A gun would have saved them the struggle..
[FORT WORTH] - A Mercedes (Tx.) man who had broken into a house in the Fort Worth area, has been killed by the owners of the home. 44-year-old Heradio Ibarra was beaten and stabbed to death following a bloody fight with the husband and wife homeowners that lasted about 45 minutes. Tarrant County Sheriff's investigators say Ibarra broke into the rural home Saturday night carrying a pipe, a hatchet, and an unloaded gun. A violent struggle broke out, and moved from room to room, until Ibarra collapsed and died from his injuries. The homeowners were treated for cuts and bruises. Authorities say Ibarra had recently moved from Mercedes to Fort Worth, and did not have a criminal background.
These folks need to invest in a handgun. They are lucky the bandit didn't load his gun or they would be at the morgue and the bandit would be back in the valley never to be found.
Reminds me of that basketball player that was killed when he confronted two thieves with a machete and ended up getting shot in the groin and bleeding out in front of his wife and child while they waited for the police (that are "only" minutes away) to arrive.