From Beneath the Cushions
Johnson's wife, Berlie Mae, was watching the television on December 23, 2008 as Johnson rested on the sofa. Suddenly a masked man entered through the back door. "What are you doing? What are you doing?" shrieked Berlie Mae from her wheelchair as the man advanced and put a gun to her head.
"Be quiet. Don't say a word. Don't move," hissed the intruder.
As a second masked man entered through the back door, Johnson pulled his revolver from it's hiding place, where it had laid ready to face trouble for years. "You don't think, man. You do what you have to do," Johnson recalls. The second intruder saw the gun and turned tail back out the door.
Johnson focused his revolver at the intruder holding a gun to his bride's head. Center mass. One deafening shot resounded through the room. It was from Mr. Johnson's gun.
"I think I missed," says Johnson, describing how the hoodlum leaped and ran from his home. Police responded after Johnson walked to a neighbor's home to call them. His own phone had been disconnected by the home invaders. Authorities have requested that local hospital emergency rooms report any patient with an unexplained bullet wound.
"We want to get a message out to other people. Be prepared. Keep your doors locked. And be alert," Mr. Johnson said.
"And have a gun ready," declared Berlie Mae.
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