Tuesday, October 16, 2007

1 armed homeowner, 1 dead home invader

cbs5.com - Homeowner's Parrot Alerts Him To Would-Be Burglar This is great - the parrot greeted the home invader by saying "hello." The homeowner called 911, and armed himself.
He confronted the intruder and during a scuffle, he shot the would-be burglar.
And this is a real version of the Castle Doctrine.
As of Sept. 1, Texas homeowners have right to protect property even if it requires deadly force. Some people call the measure the "castle doctrine," based on the premise a man's home is his castle and that he should have the right to defend it.
According to the law, the building or vehicle must be occupied at the time for the deadly force provision to apply. Also, the person using force cannot provoke the attacker or be involved in criminal activity at the time. So far, the homeowner does not face charges.
The parrot also greeted police when they entered the home.

The home invader died later in a local hospital.

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