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Police: Burglar shot by homeowner may have had wrong home(IN)
wthr.com ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Jeremy Brilliant

Posted on 04/04/2012 7:04:21 AM PDT by marktwain

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A suspected burglar is under arrest after getting shot while trying to break into a house in Shelby County. It happened around 3:30 am Thursday.

Police say the man, who police have identified as Reginald A. Daniels, 19, from the Fountaintown area in Shelby County, tried to break in the front door of a house on Sycamore Road in the Prairie View neighborhood.

Investigators say he broke through a side panel and was reaching in trying turn the knob from the inside when the homeowner fired a single shot, hitting the suspect in the hip.

"The homeowner gave him every opportunity to go away. In fact, he wished he would have. He wouldn't and the homeowner, by his credit, he waited until the last possible moment to protect his family and that's what he had to do," said Det. Dan Crafton, Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

There was about a five-minute delay in the police response to the shooting since, detectives say, the initial 911 call was received by Marion County Dispatch and had to be routed to Shelby County. The neighborhood is very close to the Marion-Shelby County line.

Detectives say the homeowner will not be charged. It's unclear what charges the suspect will face.

Police believe he intended to get into a different house but was confused. Authorities haven't released the name of the suspect, who is being treated at Wishard Hospital for the gunshot wound. Detectives plan to interview him at the hospital.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; in
Many criminals, perhaps a majority, are drunk or drugged when they commit their crimes.
1 posted on 04/04/2012 7:04:35 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"MAY" have had the wrong home?

I don't see any doubt about it...

2 posted on 04/04/2012 7:05:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: marktwain

Would it not STILL have been a crime for him to burglarize the “right” house?


3 posted on 04/04/2012 7:07:08 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Izzy Dunne

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


4 posted on 04/04/2012 7:08:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: marktwain
Police: Burglar shot by homeowner may have had wrong home


5 posted on 04/04/2012 7:10:07 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: WayneS

It’s poorly written. They mean he may have thought he was locked out of his own home and was trying to get in...


6 posted on 04/04/2012 7:11:58 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

Agree “It’s poorly written”

This story does not tell us who is black or white, how are we to know who’s right or wrong


7 posted on 04/04/2012 7:21:19 AM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: WayneS
Would it not STILL have been a crime for him to burglarize the “right” house?
The stupidity of "journalists" truly boggles the mind. They through out these meaningless facturds without comment, as if we're all on the same acid trip, or ecstasy high, with them, and know exactly what they mean.

I have no idea what that line is supposed to mean and of course the "journalist" isn't about to enlighten us.

They are really, seriously unbelievably stupid.

8 posted on 04/04/2012 7:22:19 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: JRios1968
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9 posted on 04/04/2012 7:23:32 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: samtheman

His name is Jeremy Brilliant.

You CANNOT make this sh!t up.


10 posted on 04/04/2012 7:25:22 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: piytar

“Police say the man, who police have identified as Reginald A. Daniels, 19, from the Fountaintown area in Shelby County, tried to break in “

“Authorities haven’t released the name of the suspect, who is being treated at Wishard Hospital for the gunshot wound.”

Poorly written is right! They released his name, but didn’t release his name!


11 posted on 04/04/2012 7:25:40 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: piytar
They mean he may have thought he was locked out of his own home and was trying to get in...
It certainly doesn't read like that. It reads like the perp meant to burglarize a different house. (Though how they would know that they don't deign to mention.)

If it truly is a case of some innocent guy, maybe drunk, forgetting his keys, thinking he's home... if it really is that and this story was written like THIS???

Then the writers are even stupider than I thought they were.

12 posted on 04/04/2012 7:26:08 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: marktwain

In my town we passed an ordinance forbidding anyone from committing a criminal act without first ingesting the equivalent of a 12 pack of beer. It’s a point of pride that we’ve never had to enforce the ordinance.


13 posted on 04/04/2012 7:26:12 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: baddog 219

What a great sign!


14 posted on 04/04/2012 7:27:18 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: marktwain

Most likely a drunk. I doubt he’ll be charged with anything under the circumstances, unless the homeowner wants to press charges.


15 posted on 04/04/2012 7:28:33 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: marktwain
Police believe he intended to get into a different house but was confused.

Because breaking a window to get into your house when you are locked out should always be the very first thing that you do.

16 posted on 04/04/2012 7:29:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: samtheman

What does this say about the editor this story got past........


17 posted on 04/04/2012 7:31:23 AM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: piytar
It’s poorly written. They mean he may have thought he was locked out of his own home and was trying to get in...

Then he must have wondered who was in his home shouting, "Stop or I'll shoot!" or whatever the resident said by way of "doing everything he could to avoid shooting".

18 posted on 04/04/2012 7:32:12 AM PDT by grobdriver
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19 posted on 04/04/2012 7:35:57 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NoDRodee

+1


20 posted on 04/04/2012 7:41:58 AM PDT by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: marktwain

Burglar: “I just came to the wrong house, officer”

Policeman: “No problem, young man. We’ll just take you to the right house, we’ve got plenty of space. You’ll fit right in!”


21 posted on 04/04/2012 7:42:21 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: piytar

Interesting. He is claiming that he thought he as breaking in to his OWN house. Even though there was a guy he did not know already inside the dwelling, pointing a gun at him and repeatedly yelling: “Go away! Don’t come in my house! I don’t want to have to shoot you!” (or words to the effect)?

He must have been really drunk AND monumentally stupid if that developing situation did not give him pause.


22 posted on 04/04/2012 7:45:14 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: NoDRodee

Well played!


23 posted on 04/04/2012 7:47:27 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: samtheman

Maybe they are practitioners of the ‘school’ of journalism known as “Stream of Unconsciousness”.


24 posted on 04/04/2012 7:51:23 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: marktwain
There was about a five-minute delay in the police response to the shooting since, detectives say, the initial 911 call was received by Marion County Dispatch and had to be routed to Shelby County. The neighborhood is very close to the Marion-Shelby County line.

FIVE minutes??? What, it takes about 10 seconds to re-route the call.

WHEN SECONDS COUNT, THE POLICE ARE FIVE MINUTES AWAY.

25 posted on 04/04/2012 7:58:35 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: cableguymn
What does this say about the editor this story got past........

You should have seen it before the editor performed his magic.

26 posted on 04/04/2012 8:03:40 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: marktwain

Wrong house, are you sure this wasn’t a hooded, dressed in black, SWAT team trying to enter? These guys get the address wrong a lot of times. Was the family dog shot?


27 posted on 04/04/2012 8:25:35 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: NonValueAdded

WHEN SECONDS COUNT, THE POLICE ARE FIVE MINUTES AWAY”””

I lived in rural N California for 12 + years. In the best of circumstances, it would have taken at least 10-15 minutes for a Sheriff’s deputy to get there.

Where I am now in ruralN Nevada, I would be happy if they got here in 10 minutes. Layoffs have our sheriff’s department thinned down dramatically.


28 posted on 04/04/2012 8:36:27 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: NonValueAdded

WHEN SECONDS COUNT, THE POLICE ARE FIVE MINUTES AWAY”””

I lived in rural N California for 12 + years. In the best of circumstances, it would have taken at least 10-15 minutes for a Sheriff’s deputy to get there.

Where I am now in ruralN Nevada, I would be happy if they got here in 10 minutes. Layoffs have our sheriff’s department thinned down dramatically.


29 posted on 04/04/2012 8:36:50 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: NonValueAdded

WHEN SECONDS COUNT, THE POLICE ARE FIVE MINUTES AWAY”””

I lived in rural N California for 12 + years. In the best of circumstances, it would have taken at least 10-15 minutes for a Sheriff’s deputy to get there.

Where I am now in ruralN Nevada, I would be happy if they got here in 10 minutes. Layoffs have our sheriff’s department thinned down dramatically.


30 posted on 04/04/2012 8:36:55 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: cableguymn; WayneS

Today’s journalist:

1. Intoxicated
2. Incompetent
3. Leftist


31 posted on 04/04/2012 8:55:22 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; samtheman; grobdriver; smokingfrog

Perhaps they are leaving out that the perp meant to break into a house where an elderly person lived who would be an easy victim or some woman he intended to assault. There is something fishy about this.


32 posted on 04/04/2012 9:52:59 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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