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    Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    FOXNEWS.COM HOME > U.S.
    Intruder Pulls Gun on Dinner Party, Then Asks for Hugs

    WASHINGTON Washington, D.C., police are baffled by an attempted robbery in the Capitol Hill neighborhood that began with a handgun put to the head of a teenager and ended in a group hug.

    It started about midnight on June 16 when a group of friends was finishing a dinner of marinated stakes and jumbo shrimp on the back patio of a District of Columbia home. That's when a hooded man slid through an open gate and pointed a handgun at the head of a 14-year-old girl.

    "Give me your money, or I'll start shooting," he said, according to D.C. police and witnesses.

    Everyone froze, including the girl's parents. Then one guest spoke.

    "We were just finishing dinner," Cristina "Cha Cha" Rowan, 43, told the man. "Why don't you have a glass of wine with us?"

    The intruder had a sip of their Chateau Malescot St-Exupery and said, "Damn, that's good wine."

    The girl's father, Michael Rabdau, 51, told the intruder to take the whole glass, and Rowan offered him the whole bottle.

    The robber, with his hood down, took another sip and a bite of Camembert cheese. He put the gun in his sweatpants.

    The story then turns even more bizarre.

    "I think I may have come to the wrong house," he said before apologizing. "Can I get a hug?"

    Rowan, who works at her children's school and lives in Falls Church, Va., stood up and wrapped her arms around the armed man. The four other guests followed.

    "Can we have a group hug?" the man asked. The five adults complied.

    The man walked away a few moments later with the crystal wine glass in hand. Nothing was stolen, and no one was hurt.

    Once he was gone, the group walked into the house, locked the door and stared at each other speechless. Rabdau called 911, and police came to take a report and dust for fingerprints.

    Police classified the case as strange but true. Investigators have not located a suspect. The witnesses thought he might have been high on drugs.

    "We've had robbers that apologize and stuff but nothing where they sit down and drink wine. It definitely is strange," said Cmdr. Diane Groomes, adding that the hugs were especially unusual. "The only good thing is they would be able to identify him because they hugged them."
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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    Why would George Grande attempt a robbery?

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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    Hey, sometimes a guy needs a hug.
    Oh...and...

    Quote Originally Posted by FOXNEWS.COM HOME
    It started about midnight on June 16 when a group of friends was finishing a dinner of marinated stakes and jumbo shrimp on the back patio of a District of Columbia home. That's when a hooded man slid through an open gate and pointed a handgun at the head of a 14-year-old girl.
    Personally, I use wood for furniture. Rarely do I eat it.
    Looks like the copy editor took a nap on that story.

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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Why would George Grande attempt a robbery?

    It aint George Grande:

    "Damn, that's good wine."

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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    It aint George Grande:

    "Damn, that's good wine."
    That's right. It's "the Best....Wine Period."
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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Why would George Grande attempt a robbery?
    I was thinking Sean Casey myself...
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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    I love this story! smart family - and perhaps a changed criminal to boot.

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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    I thought this thread was going to be about an ex-Bearcats basketball player.

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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be about an ex-Bearcats basketball player.
    As soon as it said Washington DC, that lessened the chances it was a Bengal.

    Although you never know about Chris Henry.

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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    As soon as it said Washington DC, that lessened the chances it was a Bengal.

    Although you never know about Chris Henry.
    Chris Henry would've been wearing his jersey.

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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Why would George Grande attempt a robbery?
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Intruder Pulls Gun on Family, Then Asks for Hugs

    Quote Originally Posted by wally post View Post
    I love this story! smart family - and perhaps a changed criminal to boot.
    Their boldness could have just as easily bought them a bullet. You never know with some criminals these days.

    The witnesses thought he might have been high on drugs.
    His change of heart could be attributed to something besides their kindness.

    I'm just glad the story had a happy ending for the people at the party.


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