Man shoots at intruder...

Man shoots at intruder...

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    Man shoots at intruder...

    Awakened by noises at sliding glass door, man checks, finds intruder attempting entry... Intruder starts to flee... Turns around. Bang.

    Story: http://www.news-journalonline.com/ar...ect-police-say

    Sounds like somebody needs more range time...

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    Dead asleep at 9:30? Possible side effects from the 4 pm buffet....


    Got to love Florida...
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    Good for the home owner!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoveman View Post
    Dead asleep at 9:30?
    Some of us senior citizens retire early, you know...
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    The article said the home owner fired to "scare" the intruder away. That could get a person charged with negligent discharge. What he should have done in my opinion was fire for center mass if he felt the threat was ongoing.

    On a side note, I ain't QUITE hit 60 yet (be there in a few months) and 9:30 PM sounds like a perfectly good time to be asleep to me!

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    The intruder started to flee, then turned back toward the home owner, that's when he fired so the report says. If they find the intruder with a bullet entry from behind the home owner could be in trouble. Of course in the dark, who can tell the position of someone.

    And I always go to bed around that time, but I'm 7 years older than he is too.
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    Shooting to 'scare' the dirtbag away doesn't necessarily mean he wasn't aiming at him...I'm sure the shot DID scare the dirtbag.
    We just have to be a bit more careful about what we say when giving an incident account.
    I hope that they find this criminal in an emergency room...or a coroner's workspace.
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    If you pull the trigger, be aiming at the threat. We don't fire "warning shots", those can injured people that are not involved in the break-in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Some of us senior citizens retire early, you know...
    I am not a senior citizen and rarely make it until 10:00

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    In FL, attempting to illegally enter a home is the same as illegally being IN the home.
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    This is why FL needs better gun control. Those warning shots continue down range, and could harm others. Practice gun control; make sure every round comes to rest in a soft target.

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