Good and Bad: Intoxicated man tries to enter wrong home and is shot.

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    Good and Bad: Intoxicated man tries to enter wrong home and is shot.

    Wow...you just never know ... yes he was a drunk man and lost..but even if it was his GF's house...forcible entry is forcible entry

    Police: Intoxicated man shot after attempting to enter wrong home

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    HOUSTON – Precinct 4 deputies said an intoxicated man was shot early Monday after he attempted to force his way into the wrong home.

    It happened in the 25500 block of Twister Trail at Falcon Trail in northeast Harris County.

    Deputies said a man mistakenly went to the wrong house around midnight and began banging on the front door. The homeowner told the man to leave, but the man refused, saying it was his girlfriend’s house.

    The man then went to the back door and tried to force entry, according to deputies. That is when the homeowner retrieved his gun and shot once through the door, hitting the man in the stomach.

    The man was taken to Ben Taub hospital in stable condition.
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    The home owner had no way of knowing the intruder's intentions...so if you drink way too much and go pounding on the wrong door at midnight, prepared to get shot.
    Not the best solution for a drunk, but a better solution than the home owner being potentially robbed or killed.
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    The man was trying to force entry in what, he thought, was his girlfriends home, not his home. Force entry in someone else's home. His girlfriend would have been entitled to defend herself against his actions even if he were to have been at the place he intended, and trying to forcibly enter against the homeowner's wishes.

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    Makes for one hell of a hangover!
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    Gut ache and hangover and bad bad day, all because you can't find the right door to brake in.
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    This seems to happen every month, and at least once a year the person as shot dies.

    Same as all the other threads of exact same circumstance, homeowner is in the right morally and legally.

    People who drink too much and/or cannot contain themself when intoxicated should either stay home or get/hire an escort to get them home.

    I wonder what the drunk persons blood alcohol might have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
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    I wonder what the drunk persons blood alcohol might have been.

    - Janq

    Perhaps only .22, but might have been much worse, say .38 or even .45


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    I've known of several cases where the circumstances were much the same, that did not result in shooting.

    All of them were cases of drunks entering the wrong house. All of them would have been justifiable shoots if that had happened.

    In all cases, cooler heads prevailed and no one was shot. The homeowners, understanding that a drunk has a case of stupid and with mistaken identity on the house, were able to deescalate the situation. In some cases the law was called and arrived to remove the offender. In other cases the offender was convinced by one method or another that he had made a mistake and voluntarily left.

    I am not going to second guess the incident that the OP posted, nor do I really care how it worked out.

    I posted this merely to highlight the fact that even though someone may be morally and legally justified in the taking off life...dosent necessarily make it the best course of action.

    I've been the one that was there to remove a drunk from a place that thought he had a legal right to be. When the the owner had a legal right to shoot, yet he was smart enough to understand that even though justified, shooting was not the best approach to neutralizing a situation. No lives were forever changed, it was just a misunderstanding that was handled in an effective manner.

    Just something to think about...
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    If he was that drunk and gained entry - he might have become violent asking "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY GIRLFRIEND!!!"

    Bummer for him. That's the consequences to your actions playing out in this case. Stupid is as stupid does....
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    I wonder how the drunk idiot got to the house in the first place,I bet he drove himself putting everybody else on the road in jeopardy.
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    Really good post HG

    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I've known of several cases where the circumstances were much the same, that did not result in shooting.

    All of them were cases of drunks entering the wrong house. All of them would have been justifiable shoots if that had happened.

    In all cases, cooler heads prevailed and no one was shot. The homeowners, understanding that a drunk has a case of stupid and with mistaken identity on the house, were able to deescalate the situation. In some cases the law was called and arrived to remove the offender. In other cases the offender was convinced by one method or another that he had made a mistake and voluntarily left.

    I am not going to second guess the incident that the OP posted, nor do I really care how it worked out.

    I posted this merely to highlight the fact that even though someone may be morally and legally justified in the taking off life...dosent necessarily make it the best course of action.

    I've been the one that was there to remove a drunk from a place that thought he had a legal right to be. When the the owner had a legal right to shoot, yet he was smart enough to understand that even though justified, shooting was not the best approach to neutralizing a situation. No lives were forever changed, it was just a misunderstanding that was handled in an effective manner.

    Just something to think about...
    Really good post----

    I liked the part about no lives were changed forever over a misunderstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Really good post----

    I liked the part about no lives were changed forever over a misunderstanding.
    +1, that is always the best option. Everyone learns something hopefully and you dont have to replace the carpet.

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    Gotta love that special kind of drunk. I've been 3 sheets to the wind more than once but I'm a happy drunk and stick to nothing but beer. I wonder if he was hitting the hard stuff. People seem to act much differently on hard liquor.

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    Agreed HG.

    I've been one of said persons dealing with as much, 4yrs ago.
    I'd posted about the experience at a different gunfu site prior to joining this forum...I wound up even giving the guy a ride (!) to a local motel to sleep it off, at the next town over where his buddys were staying.
    It was middle of the night like after 1AM and dude was ringing my doorbell thinking it was a place to party & crash. He'd been left behind by buddys in town to party at a local college bar.
    I was and remained armed the whole time...While dude was _extremely_ apologetic and thankful, although to be honest I too was quite understanding of his plight and situation having not forgotten what it's like to be young, and stupid.

    As well my inlaws have dealt with same having a drunk college student sleep it off in their unlocked car, only to the following morning upon finding him offer him a pancake breakfast and ride to his dorm.

    The key though to the above and the many others in life where people don't get shot, bit by dogs or knocked up side the head/arrested...Is because the drunk/drugged trespasser does not _choose_ to act threatening in any way.
    If only all drunk/drugged people were to be like the guys at my house, my inlaws and that of what you've seen...Then we'd have no problem and maybe even go back to leaving our doors & windows open/unlocked over night as we sleep.

    If at all it can be helped, I wish/hope to never ever in my life shoot any person...Or anyones dog.

    - Janq

    P.S. - I'll try to go back to that site and locate my post toward the drunk/drugged person event.
    Prior to that instance I had never in my life given a complete stranger a ride to anywhere. Since then I've only done it one other time, and that was 2 wks. ago giving a guy a lift from my barbershop to a town two towns over as he claimed to have missed his bus and was trying to get into town to meet his wife & kids for dinner.
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