Alleged Robber Gets Shot with .357 Magnum on Christmas Eve

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An alleged robber in Dover, Pennsylvania, ignored a homeowner’s warnings and ended up being shot with a .357 Magnum.

WGAL reports that the shooting occurred around 1 a.m. Christmas Eve, after the 58-year-old homeowner awoke to strange noises. The homeowner grabbed a gun, went to investigate, and discovered 38-year-old Mathew McCleary in his driveway.

ABC27 reports McCleary allegedly lunged at the homeowner, after which the homeowner fired a warning shot into the air. McCleary allegedly ignored the warning shot and lunged again, after which the homeowner shot him with a .357 Magnum.

Police arrived to find McCleary lying in the driveway and he was transported to a hospital to receive treatment for his gunshot wound.

McCleary is “charged with burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault and loitering and prowling at nighttime.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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