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Johnston County Homeowner Beats Up Burglar

Posted February 19, 2008

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— A burglar took a beating from a homeowner in Johnston County.

Investigators said Phillip White and another masked man broke into a home, tied up four people and stole money.

One victim escaped, chased White into the yard and beat him with a 2x4, investigators said.

White was arrested and taken to jail.

Investigators are looking for the other suspect.


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  • DVS Feb 19, 2008

    This story has made my day.

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 19, 2008

    A pretty wild story. Glad the robber didn't have a gun. Am happy for the homeowner. Great courage.

  • BLOCKHEAD SQUARED Feb 19, 2008

    When will these da's realize that us johnston county folks don't take too kindly enterin' without bein' asked first.

  • civilservant01 Feb 19, 2008

    Turning it back on the criminals...gotta love a story like this one. I only wish I could have been there to watch and take a whack at the burglar too.

  • cartop64911 Feb 19, 2008

    Would have been hit with a 44 magnum at mine! Good for the homeowner.

  • illegals--GO HOME Feb 19, 2008

    Hurray for the homeowner........more of this needs to happen since there isn't any true justice in court with all the liberal, bleeding heart judges and such. LEO's do the best they can to arrest, but the courts just slap them on the wrist most of the time.

    Sad to say, wish it had been more than a 2x4....you can bet it would not be that used at my home!!!!!!!

  • likemenow Feb 19, 2008

    Repeat after me"If I intend to do harm to the people or property of Johnston County, please just go ahead and shoot me"

  • likemenow Feb 19, 2008

    I'm not gonna even read all the posts...all i've got to say is that this absolutely hilarious

  • Feisty Redneck Diva - LETS RIDE Feb 19, 2008

    Amen to that Queen, but I give the guy who used the 2x4 a big high five - GREAT job!!!

  • mike honcho Feb 19, 2008

    I love it when a story gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.