Armed Beauty Queen Fatally Shoots Intruder in Florida Home InvasionLessons to be learned:
By Cristina Corbin, Fox News
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. [link]
1) Don't ever pull a gun on someone unless you're prepared to use it.
2) When you pull the trigger, keep pulling it.
3) "Aim small, miss small." Go for the body - "chest, groin, thigh, back," groin again ...
4) Pink accentuates the curves.
5) 110 pounds? It's amazing how adding 15.3 ounces will change things.