Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Career-criminal home invader killed by cute little pink pistol

Lucky for him he died, because there is absolutely no cell-block cred to be gained from getting pwned by a 25 year old beauty queen with a pink .38.
When a burly ex-convict forced his way into a posh Florida home last week, he had no idea what awaited him -- a 25-year-old beauty queen with a pink .38-caliber handgun.

Meghan Brown, a former Florida pageant queen, shot and killed 42-year-old Albert Franklin Hill during a home invasion March 12 at the 2,732-square-foot house she shares with her fiance in Tierra Verde, Fla.

Hill barged into the home at around 3 a.m. after Brown responded to a knock at the front door, according to a police report. He allegedly grabbed the 110-pound Brown around her nose and mouth and dragged her to an upstairs bedroom.

The woman’s fiance, Robert Planthaber, said in an interview that he was quickly awakened by the altercation and ran to Brown’s side.

"I attacked him and took a severe beating to the head," Planthaber told FoxNews.com. "But I got him off of her long enough for her to scramble to the room where she keeps her pink .38 special.”

Brown, who reigned as the 2009 Miss Tierra Verde, snatched her gun from a nearby bedroom and shot the suspect several times – hitting him in the chest, groin, thigh and back, her fiance said. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.

Panthaber, a 42-year-old arborist, said he believes he and his fiancee were targeted because of their wealth. He claimed a pizza delivery man and possible accomplice staked out the home for three months before Hill attempted to burglarize it.

“We live in a very prominent area and my fiancee wears a $60,000 engagement ring,” he said. “The pizza man knew we had money because sometimes we needed change for a $100 bill when he came to deliver pizza.”

Hill had a criminal record stretching back nearly three decades -- including arrests for burglary, battery, drug possession and grand theft. He reportedly served a 13-year prison term in 1987 and was released in September after serving a fourth term behind bars.

Detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Robbery/Homicide Unit are still investigating the crime but believe the motive was robbery, according to local press reports. They say they haven’t yet determined the relationship, if any, Hill had with the couple. A police report said the ex-convict demanded money before the altercation between Hill and Panthaber ensued.

Panthaber, meanwhile, said he and his fiancee are lucky to be alive. He said he purchased the pink handgun for Brown last Christmas and that the two had gone to target practice together.

“She was not a good shot at the range,” he quipped.
This story just goes to show that guns are good and desirable for the simple reason that they allow even the most demure little ladies to triumph over big, bad ex-cons who mean to do them harm...and it doesn't matter if the gun is pink so long as the owner has the knowledge and the will to use it.

Good job, Meghan. Now if you're in the market for a new man, one who won't send you to see who's at the door at 3AM, e-mail me.


  1. That's an interesting story... He must have a LOT of money to draw a 25 yr old beauty queen... :-)

  2. They used a $100 dollar bill to pay for pizza?? Ugh.. But still..yet another reason NOT to break into people's homes--they have every right to kill your a**!!

  3. Mr. Panthaber is an ass of the highest order. Even after a man had been killed in his home, he couldn't resist flaunting his wealth in everyone's face "she's wearing a $60,000 diamond ring", "we live in a very wealthy area", etc.

    I'm glad there is another DB off the street, and yes, I do love the fact that it was a pink gun that did it. But these two lost all sympathy from me when Mr. Arborist's response was to flaunt his wealth rather than express concern over his fiancee and her well-being, or something human like that.

  4. 25 Yr old BQ, very hot. Would love to know the rest of the story because the only people I've encountered that flaunted money didn't come by it honestly.

  5. I wish I had enough money for a 25 year old beauty queen. Imagine how many guns I could buy instead?

  6. I hear ya, North.

    Now when she moves in here, we're gonna hock that ring and while she's cleaning my place up and cooking me some food, I'm gonna buy a tank, or at least an APC.

    We might even paint it pink.

  7. Don't let her wear shoes or get any book-learnin'.


    I keep wandering over here from other people's blogs (OPB?) often enough that I'm just gonna make it easier on myself and add you to my blog roll. Then I won't miss a day.

    Thank you for writing a great blog!

  8. Yeah -- I did pick up on the flaunting thing, but never thought about the old dude sending the youngster to answer the door at 3:00. I guess he needed his beauty sleep.

    You might want to re-consider that "cleaning the house and cooking food" expectation, Murph. She's already popped several caps on one guy who was a little too full of himself!

    One thing does puzzle me -- how does one grab someone "around the nose and mouth?"

  9. They live just down the street from me. On the other side of the toll brigde - the one that separates me (the poor) from them them (the rich). They are known for holding HUGE parties at all times of the day/night. And they are both actually under current investigation by the Sheriff's Dept.
    But, despite their reputation here, I gotta say she did a good job keeping her cool during the home invasion the other week.

  10. I'm small woman, who teaches English Composition for the local university. I may be a decent cook, but I'm an awful housekeeper--thanks to my kids and job eating up all my time and energy--but I do happen to be a good shot. And any goblin would likely wind up with a magazine full of .45, 9 Makarov, or 7.62 x 39 in a very small area of his torso and possibly head, depending on which of my guns I have closest at hand.

    My husband would use 9 Luger or .38. And he doesn't even joke about "barefoot, pregnant, illiterate, and in the kitchen."

  11. Unfortunately, here in the Great White North, the RCMP would be investigating the homeowner and confiscating their guns, legally registered of not. How much crap is that?