Skip to comments.IN:Homeowner shares story on holding invader at gunpoint
Posted on 04/27/2013 10:42:48 AM PDT by marktwain
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
An Evansville man who held two home invasion suspects at gunpoint until police arrived shared his story with 14 News.
It happened about 10:30 on Wednesday night in the 1,000 block of Idlewild Drive.
22-year-old Paul Lukac and 24-year-old Justin Henschen are accused of breaking into John and Matt Fugate's home, but those two suspects had no idea what was waiting for them.
A threat on his family, turned the soft-spoken Matt Fugate, into an armed protector.
Matt was behind his bedroom door when out of nowhere, he says two men kicked in the front door of his Idlewild Drive home.
"I raced for the gun vault and had my gun in my hand in 5-seconds and then answered the door," says Matt.
His brother John's 911 call explains what happened next.
"I just had somebody kick down my door, and my brother has him at gunpoint on the floor," John tells the 911-operator.
Matt says the suspects were surprised and with no other options didn't move until police arrived. For two-long-minutes, Matt's pistol stayed locked on his targets loaded and at the ready.
(Excerpt) Read more at 14news.com ...
The thing about getting older is it takes longer to get to one of my firearms. The solution was obvious. I need more firearms in order to lessen the time.
I suspect the home invaders were “frequent flyers” enough to know that prison is a better alternative to the Medical Examiner’s office. I also note that the charges reflect they were armed, but did not draw on him.
For even quicker police response, tell dispatch to send the coroner, ‘cause there’s going to be a dead (brief description of the perp) on my floor if he dares to move.
The father of one of my ship mates was a South American ambassador. He had a firearm within reach everywhere in his residence. He even had a pistol in the shower.
Never forget liberals want this man not to be able to protect his family...
He even had a pistol in the shower.