Skip to comments.Portage police: Woman with gun held man who broke into her apartment(IN)
Posted on 05/04/2012 4:25:22 PM PDT by marktwain
PORTAGE | Police said a 32-year-old man had the right apartment number but wrong building when he entered a unit in the Park Place Apartments early Monday, and an armed woman inside made sure he knew it.
Portage police were called shortly after 3:30 a.m. to an apartment in the 5900 block of Old Porter Road for a disturbance.
Officers found Carlos Rodriguez, 32, of Portage, lying on the ground with his hands above his head and a 28-year-old woman standing nearby with a handgun.
Police said Rodriguez smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. He told officers he came home and found the door wouldn't open, so he broke down the door and walked in.
The woman, whom police said was shaking and upset, said she and her husband were sleeping and heard a banging noise at their door when they got up and saw Rodriguez walking around in their living room. She said she called police and told the man she had a gun and he needed to get on the floor.
The woman said while she had the gun with her, she never pointed it at the man. She said he complied without making a sound.
Police said Rodriguez caused an estimated $200 in damage, breaking the door frame and the deadbolt lock.
Rodriguez, who reportedly had a 0.21 blood alcohol content, was taken to Porter County Jail and faces possible residential entry and criminal mischief charges, police said.
True. But many do involve people that are drunker than Cooter Brown being where they shouldn't be.
One of the first things Ive done in every house Ive owned is buy a lock set and long screws for the doors. Then, Ive reinforced the frame where necessary. No, it wont stop a battering ram, but nobody will make one of my doors open with a kick or a shoulder. If they did, theyd find I would not politely ask them to lay down. It is very unlikely that somebody, especially somebody drunk will do what you ask them to. This guy was lucky, but the woman is even luckier. Most people will not pull the trigger. There is a fantastic book telling why; On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman.
If youre going to carry a gun, this book is a must read. Most people do something called display behavior. They fire with no intent of hitting the target. Essentially, theyre cats fluffing big and hissing. A real intruder is past any possibility of being deterred by display behavior. I believe this is why the police can fire 84 times and not hit the target. They are psychologically unable to kill, even in their own defense.
No-one will kick open or shoulder open my doors.
I will research the book. Thank you.
Where was the husband? Did he hide under the bed?
The husband probably gets up at five to go to work, so he went back to bed ‘cause she had things under control. /s
He probably ducked back into the bedroom once they heard the police were there.
Lessening the chance of a cop killing them both....
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman.
Read it a few years ago. It is an amazing book.
My brother and I had just taken a large doe when a fawn suddenly popped up behind it. Now we are going to leave a fawn in the field and my first shot knocked it down. As I cautiously went closer it jumped up and hobbled off ahead of me.
So here I was loaded down with gear, trying not to run but walking in an determined manner after my prey like the T-1000 Terminator. The terrified fawn has its ears pinned back and is making every attempt it can to get away.
It still amazes me how much a living being will fight until .40 S&W meets Medulla Oblongata.