Hey I am a new member to the forum but I was looking for some insight into the following scenario...
I am 20 years old and currently do not have concealed carry, noone in the house was armed when this situation occured.
We had a party the night of the incident and the back door must have been left unlocked. 2 BG entered the home through the unlocked back door so this would be apparently unforced entry. Their motive was to rob the place, not neccessarily to harm anyone, they ended up stealing our 42" plasma tv. However, before they stole the TV, they walked up to the 2nd story (3 story house) and shook the doorknob to each bedroom (our rooms lock).
They actually entered the bedroom of one of my roommates at which time he woke up, but could really not do anything. He ended up waking us all up after the BG's had walked back downstairs, but by this time they had already left with the TV.
My question is, assuming I had concealed carry and was armed, does anyone know what force is acceptable in Ohio. Through reading I see it is within the law to shoot intruders in many states but in Ohio it seems that you still must meet the requirements of self defense even when within your own home. What would be the best way to handle the situation assuming I was armed and had been woken to the 2 BG still in my home (maybe in the process of stealing a TV) My guess is the the BG were unarmed.
I live in a college house off campus in ohio with 4 roommates and we used to party frequently, in case anyone is wondering why we would not just lock the door I guess it was a mistake that used to happen.
Also would anything changed if the door were locked and they had to force entry?