Good for the homeowner... no shots fired...
This is a discussion on Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/W...0/0817intruder A homeowner held a burglary suspect at gunpoint early this morning until a deputy arrived to take him into custody, police said....
A homeowner held a burglary suspect at gunpoint early this morning until a deputy arrived to take him into custody, police said.
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That kid is lucky to be alive. He's got some splainin' to do to the judge, and it's gonna' cost him some bucks, too!
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I've been pretty intoxicated in my younger years, but never to the point where I couldn't identify the correct house I was trying to get into. Yet we read about similar stories on a fairly regular basis. These days, I have no tolerance for stupid drunks.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
That guy is very lucky to still be alive. Hopefully he will realize that.
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I'm glad no one is dead, but I may have handled this situation differently. I just got into this exact discussion with a supervisor at work. His attitude was that he would not immediately shoot an intruder b/c it could very well be a misguided teenager who simply needs a course correction rather than a slug to the chest. He would attempt to subdue and detain, much like what happened in this story. As for me, I'm more likely to shoot first and ask questions later. The intruder has already entered my home illegally (in this case, violently) and demonstrated ill intent. I don't think that person deserves the benefit of the doubt. I don't know their intentions, but I know they're not good. He could be there to steal my TV, crash on my couch, or rape and kill my wife and daughters. I don't know. He could be a skinny teenager with no power to hurt a flea, or he could be well-trained martial artist with a firearm. I don't know. And, again, I refuse to give the benefit of the doubt to someone who, by their actions, have already proven they don't deserve it. I would've used the advantage I had and, most likely, shot without warning.
I can believe going to the wrong door when drunk, but would you really kick down your father's front door? lol