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Machete-wielding 11-year-old foils North
Carolina home invasion

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Posted By: earlybird, 6/15/2019 3:23:20 PM

An 11-year-old boy in North Carolina struck an intruder in the back of the head with a machete to foil a home invasion on Friday, according to reports. The boy, who was home alone, answered a knock on the front door and saw a woman standing there. Simultaneously, a man broke into the home through a window and used the homeowner's pellet gun to force the child into a bedroom closet. The boy escaped the closet and grabbed a machete, using it to strike the man in the head.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: NYBruin 6/15/2019 3:36:53 PM (No. 98863)
Jataveon, in case you were wondering. . .
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PostAway 6/15/2019 4:39:18 PM (No. 98890)
A person’s ethnic heritage can often be deciphered by their name. The surname “Hill” would probably be English but the perp’s first and middle names, Jataveon Dashawn, have me stumped. Jataveon is perhaps Roman in origin like “Octavian” but Dashawn? Hmmmm. Irish? Yes! That’s it! Perhaps an anachronistic version of Stupid Sean or Duh Shawn. If only we could see a picture of him! I’m quite certain that Mr. Hill would be blue-eyed with a Roman-nose and red hair and a splash of freckles across his nose giving his vacant expression a rather boyish look.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: M2 6/15/2019 4:45:34 PM (No. 98899)
Do not mess with Southerners.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Videodrone 6/15/2019 4:51:09 PM (No. 98906)
Jataveon Dashawn Hall no further comment needed
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 6/15/2019 5:05:34 PM (No. 98918)
Which laughter will be the loudest at NC State Prison? Jataveon Dashawn Hall getting bonked in the head by an 11 year old boy with a machete, or checking himself in a hospital afterward?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: volksford 6/15/2019 5:24:01 PM (No. 98922)
Sorry # 2..but you are all wet ,there is no particular origin of the names. Picture if you will, a maternity nurse approaching baby momma who is still in a drug induced stupor with the question..what are you going to name the little one? Baby daddy is no where and baby momma mumbles the latest "hip" name and then attempts a spelling. You can take it from there.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ginadee 6/15/2019 5:28:57 PM (No. 98926)
It's too bad such a young child should have to be faced with such an ordeal. He was home alone? That's pretty bad.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: watashiyo 6/15/2019 6:47:19 PM (No. 98950)
A permanent scar and a permanent reminder to wear a Helmet next time he's breaking into a house.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: anniebc 6/15/2019 7:36:20 PM (No. 98964)
Sorry, but who has a machete just lying around? Glad he got away and all, but just saying.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 6/15/2019 10:52:07 PM (No. 99017)
Gee whiz, I wonder what kind of a name is "Jataveon Dashawn Hall"? LOL! Good on you, kid. When you get old enough, get a gun, stop the next one permanently.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 6/16/2019 12:41:42 AM (No. 99058)
#9, I have a machete in my garage, but I also have a KaBar in the closet, and a .45 Colt, too. Keep your tools handy.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Hazymac 6/16/2019 8:13:09 AM (No. 99165)
Nice work with the machete! Danny Trejo would be proud of this 11-year-old boy. A home invasion is worthy of a deadly response against the perp(s). Since you can be certain the invaders aren't breaking into your home collecting for Little Sisters of the Poor, you don't owe them any mercy. Hack and slice away to your heart's content. Of course, a firearm should be more effective because you don't have to get within arm's reach of the boogeyman, as would be necessary with an edged weapon. After the shocking kidnapping of a neighbor from his own house in his pajamas, I decided it was time to get my concealed firearm license and start carrying everywhere it was legal to do so. In an emergency the police are minutes away. You are your own last level of defense. What are you prepared to do? #11's defenses are similar to mine. In my martial arts days I practiced and performed forms (aka kata or hyung) for two (Latin style) machetes, whirling the blades at speed. Speaking strictly for myself, the last thing I'd want to face is a martial arts expert with two long blades moving in twin figure-8's. If you don't have a gun, run!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/16/2019 9:05:10 AM (No. 99198)
There are different kinds of home invasions. In this case, it appears to be a modified home burglary operation. In the other kind of home invasion, the home is that of a drug dealer, often with tons of cash - 100 thousand dollars or more - waiting to be stolen by other drug dealers or friends. Banking laws are such that a holder of that amount of cash can't put it in the bank without alerting police and feds. So what is a form of laundering? Surprisingly, it is to take a large sum of money to the casino, lose half of it, but the winnings on the way to losing, are laundered! So 100,000 dollars dirty money becomes 50,000 dollars laundered, legal money which then can be deposited in the bank. Just as long as the gambler doesn't use that card the Casino uses to keep track of the clients. This accounts for part of the profit at those casinos! And we are talking big money! (slightly off topic, but interesting, hey?)
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Reply 14 - Posted by: jacksin5 6/16/2019 10:49:15 AM (No. 99275)
And the moral of this story is: Don't bring a pellet gun to a sword fight.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: anniebc 6/16/2019 4:00:40 PM (No. 99486)
Poster #11, I have a few handy tools too, but where can I get me a machete? :)
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 6/16/2019 6:42:04 PM (No. 99554)
#15, Cold Steel makes a fairly decent array of machetes, bolos and corn knives. Here is one. A corn knife is a n impressive piece of equipment, too. https://www.recreationid.com/cold-steel/bolo-machete-mpn-97lbms.html?view=079660&utm_source=microsoft&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=268680560&utm_content=1185274163414428
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 6/16/2019 6:45:29 PM (No. 99555)
https://www.machetespecialists.com/product/cold-steel-21-12-inch-terrain-chopper-machete/
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