4 Teenage Burglars Captured

4 Teenage Burglars Captured

This is a discussion on 4 Teenage Burglars Captured within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Would-be teen burglars arrested in Burien | KOMO-TV - Seattle, Washington | Local & Regional BURIEN - Four would-be teenage burglars had a bad day ...

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 4 Teenage Burglars Captured

  1. #1
    Distinguished Member Array CT-Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    1,510

    4 Teenage Burglars Captured

    Would-be teen burglars arrested in Burien | KOMO-TV - Seattle, Washington | Local & Regional

    BURIEN - Four would-be teenage burglars had a bad day on Thursday.

    First, the owner of the house they were burglarizing came home and chased them out of his house at gunpoint. Then two of the burglars were caught by police within minutes. Finally, the last two were caught after the area was flooded with King County sheriff's deputies, Burien officers and a police chopper.

    The incident began when a man returned to his home in the 16400 block of Ambaum Boulevard South after walking his dog and found a burglar in his kitchen.

    As the suspect ran for the front door, he was joined by his three other suspects coming from various areas of the house. The homeowner grabbed his handgun and gave chase.

    A passer-by saw the fleeing suspects and pointed out the direction they fled to the homeowner and arriving deputies. Plain-clothes detectives coming into the area spotted two of the four and they were promptly arrested.

    During the search for the remaining suspects, the Sheriff's Office received a call from a man in Mount Vernon who said his teenage son had just called him and breathlessly related: "The cops are looking for me ... and they've got a helicopter."

    Finally, workers at a nearby townhouse spotted the last two suspects skulking along a fence line. Deputies converged and took them into custody without incident.

    The suspects, ages 14, 14, 16, and 17, were from Burien, Mill Creek, and Seattle. All were booked into the Youth Service Center for investigation of burglary.
    Stupid shall be punished.
    "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground."

    - Thomas Jefferson

    "I'm the arrow, you're my bow, shoot me forth and I will go"

    "Do not let any individual posts put a knot in your Big Boy Under-Roos"


  2. #2
    Distinguished Member Array bandit383's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,681
    Interesting though...how many here would of shot first, asked questions later??

    Rick

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array ccw9mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    27,887
    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    Interesting though...how many here would of shot first, asked questions later??
    That's a recipe for a long list of pointed questions being asked of such a person, as well as (likely) a lengthy sentence of "three hots and a cot." I'd hope it's a small number.

    If directly threatened in my own home, I'd eliminate that threat as expeditiously as I could achieve. If, however, one or more folks was skating out the door as I came in, clearly avoiding my armed defense, then I'd hardly be in fear for my life. It would depend on the situation specifics, of course, and how quickly and clearly the intruder(s) could be calm and submissive.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

  4. #4
    VIP Member Array matiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    N.W.
    Posts
    2,917
    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    Interesting though...how many here would of shot first, asked questions later??

    Rick
    Not I. We don't have a castle doctrine. I wouldn't have chased them out though, I'd have had them on the ground at gun point waiting for the police.
    "Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington

  5. #5
    Distinguished Member Array bandit383's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,681
    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    That's a recipe for a long list of pointed questions being asked of such a person, as well as (likely) a lengthy sentence of "three hots and a cot." I'd hope it's a small number.

    If directly threatened in my own home, I'd eliminate that threat as expeditiously as I could achieve. If, however, one or more folks was skating out the door as I came in, clearly avoiding my armed defense, then I'd hardly be in fear for my life. It would depend on the situation specifics, of course, and how quickly and clearly the intruder(s) could be calm and submissive.
    Yep...agree with all.

    Rick

  6. #6
    Senior Moderator
    Array MattInFla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    4,857
    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    Interesting though...how many here would of shot first, asked questions later??

    Rick
    While I personally would not shoot a subject who was fleeing from my home, under Florida law the homeowner could have shot any of them inside the residence and it would have been lawful to do so.

    Matt
    Battle Plan (n) - a list of things that aren't going to happen if you are attacked.
    Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.

  7. #7
    Distinguished Member Array morintp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    1,233
    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    During the search for the remaining suspects, the Sheriff's Office received a call from a man in Mount Vernon who said his teenage son had just called him and breathlessly related: "The cops are looking for me ... and they've got a helicopter."
    At least his dad is making him take responsibility for his actions. Kudos to him.

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Good: Murder Suspect captured
    By tkruf in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 7th, 2010, 08:03 PM
  2. Bad: Teenage Shooter
    By JoJoGunn in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: January 7th, 2010, 11:12 PM
  3. Bad:Wis. Gunman Captured
    By rube in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: August 1st, 2008, 11:10 PM
  4. Teenage sheepdog
    By msgt/ret in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: July 21st, 2008, 11:07 PM
  5. Lead Terrorist Captured!
    By Matt Stokes in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: May 31st, 2007, 12:10 PM