Skip to comments.Thief Shot and Killed With AR-15 After Burglarizing Oregon Home
Posted on 03/05/2013 10:29:18 AM PST by Impala64ssa
But You Wont Believe How It Happened
Police in Polk County, Ore. found a suspected burglar dead inside a stolen truck Sunday morning. They say he burglarized a home twice the night before, stealing several items, including two guns.
In a statement, investigators said 19-year-old Genaro Hernandez Mendoza of West Salem, Ore. was heading to his familys farm when he broke into a home on Independence Highway and stole several items. He then returned to the farm and hid the stolen items behind a barn.
Police say he then stole a pickup truck and returned to the same home he had already burglarized to steal more items, including a shotgun and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
Detective John Williams says investigators found a shotgun and the rifle Sunday morning, side by side on the passenger-side floorboard of a stolen farm truck, barrels pointed at the driver.
Williams says it appears that a lever on the shotgun got into the trigger guard of the rifle. When the truck hit a bump in the road, the rifle fired once, striking and killing Mendoza in a freak accident.
However, Sheriff Bob Wolfe said police are still investigating the incident to make sure no other parties were involved in the burglary. He added that it seemed clear that Mendozas death was accidental and the result of failing to safely store the weapons he stole.
Farm owner sued for not having trigger lock. I can see it coming.
I’m sure he was a nice guy who was turning his life around.
Was he even here legally?
You see, you see, guns DO jump up and kill, unprovoked.
the jokes write themselves. I will refrain from saying anything else heh.
I would say they were provoked!
Ripped by force from their comfortable home... they fought back!
I would think that the authorities may be able to levy a conspiracy charge against the AR-15 and the shotgun to commit this heinous crime.
But then, I’m not a lawyer and have not played one on TV.
Can’t wait for this case to show up on Court TV.
But will they be returned to the rightful owner?
And some leftist politician is going to seize on this as evidence that AR’s are dangerous just sitting there.
Well SlowJoe is right about the utility of those shotguns.
What’s Spanish for karma?
Hmm. That was simple enough. Bing translator says:
¿Qué es español para el karma?
Hey, you’re not my owner! Bang!
Them pesky guns, acting up all by themselves, again.
Must have been something in the re fried beans.
Hey, guns don't kill, trucks do! Who cleans up the stolen truck? Hopefully before it's returned to the legal owner!
Like the old saying goes, “Bad Decisions Make Great Stories”.
“Instant Karma gonna get you...”
“The man wrapped in chains was discovered drowned in the river”
The sheriff commented “it appears he stole more chains than he could swim with”