Skip to comments.Gun battle in a neighborhood (Armed Citizen in Tucson Defends His "Castle")
Posted on 02/11/2009 5:41:04 PM PST by Pyro7480
A Tucson, Arizona homeowner alerted of an impending home invasion by his security cameras, armed himself and took matters into his hands when four armed suspects attempted to break into his home last week.
In the surveillance video you see a vehicle pull up, and four men run out.
One of them is carrying what appears to be an AR-15 or M-16, a weapon which could be fully automatic.
The robbery happened in broad daylight.
All the action was caught by the homeowners outdoor surveillance system.
The victim was able to get back inside his house, close his door, semi barricade it, reach for a weapon that was easily accessible, said Pima County Sheriffs Deputy Earl Gieron.
The homeowner shot at the suspects.
He even put a bullet through the windshield of the suspects car, which is also caught on camera.
The four men retreated and took off....
People living in the neighborhood heard all the gunshots, and saw the aftermath....
Lawrence Cruz lives down the street from where the attempted home invasion happened.
I am very watchful where we live and I think everybody has right to defend their property, said Cruz.
Detectives did find the suspects vehicle, but the four men are still on the run.
One of the suspects has been identified as 23-year-old Jesus Mendivil.
Its believed he was shot in the arm.
The three other men are all described as Hispanic males between 17 and 25-years-old.
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That said being the victim of a home invasion robbery is far more likely than being struck by lightning.
Looks like crime pays, perps had nice car and designer clothing. Panzerfaust into the car with jerks in it would have been more spectacular.
I don’t think you would have time to say it twice. ;)
That would have livened things up. ‘Course only the military, police and criminals can have those.
So in a situation like this, which weapon would have been most effective? A shotgun, rifle or a handgun (9mm/.357/40)?
I’m also interested to know just what caused the homeowner to see what was happening via the surveillance cameras. If we had those installed, I know I sure don’t have the time to be watching a monitor 24/7.
Batten down the hatches as the crime wave spreads from the Mexican across America.
Im also interested to know just what caused the homeowner to see what was happening via the surveillance cameras. If we had those installed, I know I sure dont have the time to be watching a monitor 24/7.
The stock answer is usually "the weapon you have at hand", but for close-in work my nod would go to a 12 ga. shotgun. YMMV.
My guess about how the homeowner knew he had company would be that he had a motion-activated chime installed with his surveillance cameras. Either that or dumb luck.
My personal preference if access time is not a factor would be a 12 gauge home defense shotgun with 00 buck shot. It reduces the need for shot accuracy (in a time of panic) and you have a 9-15 in 1 shot chance of hitting the perp with a pellet, each of which is equivalent in size to a 33 caliber. If you prefer a pistol, go with something like hydro-shock bullets to maximize damage. Preferences are like opinions, everyone has one.
That story could’ve been written better...Oh wait, it’s TV...
“...retreated and took off...”
Kinda repetative I guess...
Even thought I am grammicably and speelingly challenged at times...I probably shouldn’t complain...;-)
Well, my imagination doesn’t contemplate such a senario...But I do see the horror of such a situation...
Somehow I imagine...No, I know for a fact...
That the powers at be do not consider an armed populace capable of a consistant response to such a crime...And those they know who are personally “armed and safe” are considered by them to be criminals and guilty before they choose to defend themselves in a situation like this...
The video feed can be routed to your television and left up in the "picture in picture" small window.
I know several cops in the Dallas area who have upgraded their home alarms with camera systems. When the cops start beefing up their home security, it's definitely time to worry.
I have no idea. I have an old pellet gun, and don’t even know if it works.
IDIOT CRIMINALS COME IN ALL STRIPES!
That would be idiot punk Hispanic males between 17 and 25-years-old.just that this group is coming in like an invading Army! Oh you think!
Idiot punk Islamic males between 17 and 25-years-old.
And of course all the idiot punk white/black males between 17 and 25-years-old.
Now the females between 17 and 25-years-old are jumping in.
And idiot punk old dudes rule this bunch.
SPECIAL PLACES IN HE!! FOR THEM! NO VERGINS BOYS! NO BOYS GIRLS. NO GIRLS FOR GIRLS! IDIOT PUNK OLD DUDES ARE LOOSERS.
THE REST OF US WILL SHOOT IDIOT PUNKS NO MATTER HOW BABY FACE YOU ARE!
Hollyweird uses specially constructed weapons. They have a restriction inside the barrel so that gas pressure from the blanks is enough to cycle the action. This works like the blank firing adapters the military uses for training, but is internal rather than external. Additionally the blanks they use produce much more flash than regular loaded ammunition, or military type blanks. These are highly visible even in bright sunlight, let alone in the dark. More dramatic and photogenic don't ya know.
Either he "got lucky", or more likely he has motion detectors as well as cameras. I'd have the detectors tied not only to some kind of alarm or alert, but also to the recording capability. Although you could just have a first in first out recording scheme on a hard drive.
I think a compact weapon, but heavier than a pistol cartridge. Maybe a FN P90?
or it's big brother the FN F2000
Although due to the unconstitional National Firearms Act, you or I would probably have to settle for the longer barreled semi-auto versions.