GOOD: Man Defends Self & Pregnant Wife - Macclenny, FL

This is a discussion on GOOD: Man Defends Self & Pregnant Wife - Macclenny, FL within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Homeowner Shoots Suspect in Home Invasion | Firstcoastnews.com | Top Stories MACCLENNY, FL -- Police say a suspect was shot early Thursday morning by a ...

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: GOOD: Man Defends Self & Pregnant Wife - Macclenny, FL

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

    GOOD: Man Defends Self & Pregnant Wife - Macclenny, FL

    Homeowner Shoots Suspect in Home Invasion | Firstcoastnews.com | Top Stories

    MACCLENNY, FL -- Police say a suspect was shot early Thursday morning by a man who was protecting his home and his pregnant wife.

    Police are calling it a home invasion robbery.

    A 17-year-old boy is in police custody, while his brother is in the hospital in critical condition.

    Friends locked up the gate Thursday afternoon to the Macclenny home that will never feel the same for Jody Paul Thrift and his pregnant wife Sabrina.

    Baker County Sheriff Joey Dobson says early Thursday morning, Jody Paul got up to get some water, and noticed his lights were out. But the power was still on at the house next door.

    "So he knew that something was up," Sheriff Dobson said.

    Dobson says Richard Munoz and his 17-year-old brother had cut the power and phone lines to the house.

    Dobson says the pair then took a boat anchor from a shed and hurled it through a glass door.

    "So [the victim] went to his bedroom, retrieved his firearm, [and] waited in his bedroom," Dobson said.

    "And as [the suspect] opened the door, [Thrift] saw a flashlight, a little, small flashlight, and he began to fire. And he shot at the suspect, and the suspect fell right in his bedroom door," Dobson said.

    As three Baker County deputies sped to the scene, they say they came across the younger suspect, scrambling through the woods toward the getaway car.

    Deputies put him under arrest.

    Sheriff Dobson says the older suspect, Richard Munoz, was carrying a cocked and loaded pistol with him the whole time.

    In fact, when deputies found Munoz on the floor of the house, they say he was still trying to reach for his gun.

    There's no word yet on why the Thrift family may have been a target.

    Police are investigating whether the suspect ever fired his gun inside the home. He is in critical condition at Shands Jacksonville.
    Good SA on the victims part to notice the neighbors power was still on and realize that something was up. Good thinking on his part to barricade himself in the bedroom with his wife and a pistol.

    It would be nice if this scumbag dies from his wounds and saves the taxpayers a lot of money.
    "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. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Distinguished Member Array CT-Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    1,510
    Oops,

    Just realized this story was from 12/2005, sorry about that. I did search on a couple of keywords and got no hits.
    "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"

  4. #3
    Member Array Benthic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Posts
    330
    For the record, we have some friends who live in Macclenny and are familiar with the story. As it turned out, the individual who was shot did die.

    Brian

  5. #4
    Distinguished Member Array CT-Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    1,510
    Thanks for the good news Brian.
    "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"

  6. #5
    Ex Member Array JOHNSMITH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    somewhere
    Posts
    1,726
    I think this also shows that you cannot know the full extent of a threat immediately and forcibly in your home, and thus lies the justification for castle-doctrine type laws.

  7. #6
    VIP Member Array stormbringerr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Republic of Texas
    Posts
    2,207
    the police sure got to this one fast.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
    ― Thomas Paine

  8. #7
    Member Array DAtrigger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    144

    the robber died three days later

    Baker County Man Shot During Home Invasion Dies

    POSTED: Wednesday, January 4, 2006


    Baker County Man Shot During Home Invasion Dies - Jacksonville News Story - WJXT Jacksonville

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. How would you react?--Attack on Pregnant Wife
    By MAINE0388 in forum Carry & Defensive Scenarios
    Replies: 76
    Last Post: September 3rd, 2010, 12:21 PM
  2. CCW Class for Pregnant Wife
    By smed1869 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: January 17th, 2010, 03:53 AM
  3. Good, Pregnant woman defends with shotgun
    By ArmyCop in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: September 18th, 2009, 02:10 PM
  4. Video Interview: Man defends child and pregnant wife against intruder
    By uflnuceng in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: July 5th, 2008, 11:02 AM
  5. GOOD: Dentist Defends Himself Against Pickaxe Wielding Wife - Kelseyville, CA
    By CT-Mike in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 17th, 2008, 07:32 PM

Search tags for this page

2005 home invasion in macclenny fl

,

home envasion macclenny fl

,

home invasion robbery macclenny florida

,

jodi paul mccleny florida

,
jodie paul thrift
,

jody paul thrift

,
jody thrift macclenny fl
,

macclenny home invasion

,
man shot and killed in robbery in macclenny, fl
,
munoz home invasion florida
,

richard munoz macclenny florida

,

richard munoz macclenny, florida 2005

Click on a term to search for related topics.