Sunday, April 08, 2012

Would-be Burglar Meets Armed Homeowner (With a Lesson About Family Emergency Plans)

So what would you do if a home-invader woke you up in the middle of the night? Make tea? Burglar shot after waking Toledo homeowner
The homeowner says he found the suspect in the hallway, and that's when he made the split second decision to shoot.

[The bad-guy] was hit twice, once in the chest and once in the arm. "He was literally three to five feet away from me, and I was concerned with my family, that he was going to harm my family or even myself," the man says. "Once someone's in your house, that far into it, there was no question in my mind. I had to do what I had to do."

The family is very proud of their son, who stayed inside his bedroom during the commotion. They say that's part of an emergency plan they prepared for him, and they hope parents talk to their kids about what to do in emergency situations.
So what would you do? Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

1 comment:

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

Three to five feet? Yeah, "shoot first, don't bother asking questions" was certainly the appropriate response on the homeowner's part. That's well inside the distance needed to react to any hostile movements, and dangerously close to grappling distance.

Good parenting job, too.