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CO:87-Year-Old Fires Warning Shot At Intruder
kktv.com ^ | 16 February, 2012 | NA

Posted on 02/21/2013 4:56:30 PM PST by marktwain

We’re hearing from the family of a man whose home is at the center of a scary late-night encounter with a total stranger.

Police say a man was so intoxicated he thought he was trying to get into his home, which is actually a block away.

But the elderly homeowner thought he was a burglar, so he fired a warning shot through his front door.

It happened around 1 a.m. Saturday off West Platte Ave in Colorado Springs.

A drunken man mistook the house for his. Knocking on the door turned into pounding, then running charges as he tried to get in, using the full force of his body to bust it open.

Actions that terrified the 87-year-old homeowner and his 80-year-old wife who live there.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; co; defense; guncontrol; home; secondamendment
The reporter seems to think that the homeowner would not be protected under that castle doctrine. Perhaps the reporter wishes to influence the prosecutor.
1 posted on 02/21/2013 4:56:40 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The homeowner appears to have gone to the Joe Biden school of home protection.


2 posted on 02/21/2013 5:06:05 PM PST by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: marktwain

I think there was another case in the Springs where a shot a young man banging on a door was shot and killed, was cleared under the castle doctrine.

Pretty much the exact same scenario, got too intoxicated to function, and tried to enter the wrong house.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 3:26:08 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: ican'tbelieveit

You’re supposed to go out on your balcony and fire both barrels of your double barreled shot gun.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 3:29:31 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

So, is that an unfunded mandate as I don’t have a balcony? Or can I apply for a grant to build one?


5 posted on 02/22/2013 3:38:24 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: ican'tbelieveit

In Lunchbox Joe’s world, everyone has a balcony. Apply today for your grant today.


6 posted on 02/24/2013 4:01:10 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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