Man goes back to bed after killing burglar

Man goes back to bed after killing burglar

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    Man goes back to bed after killing burglar

    Bad form I know. He should have called the police. Firing into the night? No. But in a perfect world at 5:00 a.m.? I might have have went back to bed too.

    Authorities say a 72-year-old Dallas man fatally shot a suspected burglar behind his home and then went back to bed before finally calling police nearly two hours later.


    The Dallas Morning News reports that James Michael Meyer has been charged with murder in the Thursday killing and was jailed on $150,000 bail as of Friday.


    According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Meyer told police he was awakened at around 5 a.m. Thursday by noise outside and saw someone trying to break into his storage shed with a pickax. He says he grabbed his handgun, went outside and yelled at the person to stop and not come closer or else he'd shoot.


    Police say he told investigators the person took several steps toward him, so he fired and the burglar dropped his pickax and ran toward the park behind his home. Police say he said he fired again "into the night" in the direction of the park then went back to bed.
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    ...........well, maybe he was tired!
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    Your honor,
    I thought I just scared him away
    I didn’t think I hit him.
    So when he run away I went back to sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by kukla View Post
    ...........well, maybe he was tired!
    Either that or he was one very cool, calm, and collected guy....
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    Well that was careless.

    Should have buried him, then went back to bed.
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    The drug cartels use honey. Just take the body to the woods and pour. The critters do the rest. I probably shouldn't talk about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotBrass45 View Post
    Well that was careless.

    Should have buried him, then went back to bed.
    He did take time to pick up his shell casings and throw them away!
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    Horrendously overcharged. In Texas, if someone is stealing from you during the nighttime and you reasonably believe the property can’t be recovered, deadly force is justified.

    He erred in shooting randomly into the night, not calling it in sooner and tossing out the brass. But he’s been overcharged and I doubt it will stick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    He did take time to pick up his shell casings and throw them away!
    I like people that clean up after themselves. Especially old guys. Could serve as a mentor to the younger folks.
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    I guess there really are people in this world whose mind swork in mysterious ways. Glad he is not my neighbor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottync View Post
    I like people that clean up after themselves. Especially old guys. Could serve as a mentor to the younger folks.
    I was always taught to “police my brass”
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    So, he should have called the cops immediately, then sat up for an hour or two waiting for them to show up?

    Last time my house was burglarized was in mid-morning on a weekday. Every indication was that the crime was in progress at the time. I called 9-1-1 and the first officer showed up 47 minutes later. The evidence technician arrived about an hour after that. Asked to call when I had a complete list of stolen property, I called the next day and left a message; then I called again the next day and left a message; then I called again the next day and left a message. Never received a call back.

    I missed several opportunities for a good nap.

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    It’s Dallas, what do you expect?
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    Sounded like the opening of book 2 of my MommaRachel collection. She had good reason to not call police when she found her husband dead. You'll just have to read the book when it comes out. BTW, 3 justified shootings by random lawfully armed civilians in the book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StripesDude View Post
    Horrendously overcharged. But he’s been overcharged and I doubt it will stick.

    - thats the point
    - political move
    - overcharge him then the charges MUST either be dropped OR aquitted at trial

    - proper charge would be low level manslaughter or ADW

    - he will walk.. no doubts..









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