Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Homeowner Detains Burglar at Gunpoint (TX)
kbtx.com ^ | 7 July, 2012 | NA

Posted on 07/12/2012 5:51:56 AM PDT by marktwain

A Washington County homeowner took matters into his own hands when a burglar broke into his garage and two vehicles Thursday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

“There's a sign at the edge of the property that says ‘Warning: Our citizens are armed,’ and this is a real good example," said Ryan Hord.

Hord’s wife, Mindy, called 911 when the incident occurred.

“I woke up this morning to get my son his milk and I look outside and there's a black guy outside without his shirt on...so I ran inside and woke my husband up," said Mindy Hord in a 911 call to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Ryan Hord grabbed his gun and went after the burglar. Hord detained the burglar in the driveway until sheriff's deputies arrived.

“My husband has a gun on him, right. He's not going anywhere until someone comes and picks him up,” said Mindy Hord to a 911 operator.

Sheriff’s deputies took the burglar into custody. The suspect has been charged with burglary of a habitation and burglary of a motor vehicle.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; tx
Mr. Hord used restraint and judgement.
1 posted on 07/12/2012 5:52:07 AM PDT by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: marktwain

No sainthood for this burglar.


2 posted on 07/12/2012 6:03:52 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
Mr. Hord used restraint and judgement.

It's a good thing he did. With the wife describing him as "a black guy outside without his shirt on", it would have been a hate crime to shoot the criminal, even in self-defense if the thug had made a grab for the gun. I hope Texas has the good sense to lock the burglar up for a very long time. They need to make sure crime doesn't pay, so their criminals will move to California where parasites belong.

3 posted on 07/12/2012 6:10:43 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Hmmf. In Massachusetts, the burglar need only to turn and walk away...or run. If he is shot by the homeowner, then the homeowner is going to jail and will never be able to legally own a gun again. Simply because his life was not in danger. The bad guys know this and they take full advantage.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 6:13:00 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bloody Sam Roberts
If he is shot by the homeowner, then the homeowner is going to jail and will never be able to legally own a gun again. Simply because his life was not in danger.

Then they should have a better story. Why, yes, Officer, he came at me saying he'd kill me, rape my wife and eat my dog so I was scared for my family.

5 posted on 07/12/2012 6:34:10 AM PDT by bgill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

I guess his hoodie was in the dirty clothes basket......


6 posted on 07/12/2012 7:03:23 AM PDT by Hogblog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain; bgill
a black guy outside without his shirt on

He should have told the cops the guy said he was on 'bath salts' and was going to eat his family's faces.

These days its either hoodies or no shirt.

7 posted on 07/12/2012 7:15:19 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

By disclosing the race of the perp, Mrs. Hord may be charged with a “hate crime”. I could actually see this happening.


8 posted on 07/12/2012 7:26:34 AM PDT by AZ.CONSERVATIVE.PATRIOT77
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pollster1

Naaaa, its TEXAS. Stone legal! The perp is lucky he didn’t get ventilated.


9 posted on 07/12/2012 7:26:34 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: marktwain

Be very careful around shirtless or worse, naked perps.

It used to be diagnostic that if they were naked and covered with sweat, there was a good possibility that they were on PCP. Extremely dangerous to try and detain, as they can be as strong as an ox. Even a good quality Taser is “iffy”.

For a while at least, I believe the LAPD had an unwritten policy that “If you think they are on PCP, put a round through them and see what happens. Little or no response, and keep shooting.” This was because they figured out that it was taking an average of 5 cops to take down one such, with two or three of them getting at least a little injured in the process. Bullets are a lot cheaper.


10 posted on 07/12/2012 8:46:56 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bgill
Then they should have a better story.

Exactly as I have planned it. When the police find the perp on my kitchen floor...perforated and room temperature...he'll be holding a large lock blade knife and I will be very distraught over the attempt on my life. "I am having trouble breathing officer. And I am diabetic. Please get me to the hospital immediately."

That orta do it.

11 posted on 07/12/2012 10:50:43 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson