Thursday, February 16, 2012

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0

The homeowner interrupted a burglary. He and his brother made what I can only call a citizens arrest. Armed Homeowner Stops Burglars in Act - Huntsville, Alabama
the man returned to his home on Witt Store Road, near the Franklin County line, around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday and saw an unfamiliar Toyota in front of his house and noticed his front door was kicked in.

According to Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May, the man grabbed a rifle from his vehicle, and called his brother, who lived nearby. The brother arrived a few minutes later, armed with a .12 gauge shotgun.
And yeah I know. .12 gauge shotguns? But have pity on the poor members of the press; they don't know anything about anything, least of all firearms.

Once the 2 armed guys showed up, the 2 miscreants decided to run. But one of the tires on their vehicle was shot out, disabling it. They were held at gunpoint by the brothers until the police arrived.

Now I am not a lawyer, but that sounds like a textbook example of a citizens arrest. Felony in process. Stop and hold the suspects. Wait for police.

No one got shot or even injured. Bad guys are in jail awaiting trial (charged with burglary). Good guys are safe, and everyone is safer because two criminals are off the street.

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

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