently unconcerned that someone is running around breaking into houses and is now armed with at least one weapon. I think we were very lucky that something awful didn’t happen to my son, and I hope no one else gets hurt before they find the assholes that are doing this.

  • I remember that – but the legacy of that day still lives on. 😉

  • JGo555

    I remember the story.

  • Wicked Smilee

    5 38’s to the dome, and he fricken DRIVES away?! How thick is his skull?

    I guess that proves “Only the good die young”.

  • I have a Ruger Blackhawk .30 single action revolver made in 1972.

  • hicusdicus

    Any weapon you assault someone with is called an assault weapon. Fists come to mind.

  • hicusdicus

    Children can do more damage with matches than guns. The media just never talks about it. Ban fire!

  • hicusdicus

    I am sure that when the Muslim on the throne bans guns the thief will turn it in.

  • hicusdicus

    If I had a .40 cal I would sit quietly and wait with a big grin on my face.

  • Valerie


  • wastintime

    But! But! I bought marshmallows!

  • wastintime

    Bet it did not make him better looking.

  • Sam

    True, but fact of the matter is he probably wouldn’t have gotten that much more if he HAD stolen stuff. I dare say the memory of the skull-perforation is a hell of a lot more effective at stopping this guy from doing further break-ins than those few extra months in jail would have been.

  • kimbev69

    you are so right

  • I’ve come to realize they never take prints unless it’s a murder.

  • Joe

    In another report it was said that Mr. Slater suffered punctured lungs and liver. This report says his injuries were to his face and neck. Who really knows what to believe? He’s lucky to be alive and his scars will be a constant reminder of what happens when you break into the home of a gun owner. A 38 caliber revolver doesn’t have the stopping power of a 9 mm automatic or other large caliber handguns. That’s why every Police department in the U.S. made the switch. At least this woman’s 38 saved her life. Now that the news media has their big story, you probably won’t hear anymore about this. I’d like an update on Mr. Slater’s condition and if he is expected to survive. If he survives, he’ll go to jail when he’s well enough, and your tax dollars will pay for all his medical treament. Isn’t it great living in America!

  • Well, if he does survive he’ll have plenty of holes in his face to whistle harmonies in jail with.

  • chris

    I would say this woman displayed PERFECT gun-control.

  • I am a liberal and am proud of it. I would rather be a liberal then a kool-aid drinking fool. Obama is NOT destroying this country, it is people like you that are filled with hate for no good reason other than the fact you are ignorant and racist to boot. The teabilly’s and self righteous assholes like you are causing the division in this country and you want to blame Obama for everything. Did not hear you crying when Bush was taking away our freedoms under the patriot act, sending our sons and daughters to die in fake war and giving all his B-Fin buddies tax breaks

  • sorry but after scaring the ‘bejeesus out of a mother & 2 kids i would not have helped him/ & if i did would have done so at a very very slow pace/ the nerve of him saying he was dying & wanting help/ imagine wasting more taxpayers’ on him to continue the same life style/

  • Great ending to a horrific story. She should have shot at his genitals too. One less cretin in the world would be a blessing.

  • Lgbpop

    And what, precisely, does this brain-dead rant have to do with the news story?

  • Elizabeth McCarthy

    I was babysitting a 4 year old little boy one night while his mama worked. He was asleep on the couch. I heard someone trying the door. Then REALLY trying it. I went to the closet, got my dad’s shotgun, went to the door and said, “Are you sure you want to keep that up?” I cocked the gun and there was instant silence. Then I could hear him running away. Wussy. Even at 14 I would have shot him dead and never cried a tear. And if he came through the locked door, he would have deserved it.