Prison escapees meet their match in Idaho mom with gun

Prison escapees meet their match in Idaho mom with gun

Prison escapees meet their match in Idaho mom with gun

11:59 AM MDT on Monday, July 27, 2009

Associated Press

COTTONWOOD -- The Idaho County Sheriff's Office had honored a Cottonwood woman with a certificate of achievement saying she showed true courage in the face of danger for fending off two prison escapees who tried to break into her home.

Cassidy Lockett was home with her young children late last month when she says two men tried to break into her home. She hid the children behind the couch, grabbed a .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol and aimed it at a man who was already halfway through a window, climbing into her home.

Lockett says she pointed the gun at him and told him to get out or she'd shoot. She says he complied, and left along with another man who was trying to get through the locked front door.

The sheriff's department says the two were Richard Nieves and Ben Westley Perez, who are both facing escape, burglary and other charges.

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8 years 33 weeks ago, 8:08 AM


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For her! Though she should invest in a higher caliber...just my opinion.

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”-Albert Einstein
8 years 16 weeks ago, 4:19 AM

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Idaho mom

Good she did't shoot, she would be in a heep of trouble. Look what happened to the Navy Seals for giving a camel jocky a fat lip.


Lyle Hutchinson
8 years 16 weeks ago, 5:20 AM



in idaho,she would have been made a hero!they dont take shit from loaded carry in vehicles,shall carry permits issued by the county sheriff,castle doctrine type laws=dont do bad shit in Idaho!

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