Bad headline; Good outcome

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    Bad headline; Good outcome

    "Botched Home Invasion" headline should have been "Burglar Shot by Homeowner."

    Not every burglary is an home invasion and the the BG didn't just fall out the window or trip over his own feet. The homeowner shot him.

    If the BG botched anything it was bringing a tire iron to a gunfight, which was good for the homeowner, who wasn't carrying and had the extra time to reach for the shotgun.

    http://www2.scnow.com/scp/news/local...vasion/162409/
    Marion deputies arrest burglar shot in botched home invasion

    NICHOLS — Marion County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a burglar shot during a botched home invasion Friday.

    John Wesley Collins, 32, of 6985 S.C. 9, Nichols is charged with two counts of burglary and assault with intent to kill, according to a sheriff’s office press release. He is being treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries, after which he will be taken to Marion County Detention Center.

    Deputies responded to a call on Pee Dee Island Road near Nichols where a homeowner called and reported a burglar in his home.

    According to a press release, the homeowner saw a car under the carport when returning home. When the homeowner walked to the door, he saw the front door had been forced open.

    Deputies said the homeowner kept a shotgun behind the door, reached for it and about that time a burglar came walking out of a room with some with stolen items.

    The homeowner held the burglar at gunpoint and called 911. That’s when the burglar rushed the homeowner, threatening him with a tire tool and was struck once with a shot through the hand and into the leg. The 70-year-old homeowner was unharmed.

    Deputies said Collins is on probation for another burglary charge in 2009.
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    So, would it have read "Successful Home Invasion" if they had murdered the homeowner?

    Crazy, just crazy, how people perceive reality...
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    That homeowner's lucky the burgler didn't discover his shotty behind the door when he forced it open.

    Good outcome.
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    I'm sorry to hear the homeowner was such a poor shot....hopefully he'll practice more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    So, would it have read "Successful Home Invasion" if they had murdered the homeowner?

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    This dirtbag was already on probation for the same thing...learned a lot didn't he...

    Too bad the old guy didn't put him on 'permanent' probation...also known as 'dirtnap' probation.
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    How do you miss with a shotgun?

    By miss I mean BG not dead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    How do you miss with a shotgun?

    By miss I mean BG not dead!
    70 years old, glasses got foggy maybe, left them on the table, got tired
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guardian View Post
    70 years old, glasses got foggy maybe, left them on the table, got tired
    Hey! As a 70 years old I resemble that.

    My guess is he was off a bit because he was ducking a tire iron.
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