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Texas Man Shoots Home Invader in Self-Defense! (VIDEO) ^ | 6 August, 2012 | dabneybailey

Posted on 08/07/2012 6:26:56 AM PDT by marktwain

You’re reading, so we’re going to go out on a limb and guess that you probably own a gun. Some of you might just be hobbyist shooters at the shooting range, and others probably use guns for hunting. Regardless of how you use your guns for weekend recreational activities, every single personal firearm has the potential to be used a tool for self-defense.

We don’t exactly look forward to the day when we’re forced to use a firearm to defend ourselves, but if that fateful day ever rolls around we’ll be glad that we have a pistol nearby. Why? Because of cases like this one from Plano, Texas, wherein a gun-wielding home owner thwarted a potentially dangerous home invasion.

Police are still trying to piece together the details of what happened. Some eye witnesses report that the home invasion included as many as three robbers, but the police have only captured one suspect. Here’s what we do know:

The alleged burglar(s) started the robbery rather politely – by knocking on the door. The home owner was home at the time, but he did not come to the door for unknown reasons. Taking that as the cue that the house was ripe for the picking, the thief or group of thieves attempted to break into the home.

One of them must have seen too many cop movies, because he tried to kick down the door SWAT-style. He put a couple boot prints onto the front door, but past that all he managed to do was alert the homeowner that something was very wrong.

The thief used a brick to shatter the window of the front door – meanwhile, the home owner phoned 911. According to Plano Police Officer David Tilley, the home owner told the dispatcher that there was a break-in and that he was going to defend himself with his firearm if necessary.

They say that what you know can’t hurt you, but in this case that definitely doesn’t apply. The would be-thief’s ignorance nearly cost him his life. The robber broke into the house and confronted the home owner at the top of the stairs. The thief then charged “towards (the home owner) at a rapid pace,” said Tilley, forcing the home owner to raise his gun in self-defense.

The home owner shot at least one round at the robber, striking him. The suspect quickly fled from the residence – the first and only smart thing that he’d done all day.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; tx
Video at the link.
1 posted on 08/07/2012 6:27:08 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Video of clueless reporters talking at link. Still good news though, thanks.

2 posted on 08/07/2012 6:55:33 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: ecomcon

Indeed clueless reporters. . .they used in the video report a graphic of San Antonio (250miles to the south of Plano—Dallas area).


3 posted on 08/07/2012 7:32:00 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: marktwain

Can’t do the video. No description of perps?

4 posted on 08/07/2012 7:42:52 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Hulka
the reporter isn't necessarily clueless. more likely there is a presumption the viewing audience is clueless.
5 posted on 08/07/2012 7:45:20 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Hulka
Does anyone know how to send a story to Cam and Company for their hero of the day? I have checked into it but had no luck in finding where to send it.

My dad works midnights and lives out in the sticks. He was sleeping one day around 10 or so and heard a knock at the door. It was the door that only the UPS guy knocks on so he figured they were delivering a package so he ignored it. A couple minutes later he heard a knock at the other door and figured he would answer thinking somebody needed help.

As he was walking to the door (walk in garage door) he heard it get kicked in. He went back to the bedroom and grabbed his gun. He walked out into the garage and saw some high school kids armed with a bat and one with a crowbar breaking into the freezer.

He drew down on them and told them to drop the bat and bar but then realized he had no phone to call 911. He walked them outside in the cold and rainy fall weather and knew that if he went back inside to get the phone they would jump in their car and take off.

He ordered the driver to get out of the car, took the keys and told all three of them to strip naked. He told them that if they wanted to walk or run away they could try, but said they would not get far since they were naked and had no shoes. He said he would be right back but was going in to get the phone and call the Sheriff. He called 911 and came back outside to find all three still nude in the front yard shivering. Sheriff Deputies came and took care of the rest.

6 posted on 08/07/2012 7:47:50 AM PDT by squidward
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To: paul51


They would not be wrong,

7 posted on 08/07/2012 8:24:12 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: squidward

Have no idea.

Call local news and ask?

Good job and inventive on the part of your dad.

8 posted on 08/07/2012 8:25:47 AM PDT by Hulka
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