Good: Miami homeowner encounters a burglar

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    Good: Miami homeowner encounters a burglar

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    The report makes no mention of a home burglary, but instead implies it may have been an auto burglary, which if that's the case, the homeowner will have a lot of explaining to do. Castle law applies to your home or "occupied" vehicle, not to an empty auto burglary.
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    Grab your gun, call 911, call the insurance company and watch your car go down the street with the BG in it. That's the protocol IMHO.
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    We will see what the investigation turns up there are scenarios where this could be legal also some where he is goinh to jail we will just have to wsit and see

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    Update to the story above.
    "As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books."
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    Based on the updated report, it would be my guess that Mr. Law is going to face charges. Nothing suggests the proverbial "fear for life," only fear of losing property. While a "forcible felony" was occuring, Mr. Law has an uphill battle to justify using lethal force. As for being released while the investigation is ongoing, that is IAW FL law.
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    The scumbag is dead and that's a good thing. If the home owner is charged that will be a miscarriage of justice in my opinion. Perhaps within the law but a definite miscarriage of justice.

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    A lot will depend on the perps reaction when confronted. Did he move to attack the homeowner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by airslot View Post
    A lot will depend on the perps reaction when confronted. Did he move to attack the homeowner?
    ^^^^^^This is what this case will hinge on^^^^^^^^^^

    Did the perp, upon being discovered threaten the homeowner?
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    There's nothing wrong with going out to chase off a BG who is on your property and you have a concealed weapon. As soon as the BG threatens your body then the game has changed. That is what seems to have happened here.

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    Miami's WFOR reports several neighbors heard a car alarm going off, but didn't think much about it since there had recently been some thefts in the neighborhood.
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