Skip to comments.Texas Man Shoots Home Invader in Self-Defense! (VIDEO)
Posted on 08/07/2012 6:26:56 AM PDT by marktwain
Youre reading Guns.com, so were 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 dont exactly look forward to the day when were forced to use a firearm to defend ourselves, but if that fateful day ever rolls around well 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. Heres 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 cant hurt you, but in this case that definitely doesnt apply. The would be-thiefs 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 hed done all day.
Video of clueless reporters talking at link. Still good news though, thanks.
Indeed clueless reporters. . .they used in the video report a graphic of San Antonio (250miles to the south of Plano—Dallas area).
Can’t do the video. No description of perps?
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.
They would not be wrong,
Have no idea.
Call local news and ask?
Good job and inventive on the part of your dad.