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    GOOD - break into my house, take a number. Your number might be "38"...

    Suspected pot smoker shot after wandering into stranger's home
    by Marissa Wingate / 3TV

    PHOENIX, AZ - A suspected pot smoker picks the wrong home to wander into and it turns out the homeowner had a gun and was not taking any chances.

    That homeowner tells 3TV he would pull the trigger again to protect his family. The homeowner says it was terrifying. He was fast asleep when his dog started barking then he saw a man standing inside his house so he shot him.

    The man says about her dog, "She did her job, kept him from who knows what he would have done, we were sound asleep."
    The suspect jumped out of an apartment window when police arrived after receiving a loud noise complaint. Andy Hill, with Phoenix police, says, "As they got to the front door they confronted someone who happened to have a joint in their hands, a marijuana cigarette, he took off running."

    Once the suspect was out the window, he hopped over a fence and broke through the victim's back door. The homeowner explains, "I yelled ‘who's there? I have a gun’ and he started screaming and I walked out of my hallway into the living room and it was dark, there was a guy standing there, he had something in his hands, I was in fear for the safety of me and my family so I fired."

    The man was shot in the hip and ran right out the front door and right into officers who tell 3TV it was a chair he had in his hands. Hill says, "If somebody feels that they're going to hit you over the head with a chair, obviously it could knock you out and then that person could kill you, take your gun, shoot you."

    Investigators say the homeowner was justified. In fact, police say the man even warned the suspect with his 'Beware of Dog' sign.
    The victim says he is relieved he did not kill the suspect. That suspect is still recovering in the hospital. 3TV is told he has a criminal history and warrants for his arrest.

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    Very positive story with a good outcome all around. Note the proper identification of the homeowner as the victim in this story. The cop's quote was a bit ambiguous as reported, but in the TV clip his body language and tone show clear support for the homeowner.

    Nice to see a story like this spun the correct way, with no whining about guns in the home and who might get hurt. Just the facts, ma'am.
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    Yeah baby!! Another score for the good guys...
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    Nice to see the cops didn't accidentally shoot the homeowner also. That seems to be the norm lately.

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    I hope the homeowner gets a lawyer. Some state's prohibit civil litigation against someone defending themselves, others go with the first come-first served mantra. Good one for the good guys!
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    I wonder if that pot smoking BG saw the bullet coming...in slow motion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper58 View Post
    I hope the homeowner gets a lawyer. Some state's prohibit civil litigation against someone defending themselves, others go with the first come-first served mantra. Good one for the good guys!
    While there's nothing to prevent the pothead perp from suing the homeowner because of his injuries, that kind of suit has a very poor track record in Arizona.
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    gasmitty:
    take a number. Your number might be "38"

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    Good for the home owner's preparedness, good for the hone owner's dog, and good for the home owner's gun.

    Bad for the BG's new found hole in body, bad for BG's new found home(jail), and bad for BG's because of new found friends in jail.
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    Textbook response. Homeowner responded, warned, identified a threat, shot, and then clearly stated that he was in fear for the safety of himself and his family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by searcher 45 View Post
    Bad for the BG's new found hole in body, bad for BG's new found home(jail), and bad for BG's because of new found friends in jail.
    I am sure that extra hole will be used in jail.

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    The only thing wrong was the victims aim.

    Arizona's Castle Doctrine law provides significant protection for the victim in this type case.
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    Suspected pot smoker shot after wandering into stranger's home
    Not the best title. Suspected pot smoker shot after breaking into stranger's home...

    Once the suspect was out the window, he hopped over a fence and broke through the victim's back door.
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