- Jan 28, 2006
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Toy gun saves family from intruder
Posted: 06/27/13 at 6:40 am EDT Last Updated: 06/27/13 at 8:11 am EDT
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A toy air-soft gun became just what a family needed to protect themselves from a would-be robber.
Monday night, Roland Stuart broke into a family's home and approached Jane Rainboth's room as she was sleeping. She then reached for the 9mm handgun that was placed by her bedside. When the intruder caught sight of the threat at hand, he ran back outside the house for safety, where he would later be caught by Broward Sheriff's Office deputies. The robber failed to notice the orange tip of the gun, giving away the fact that the 9mm was instead a toy gun. The family's "attack dog" barked and gave Rainboth just enough notice to wake up and reach for the toy gun just as the robber was turning the corner to her room.
When Joshua Rainboth first spray-painted the gun, he never thought it would end up saving his mother's life. "It's funny because when I first did it they got mad at me," Rainboth said. "They told me I was going to get myself in trouble for spray-painting it black."
Due to the act of the crime, the judge decided to triple the fundamental bond to $75,000.
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Good on the judge for upping the bond, while it was good she protected her family with a toy I would hope she gets a real gun and training in case there is a next time. I'm just worried that now his buddies will hit her place again, knowing that the "gun" is fake.