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Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

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june262004
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Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

My cousin Matt just bought this house a few months ago with his boyfriend Matt.


Merrily Ottomanelli stood yesterday by her kitchen door and pointed to a fist-sized dent from a shotgun blast that left her Coram home splattered with the blood of an armed teenager who police said broke into her home.

"I'm just sorry the gun went off," she said, still visibly shaken 24 hours later. "I thought I'd killed him."
The home invasion began late Tuesday morning as Ottomanelli, 30, a dress store manager and college senior, and her boyfriend, Clifton Gilchrist, 24, were getting ready to go out for breakfast. Hearing the kitchen door open, she looked up to see a young stranger walk into her basement apartment, a pistol raised in one hand.

She screamed and lunged for the door. But, she said, the invader, who police identified as Jonathon Dilone, 18, of Port Jefferson Station, grabbed her by the throat, pushed her against a refrigerator, cocked the gun, and pressed the barrel to her head.

He said, calmly, "I'm here for your money. Where's your wallet?" Ottomanelli recalled. She pleaded, "Please don't do this."

Gilchrist, who was in a back bedroom, said he heard Ottomanelli's cries and grabbed a loaded 12-gauge shotgun he bought last year for protection.

Gilchrist said he charged into the intruder, ramming him with the shotgun, which dropped to the floor. As the pair fought, Ottomanelli said she grabbed the gun and raised it toward the invader, who still held a 9-mm pistol. "We were so close that he reached out and grabbed it, like a tug-of-war," she said.

Ottomanelli, who had never fired a gun before, said she didn't mean to pull the trigger. "There was the slightest touch and it went off," she said.

Gilchrist was holding the assailant from behind when the blast ripped through the invader's right shoulder, sending blood and birdshot scattering around the kitchen. "I felt the force of it, boom," Gilchrist said.

A moment later the assailant ran from the apartment, leaving a trail of blood and bone shards on the concrete walkway.

"I'm suffering over this," Ottomanelli said yesterday. "It didn't have to go this way. But I'm glad I'm not shot and that my boyfriend's not shot."

Police said Dilone was driven after the shooting by Michael Anuskiewicz, 21, to Anuskiewicz's home in Port Jefferson Station, where an unidentified person called an ambulance. Dilone was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he was arrested. Dilone, who was listed in stable condition yesterday, is in police custody at the hospital.

Anuskiewicz was arrested Tuesday night at his home. Both men are charged with burglary, possession of stolen property and criminal use of a firearm, all felonies. Anuskiewicz pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in First District Court in Central Islip yesterday and was held on $100,000 cash bail or $300,000 bond. Dilone's arraignment had not yet been scheduled.

Anuskiewicz told police after his arrest that the pair targeted the house because they believed drug dealers lived there, Det. Sgt. Frank Stewart said, but a search of the house turned up no drugs or paraphernalia.

Matthew Swift, the owner of the house who lives upstairs, said he believed the house was picked at random. "There's nothing wrong with these two," he said of his tenants.


Posted 5/24/07 9:31 PM
 
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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

OMG!!!


Thank God they are ok!!

Posted 5/24/07 9:33 PM
 

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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

Chat Icon I'm glad everyone's okay, and the guy got caught.

Posted 5/24/07 9:35 PM
 

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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

Juney - that's nuts!!!

I'm glad everyone's ok - except the buglar - and that's his own darn fault!Chat Icon

Posted 5/24/07 9:35 PM
 

june262004
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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

Posted by Marcie

OMG!!!


Thank God they are ok!!




I know. I feel so bad. My DH and my dad and uncles were there last year making the apt bigger.

They were so happy they bought a house. Saturday is a surprise party for my cousin who is turning 30 and it is at his house thrown by his boyfriend.

Posted 5/24/07 9:35 PM
 

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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

I saw this on the news yesterday.
Scary!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 5/24/07 9:36 PM
 

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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

Message edited 9/5/2011 8:27:08 AM.

Posted 5/24/07 9:37 PM
 

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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

I'm so sorry this happened to them.

Thankfully they weren't hurt physically, but I'm sure it's going to take a long time to get over the emotional trauma.

ETA: And this is why I'm always locking the screen door when we leave the front door open. And DH thinks I'm paranoidChat Icon

Message edited 5/24/2007 9:45:02 PM.

Posted 5/24/07 9:39 PM
 

june262004
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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

We are pretty sure My cousin Matt is gonna want to sell Chat Icon Not sure what his boyfriend Matt will want to do though Chat Icon

Posted 5/24/07 9:40 PM
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about this. Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 5/24/07 9:41 PM
 

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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

I worked in Port Jeff for many years and I can tell you the Dilone's were nothing but problems..I was always calling the cops on them for stealing..I knew them since they were little, it does not surprise me at all..I hope your cousin is ok..I always knew they were going to be bad kids..There parents never did anything with them stealing..
Hugs to your cousin!!!!!

Posted 5/25/07 12:14 AM
 

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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

ojh nooooo

gooddd fofr no hurtinssgs Chat Icon

Posted 5/25/07 12:22 AM
 

alnem
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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

thank God his tenants are okay!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

these home invasions are nuts! these people have real balls to just walk into someone's house!!!Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 5/25/07 12:29 AM
 

june262004
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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

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ojh nooooo

gooddd fofr no hurtinssgs Chat Icon




are you PWI Chat Icon

Posted 5/25/07 12:33 AM
 

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Posted by june262004

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ojh nooooo

gooddd fofr no hurtinssgs Chat Icon




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i knoo
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its beenw a while

Posted 5/25/07 12:34 AM
 

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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

Wow luckily this story went the way it did and the burglar got shot. This could of went a totally different way.

Posted 5/25/07 6:28 AM
 

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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

I"m glad the guy got caught! (and as disturbing as this sounds, glad he got shot tooChat Icon )

Hugs to your cousin!

Posted 5/25/07 6:28 AM
 

Kissy331
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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

OMG, that is scary but I give the girl a lot of courage. I would have done the same thing....

Posted 5/25/07 7:14 AM
 

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Re: Home invasion in Coram... It is my cousins HOUSE!

This was the talk at work the other day, since one of my co-workers is the neighbor of the PJS person...Chat Icon

Posted 5/25/07 8:54 AM
 

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Chat Icon omg

Posted 5/25/07 8:54 AM
 
 

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