Skip to comments.New Hampshire man arrested for firing gun into ground while catching suspected burglar
Posted on 02/21/2012 4:09:20 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
Dennis Fleming, 61, of Farmington, New Hampshire,
who fired his handgun into the ground to scare an alleged burglar...
is now facing a felony charge...
The single grandfather had returned home to find that his home had been burglarized
and spotted Joseph Hebert, 27, climbing out of a window at a neighbor's home...
Fleming said he yelled "Freeze!" before firing his gun into the ground,
then held Hebert at gunpoint until police arrived...
...when the police arrived, they made two arrests.
Hebert was charged with two counts of burglary and drug possession...
Fleming is scheduled to be arraigned March 20 on a charge of reckless conduct,
which could potentially land him a sentence similar to the one Hebert faces...
Fleming's collection of seven rifles and a .38-caliber handgun were seized by police...
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
He should have just plugged the perp and buried him in the back yard.
He wasted a bullet he might have needed? (Duck’n & runn’n)
An real life illustration of why you try and kill the perp.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
He would still have been arrested. IT’s a real life illustration of how we’re losing our rights everyday. The patriot act really got it into first gear.
So much for live free or die. What a Commie Pinko state anymore.
Never summon nor speak to the police. Never. Let it drop if possible, if not then call a lawyer.
At first I thought this was a story from the UK.....What has happened to this country.........Mr. Fleming was well within his rights....is it his gun collection that spooked the police? Doesn’t New Hampshire have the Castle Law or some law like it?
Shoot, shovel, shut up.
“Live Free or Die” my ass.
And rinse and repeat when the lawyer says you should notify authorities? Sometimes things can be oversimplified.
Oh. Yeah, he's screwed.
The shot was made in such a way that it was hardly expected to be dangerous. Folks, felonies were supposed to be things that, at least in the olden days, you could deserve to be HANGED for. Somewhere the founding fathers weep.
Who won the NH primary, again?
But, he had reason to believe it was the same burglar that had paid his home a visit, and anyhow why should it be wrong to defend a neighbor? New Hump Shore has gone crazy.
Always plead before a jury, when you have used a weapon to stop a crime.
Harassment of legal gun owners started nationally in 1968. In New York City this has been going on since the 1920’s.
The Patriot Act didn't have anything to do with what happened to this man.
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