Heartbreaking Estill Co. Home Invasion

An Estill County couple says some of the items taken today during a home invasion can be replaced.

But priceless jewelry, handed down from generation to generation, isn't one of them.

Now, not only are they left empty handed, they're also broken hearted.

They have a beautiful home in the country, but that sanctuary and sense of security are now ruined.

Shirley Floyd had just returned to her Estill county home from shopping, when she found a man inside, who told her to get on the floor and not look up.

He took guns, knives, prescription pills, and jewelry, that can not be replaced.

As the robber left, Shirley's husband was coming home, and got a good look at the man's face.

They're not hurt physically, but deep inside, their whole world has been turned upside down.

Shirley Floyd says she never saw the robber's face, and says he never threatened to hurt her.

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  • by michael Location: somerset on Feb 19, 2009 at 03:34 PM
    until people start fighting back, these events will continue and become more frequent. my wife and i have concealed carry permits and do so. we are newly retired, so we may look like an old couple LOL! but like clint eastwood said in gran torino - ya know once in a while you run into someone ya just shouldn't have expletive deleted with? well i'm him! WE ARE THAT PERSON! WE WILL NOT BE VICTIMIZED!
  • by LadyRider Location: Richmond, KY on Feb 19, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    Home break-ins and invasions seem to be the trend as our economy worsens. We also live off the main road in Union City and during the power outage someone was halfway up the driveway and my husband had just got home and was lighting candles, we feel we were about to be robbed then but they saw the flicker and left. We each and all need to be good neighbors and pay attention to our surroundings. Please remember we have the right to bear arms and that is all that is protecting us from the bad guys. I'm so sorry for this family. Peace and Love
  • by m Location: southeastern ky on Feb 19, 2009 at 06:04 AM
    Too bad the couple didn't have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. In these times it pays to be prepared for the worst.
  • by fnord Location: Lexington on Feb 18, 2009 at 11:30 PM
    Shirley, stay strong. What happened to you was just terrible, but keep the faith and your good attitude.
  • by lois mays Location: ravenna on Feb 18, 2009 at 10:20 PM
    this s bad becoues we dont have in laws in eastil.co that well do there job
  • by chris Location: mount vernon, ky on Feb 18, 2009 at 08:24 PM
    sadly, this is happening quite more often as the economy keeps tanking. i think us law abiding citizen need to do much more to prepare for something like this. thankfully, the couple weren't hurt.


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