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    Good: Coworker's husband thwarts break-in with home defense shotgun

    A coworker, her husband and their infant are thanking their lucky stars after the husband stopped a break-in at their house Christmas night.

    The bad guy first tried breaking in their front door, but didn't succeed. When he came crashing through the living room window, the husband was waiting with a shotgun in-hand.

    Bad guy froze in his tracks, wife called the police, and bad guy was taken away. No shots were fired, no lives or property lost.

    And some people say guns are just meant for killing.

    Stay safe out there.


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    That's a far, far luckier BG than one who would have broken into my house!
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    He will be out on the street in a couple of days......... (yeah, I'm becoming that synical...) Can you blame me?

    Agree with OldVet = he is luck he is still sucking air...................... Just saying.

    This story should illistrate the difference between trigger control and the urge to just.................. (well, you get the point).

    Glad they are safe! And, "Oh My God" (in the true Valley Girl way)........ The use of the Firearm saved them....?

    Please, someone, call our Director of Homeland Security and tell her............................................! She won't like it.
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    Everyone involved is very lucky. Nobody died and nobody has to live with the memory of killing someone in their living room.

    Having said that, I can only pray that I'd be able to keep my cool if somebody "came crashing through" my living room window ... hope we never have to find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatalite View Post
    A coworker, her husband and their infant are thanking their lucky stars after the husband stopped a break-in at their house Christmas night.

    The bad guy first tried breaking in their front door, but didn't succeed. When he came crashing through the living room window, the husband was waiting with a shotgun in-hand.

    Bad guy froze in his tracks, wife called the police, and bad guy was taken away. No shots were fired, no lives or property lost.

    And some people say guns are just meant for killing.

    Stay safe out there.
    If that was my house, he'd probably be singing "Oh Holey Night".
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    He gets a pass, this time. Yes, the firearm did stop or thwart a crime without being discharged. Both good and bad.

    He will be out on bond very soon and will continue. Criminals like this never learn, I have seen it too much.

    His "rehabilitation" is coming in the future, however. The next homeowner might not be so kind and let him have the full blast.
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    It's amazing that the BG stopped in the face of the shotgun. If he came crashing through the front window it sounds like he was on Meth or something like that. They don't usually have the best impulse control.../understatement.
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    With an infant, your co-worker probably has better things to do with her money than feed a lawyer. Glad your co-worker's family is safe (albeit perhaps traumatized). Sorry the BG is... well you know
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    No property lost?

    I'll bet their window was a picture window and will cost a pretty penny to replace. If their like me, they didn't have any plastic or plywood to cover the window and are going to spend a chilly few days. Most window repair / replacement companies have to special order glass to size and that usually takes 3-10 days in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeFalling View Post
    Everyone involved is very lucky. Nobody died and nobody has to live with the memory of killing someone in their living room.

    Having said that, I can only pray that I'd be able to keep my cool if somebody "came crashing through" my living room window ... hope we never have to find out.
    "Hey, remember the night that guy burst through the window and I blew him away? What a great night!"
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    Modified Christmas song...

    Silent night.... BANG, click-click, BANG, click-click, BANG.

    Holey night... 8 pellet 00 2-3/4" buck shot, three rounds.

    All is calm... all is bright... No 12 ga. shotgun suppressor, loss of night vision, sudden tinnitus, BG on the flo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caertaker View Post
    With an infant, your co-worker probably has better things to do with her money than feed a lawyer. Glad your co-worker's family is safe (albeit perhaps traumatized). Sorry the BG is... well you know
    Wouldn't be any expensive interaction with lawyers in my state. My state is Castle Doctrine.

    Forced entry attempts with evidence at the front door, and then actually gaining entry by crashing through a front window, would be met with gunfire. Also, no civil liability. The deceased thug's family or estate would not be allowed to sue me for defending myself under Castle Doctrine.

    Now we have a felon who will be walking the streets again one day soon, free to do the same thing again. Maybe next time to someone who is not a gun owner.

    Sorry, but I'm afraid if it happened at my house, he would have been shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    Wouldn't be any expensive interaction with lawyers in my state. My state is Castle Doctrine.

    Forced entry attempts with evidence at the front door, and then actually gaining entry by crashing through a front window, would be met with gunfire. Also, no civil liability. The deceased thug's family or estate would not be allowed to sue me for defending myself under Castle Doctrine.

    Now we have a felon who will be walking the streets again one day soon, free to do the same thing again. Maybe next time to someone who is not a gun owner.

    Sorry, but I'm afraid if it happened at my house, he would have been shot.
    I don't know if I would have shot the man, I have never had this type of thing happen but I probably would have. Anyone crazy enough or high enough on drugs to come through my window is going to get up and attack me. Thank heavens for the castle doctrine we have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    It's amazing that the BG stopped in the face of the shotgun. If he came crashing through the front window it sounds like he was on Meth or something like that. They don't usually have the best impulse control.../understatement.
    My coworker's house was broken into once before, I believe about a year ago. They didn't have a child then. I'm not sure if the break-in spurred the purchase of a weapon or not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caertaker View Post
    With an infant, your co-worker probably has better things to do with her money than feed a lawyer. Glad your co-worker's family is safe (albeit perhaps traumatized). Sorry the BG is... well you know
    Haha, her husband is a lawyer, so I'm guessing a lawyer buddy of his would have stepped up to the plate.

    I don't have any new information on this, other than it happened in Oklahoma City, though not sure of the neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimalbrat View Post
    I don't know if I would have shot the man, I have never had this type of thing happen but I probably would have. Anyone crazy enough or high enough on drugs to come through my window is going to get up and attack me. Thank heavens for the castle doctrine we have.
    I hate to say it, but if the truth be known, drugs are the cause of a large percentage of the violent crime we see daily. A person on mind altering drugs will stop at nothing, I literally mean nothing to get their next round for injestion.

    Will they rob, steal, break and enter and kill for drugs? You bet. Your life or safety would be the last consideration of someone in that frame of mind when they are in need of that next drug fix. Shooting and killing them may be a horribly bad thing but it also may be the most merciful at that point. Seldom are drug addicted willing or able to break free of drug abuse. They will take no mercy upon their victims in the face of that need.

    Will people be willing to take that chance when confronted with a violent drug abuser? I hope that I am not placed into that position, yet, the person who broke into my home and stole firearms from me while we were gone was probably addicted. Had he still been here and I confronted him, I would have had to probably do the unthinkable and kill him.

    That is the tragedy of the whole situation and there is no answer unless people are willing and able to resist trying addictive drugs in the first place.
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