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Homeowner shoots two breaking into SUV
WOAI ^ | 01/15/2013 | Kristina De Leon

Posted on 01/15/2013 3:21:39 PM PST by Daffynition

SAN ANTONIO -- A homeowner shot two men, killing one, when he heard someone breaking into his SUV.

It happened on Lightstone Drive near Stone Oak and Hardy Oak Boulevard shortly before 2 a.m. Police say the owner of a parked SUV heard someone attempting to break into it. That's when, according to police, he went outside and spotted someone inside his vehicle.

As he approached the vehicle the owner thought he spotted a gun. The SUV owner then fired at the suspect, hitting him one time in the upper torso. Police say the getaway driver then sped off. The SUV owner fired through the windshield killing the driver.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; texas
Guns for the good guys.
1 posted on 01/15/2013 3:21:41 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

AWWW! A happy ending!

Anyone got a kleenex?


2 posted on 01/15/2013 3:23:03 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: Daffynition
In Maryland, he would be in court for the next 5 years ...

In Texas, ..."Yes officer, I shot those punks trying to steal my car." ... "Well you have a good evening"

3 posted on 01/15/2013 3:27:40 PM PST by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Daffynition
After dark, in Texas, can be a very unsafe time for criminals.

Texas law is weird about that. But it's a weird I approve of.

/johnny

4 posted on 01/15/2013 3:27:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Daffynition
God! I love happy endings thanks Texas.
5 posted on 01/15/2013 3:29:26 PM PST by bikerman (What ever happens from now is all OBAMA's fault. Obama lied,economy died)
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To: Daffynition

Wow! Good shooting!


6 posted on 01/15/2013 3:34:36 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Daffynition

I don’t know if this homeowner was one, but there are a lot of active-duty and retired military men in San Antonio.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 3:34:56 PM PST by American Quilter (I will succeed despite the liberals.)
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To: Daffynition

Hope the SUV is ok :)


8 posted on 01/15/2013 3:37:08 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: RandallFlagg
“AWWW! A happy ending!
Anyone got a kleenex?”

“Don't mess with a Texan.”, instead of “Don't mess with Texas.”

We do have a law specifically allowing a person to use deadly force to protect their person and family and property.

9 posted on 01/15/2013 3:43:17 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Daffynition

Likely the SUV is a write off, with all the cleaning needed, and the stigma of driving a deathmobile.

Likely too, the deceased man will think twice before trying to steal another car.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 3:44:37 PM PST by lurk
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To: Thorliveshere
Wow! Good shooting!

No S@#t! I don't expect the obligatory, "Needs more time at the range" on this one.

I don't know how many shots it took to get two good hits. The story is vague on details.

11 posted on 01/15/2013 3:49:14 PM PST by Tenacious 1 ("The Brittish are Comming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Daffynition
As he approached the vehicle the owner thought he spotted a gun.

Absolutely correct!
I love a happy ending, especially when the good guy also has a brain.

12 posted on 01/15/2013 3:50:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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13 posted on 01/15/2013 3:52:48 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: lurk
Likely the SUV is a write off, with all the cleaning needed, and the stigma of driving a deathmobile.

Likely too, the deceased man will think twice before trying to steal another car.

You missed some details. :o) The getaway driver was killed in his own car. The thief that was shot in the victims SUV is in stable condition after a shot to the torso after being caught red-handed. As long as there isn't blood all over the interior and the air bag didn't deploy, the SUV should be fine. I doubt the dead perp will be doing to much thinking anytime soon. At last report, he was approaching room temp and there were not neurons firing in the thought center.

14 posted on 01/15/2013 3:53:50 PM PST by Tenacious 1 ("The Brittish are Comming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: dartuser

In Maryland, he would be in court for the next 5 years ...

In Texas, ...”Yes officer, I shot those punks trying to steal my car.” ... “Well you have a good evening”

In New York, he would be a new SUV owner.


15 posted on 01/15/2013 4:05:08 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

ooops, that should be:

In New York, the punk would be a new SUV owner.


16 posted on 01/15/2013 4:06:08 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Daffynition

God Bless Texas.....


17 posted on 01/15/2013 4:37:47 PM PST by Gator113 (I voted for "love of country".... this mess if your fault.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

not weird, it’s biblical.

thievery at night, lethal force can be used against, because you’re asleep, you don’t know if they’re armed, and you are dealing with someone with inherent ill intent, which could be murder and theft, or just murder but trying to be disguised as robbery went wrong.

same stuff during the day may not have allowed lethal force unless injury/life was threatened.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 4:47:45 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Daffynition

Sometimes you have to shoot up your SUV to save it...bwahahahaha.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 4:49:18 PM PST by BRL
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To: Secret Agent Man

The interesting thing is that punks just think they can rove around neighborhoods now and pick at random. No fear of getting caught...no fear of doing jail time....and no fear of someone reacting with a weapon. Total lack of common sense and disregard for the value of their own life. For this punk, some $100 radio or GPS was worth dying for. Even on the street...they probably would have gotten $30 max for their stolen property.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 5:15:15 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

bottom line is these kinds of people value their own lives very, very little.

and they don’t value your life at all. no quarter need be given.


21 posted on 01/15/2013 5:39:41 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Thorliveshere
Wow! Good shooting!

Now, that's what I call gun control I can support!

To the hysterical mental deficients who are screaming that no SUV is worth a person's life, I can just repeat...

The owner did not make the decision; the late criminal did!

22 posted on 01/15/2013 7:18:47 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: Tenacious 1
At last report, he was approaching room temp and there were not neurons firing in the thought center.

What makes you think there were any working neurons before the incident?

23 posted on 01/15/2013 7:25:48 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: Tenacious 1
I don't know how many shots it took to get two good hits.

On the news, the next door neighbor said he heard five shots.

24 posted on 01/15/2013 8:32:01 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: cableguymn

At least $600 for a new windshield. More if the vehicle was stopped by a tree.


25 posted on 01/16/2013 6:02:26 PM PST by PAR35
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To: pepsionice

Years and years ago I saw an old property with a tangle of brush out front, and a 4’x8’ piece of plywood leaning against a tree. Scrawled in red spray paint on it was “Nothing back here is worth your life.” Of course now you can buy those signs in shiny plastic with nice lettering. I don’t think they have the same affect though as the one I first saw!


26 posted on 01/16/2013 6:12:32 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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