Emily Miller, a reporter for WTTG-TV, likes to tell the story of the 2010 New Year’s Day home invasion that led her to purchase a gun for the first time. As the Post points out, it’s beenimmortalized on paper, in her book, ”Emily Gets Her Gun . . . But Obama Wants to Take Yours,” and on film, in a dramatic reenactment produced by the NRA: [Link below.]
The story she tells is terrifying—she says she came home to discover a man inside her home and followed him outside where 15 other men started running at her.
“It was the first time in my life I thought, I just wish I had a gun by my night table. Then I could defend myself if those men come in,” she’d later tell the NRA.Glen Benetton
But the official police report is much more mundane, the Post reports. Back when she reported it, she apparently told police she saw a guy by the side of the house and got a business card from him before he left.
“[Miller] stated that she left out to walk the dog at 1515hrs and when she returned at 1525hrs she observed [the suspect] exiting from behind the fence which leads to the side of the house. [Miller] asked [suspect] ‘What are you doing here’ and [suspect] stated ‘I am delivering firewood,’” according to a supplemental D.C. police report.
[Miller] stated that she went into the house and felt that something was not right, so she exited the house to take a photo of [suspect's] vehicle. [Suspect] approached [Miller] and gave her a business card that stated [a tree service] and [suspect] left the scene. [Miller] stated that [suspect] was operating a silver pick up truck with landscaping on the side of it.
Miller’s parlayed the story into a successful speaking tour—the Post notes she’s appeared at several guns rights conferences—and published a book based on her popular Washington Times series about getting her gun license.