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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

A Hometown Hero

From KTNV TV:
Homeowner Shoots Burglars
Posted: Sept. 20, 2005

Homeowner foils robbery by shooting 2 men who tried to break into his home.
It happened Monday night around 8pm. The man says he was sleeping when he heard two men climb through a window. He told the men to get down on the ground. They didn't comply, and the homeowner thought he saw a weapon, so he shot them. A third man jumped over a wall and got away. The two men drove themselves to Valley Hospital, and emergency room staff members called police. The two men were taken to UMC and underwent surgery. They're expected to be ok.
Though this station reported the incident rather tersely and of course, liberally (trust me, I saw the newscast), they had a link. This station said in so many words, "...have a dog. ...have an alarm".
The less liberal station said "...the homeowner was well within his rights and was defending himself and his property."

Now here's the longer version loosely quoted, which was reported by the less liberal stations:
The homeowner was dozing in his living room at about 8:00p.m. He was awakened by someone repeatedly ringing the doorbell. When he looked through the peephole, there was no one there. He was going back to his living room and saw three silhouettes through the bedroom window, trying to pry the screen off. He grabbed his 9mm in one hand and the phone in the other and made several attempts to call 911 but got no answer. After about the fourth try, he finally got an answer from 911 and told them his house was being burglarized.

He then heard the crash of glass from his window being broken by a rock. As he approached the room from where the sound came from, he saw two intruders had already entered through the broken window. He told them to get on the ground. None acknowledged or complied.
So when one of them raised his arm and started turning toward him, he started unloading the 9mm in them.
He hit two of the men, but they managed to escape back through the window and drive themselves to the hospital.

Roughly five minutes later, the police arrived.

Couple good things here. One is that the homeowner stood up for himself and defended his life and property. Another good thing is that two were wounded and arrested.

But there are a couple bad things here too. One - they weren't killed. They'll be back. Another - the third guy got away. He'll continue his life of crime. And lastly, 911 - ring with no answer? What the fuck is with that?

This happened in my town, a few miles away. I'm glad the dude was armed. At least maybe other bad guys will think twice before trying to get into other peoples' homes.

3 comments:

Australopithecus_africanus said...

first, you just can't beat the .45 auto for knock down power. practal knock down power anyway. second, don't stop shooting till thier dead, if they live and get you into the very liberal justic system your doomed.third don't call the police untill your shure thier dead. if the buggers are armed they will get you while your dialing.Last week, not a mile from my house a man shot another man. two men were in his driveway stealing his truck. he warned them off, then a third man in the getaway truck tried to run him over. he shot and wounded the driver and held one of the thives at gun point, the third evaded police. thay have'nt decided if they will press charges yet, against the man that defended himself.

curmudgeon said...

I agree completely.
It's too bad these assholes are still alive.

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