Monday, February 22, 2010

Burglar Meets Armed Homeowner

This time, he really was a burglar. His bad luck was that the armed homeowner arrived home in the middle of the crime. Toledo Police identify victim in Saturday night shooting. (They also seem to have a problem identifying who is the criminal, and who is the victim.)
Sgt. William Wauford said Mr. Childress was shot once in the chest when he was confronted by the homeowner, ...

The resident had just arrived home around 8:30 p.m. and saw signs that his home was burglarized. Investigators say two other people may have been inside at the time and a second person may have been wounded, Sergeant Wauford said. No one else was identified.
Police are investigating a report of an injured guy at a local hospital.

If you break into enough homes you will eventually encounter an armed homeowner. If you are really unlucky, this will happen the first time you try it.

Self-defense is a human right.

1 comment:

Michael said...

It would be correct to call either person a victim, one of burglary, the other of being shot. The newspaper is trying to use neutral language. Why someone would want to use neutral language in describing a burglar I do not know.