GOOD: Car Jacker Shot By Car Owner - Memphis, TN
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MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis Police say a man caught stealing from a car was shot by the owner of the vehicle and held at gunpoint until police arrived.
Police say the incident happened around 3:00 a.m., Friday, May 9, 2008, on Parakeet Drive in the Westwood area of Memphis.
The owner of the burglarized SUV says he and his wife woke up to the sound of a big crash and his dogs barking. The man went outside to find out what was going on, and discovered a crook dangling from his SUV trying to steal items from inside.
According to the vehicle’s owner, he repeatedly told the accused car burglar to get out of the SUV. He says he was not able to see the burglar’s hands and did not know if the suspect had a weapon, so he shot the crook in the buttocks.
Investigators say the man then walked the accused burglar to the front porch of the house and held him there at gunpoint until police and an ambulance arrived.
The accused burglar was taken to the Med in non-critical condition.
Police say the SUV owner will not be charged.