Friday, September 08, 2006

NURSE STRANGLES INTRUDER

With her bare hands. The Associated Press reports on the strange story from Oregon:
Susan Kuhnhausen, 51, ran to a neighbor's house after the confrontation Wednesday night. Police found the body of Edward Dalton Haffey 59, a convicted felon with a long police record.

Police said there was no obvious sign of forced entry at the house when Kuhnhausen, an emergency room nurse at Providence Portland Medical Center, got home from work shortly after 6 p.m.

Under Oregon law people can use reasonable deadly force when defending themselves against an intruder or burglar in their homes. Kuhnhausen was treated and released for minor injuries at Providence.

Haffey, about 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, had convictions including conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, robbery, drug charges and possession of burglary tools. Neighbors said Kuhnhausen's size - 5-foot-7 and 260 pounds - may have given her an advantage.

"Everyone that I've talked to says 'Hurray for Susan,' said neighbor Annie Warnock, who called 911. "You didn't need to calm her. She's an emergency room nurse. She's used to dealing with crisis."
Owned by a big nurse with strong hands.

8 comments:

DocLarry said...

I hope I never have to give blood with her as the nurse. The tourniquet could kill me!

Anonymous said...

Good for her!!

Anonymous said...

I had a Swedish masseuse like that once ...

Anonymous said...

If she'd used a conceal-carry gun to take this POS down, the story likely wouldn't have made it to the press-release level. They hate self-defense-with-legal-guns stories.

MrsThurstonHowell said...

A lot of the word "hate" in the language of wingnuts..."Democrats hate America"...the press "hate self-defense-with-legal-guns stories".

Wonder what that's about.

I tend to believe Norman Mailer when he says American men are angry (in response to the question-Why do American men support GeeDubya?)

Anonymous said...

She could probably give good heimlich, too.

Anonymous said...

Not the same kind of "hate", Mrs. Howell - but if you insist, it can be rephrased as "the press seldom prints postitive gun-owner stories".

Politically-correct enough now? ;)

Ken said...

Even now an attorney somewhere is getting ready to file a lawsuit against her.