CHESHIRE, Conn. — "Two men accused of killing a physician's wife and two daughters and setting fire to their house in this upscale town are suspected in two other burglaries the night before, said homeowners who spoke with police.
Authorities say the men broke into the home of Dr. William Petit Jr. and held the family hostage for several hours. One of them forced Hawke-Petit to make a withdrawal at a bank later that morning, triggering suspicion among bank employees, police said. Police rushed to the house, found it on fire and encountered the suspects fleeing. The two were arrested after crashing the Petits' car into police cruisers.
Ronald Bergamo Jr., who lives several miles from the Petits, said a police officer told him the suspects burglarized his home early Sunday as he slept along with his wife, 12-year-old son and another couple. The burglars, apparently entering through an unlocked door, took cash and left a large carving knife on a table in the family room.
"We were within 24 hours of being that family," a shaken Bergamo said of the Petits. "We aren't the quaint town any more."
No, Mr. Bergamo, you never WERE that quaint town to begin with. There ARE no quaint towns. That you believe in such fairy tales is proof positive that somewhere along the line you forgot what it was to be a man, and in charge, and responsible. There's a good reason these scumbags targeted you and your neighbor, Mr. Bergamo. That reason happens to be the fact that there are victims, and then are VICTIMS. And to the screaming multitude of weepy naysayers, no, not everyone is a victim in waiting. Some take life on planet earth seriously. Knowing full well that the police are around to avenge the dead and return the stolen, but its up to every last man alive to protect himself and his family. That's why the Founding Father's made absolutely certain that all men would forever be "allowed" to own guns because the best protection starts at home. Always has, always will.