An 11-year-old Girl With a Shotgun Defends Herself Against Two Illegal Alien Home Invaders-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Two illegal aliens broke into a home in Butte, Montana.  An 11-year-old girl was home alone.  She had been a clay shooting champion and ran and got her father’s shotgun.  She ended up shooting both intruders.  The email asks if you ever wonder why good stuff never makes the news?

The Truth:

According to the Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff’s department in Montana, this never took place.

We have not found any other evidence of its truth.

Updated 4/16/08

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:


Shotgun Preteen vs. Illegal alien Home Invaders:
Butte, Montana November 5, 2007

Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26,
probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11 year old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home.
It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they were in Montana and Patricia had been a clay shooting champion since she was nine.

Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father’s room and grabbed his 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.

Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buckshot from the
11-year-old’s knee crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen.

When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled to death before medical help could arrive.

It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen 45 caliber handgun he took from an other home invasion robbery. That victim, 50-year-old David Burien, was not so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest.

Ever wonder why good stuff never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news? …… 11 year old girl, properly trained, defended her home, and herself, against two murderous, illegal immigrants…….and she wins and is still alive because of it.

Now, THAT is Gun Control !