Skip to comments.NE:Homeowner Holds Thieves At Gunpoint
Posted on 07/12/2013 4:25:29 AM PDT by marktwain
The hot weather prompted the Davis family to cookout Sunday, July 7th. But the cookout ended when their dog Scooby started barking toward their backyard.
"When I came around the corner there was a vehicle parked right out here in our alley, and I hadn't noticed at first but there was a guy completely under the hood of my husbands truck," said Jaynessa Davis, homeowner.
Two men the Davis' had never seen before were rummaging under the hood of their truck.
"When she said what are you doing, he said oh we are just trying to get a battery," said Dan Davis, homeowner.
Seeing they were trying to steal, Jaynessa called for her husband. But the suspects pulled out a hatchet.
"I come out here and I grab a broom handle and get the guys to drop the hatchet and then after that I had my daughter go get the gun for me," said Davis.
Davis pointed the gun at the suspects telling them not to move. He said the suspects doubted his seriousness for a second, but their attitudes changed with one move.
"I cocked the gun and told them, you wanna bet, run," said Davis.
They didn't run, but waited 40 minutes for law enforcement to arrive.
(Excerpt) Read more at wowt.com ...
I base that on the forend shape, what can be seen of the ejection port, and the lack of scope groves on the receiver.
Fairly close observation. Ramp sight also gives it away.
He did two things wrong:
1. He confronted the threat without a round ready in the chamber. (He had to “cock” it)
2. He threatened to shoot them if they ran, and repeated that remark to a reporter. Despite the law, best not to shoot a fleeing property thief in the back in an alley . Hurts your defense in a civil suit.
Otherwise good outcomes.
40 minutes for LEO to arrive in a citizen with a firearm incident. Wow!
>> I come out here and I grab a broom handle and get the guys to drop the hatchet
Duh. You don’t bring a hatchet to a broom handle fight!
holding a suspect at gunpoint, the potential charge is not just unlawful restraint but kidnapping
Yes. Thats my reaction. I sure would like to know where this is without taking the chance in opening the link
My computer freezes too often. Have it in the shop even now
Ill get flamed anyway
With the Zimmerman thing going on its hard to face that cops dont want to doeverything they can to work with their homeowners who want to protect their prperty and like to have their guns but either dont want to use it or dont want do deal w aftermath
The only broom handle he should have been holding would have been a Mauser.
I sure would like to know where this is
Got a previous for Blake Maslonka, cited for possession of marijuana-less than an ounce in 2012.
40 minutes for the police to respond in the small town of Cedar Bluffs? This is one of the reasons why people want to own guns, to protect themselves and their families, because the police can’t respond quickly enough in an emergency.
I thinks is a internet joke, but it is still appropriate:
A man and his wife are getting ready to go to bed for the night and the husband sees lights out the back door in his shed. He looks closer and sees two men with flashlights removing tools and equipment from the shed to steal. He retrieves his gun and starts to head out the back door when his wive pleads with him to call the police first. He relents and calls them. After relating the facts that there was burglary in progress at his home, the police tell him that they are very busy and can’t come out right away, maybe up to 45 minutes. He hangs up but becomes upset with the response by the police, so the man calls them again and says there is no need to hurry. That he has shot and kill the two burglars. Within two minutes, eight squad cars come roaring up to his house and arrest the two burglars.
A supervisor comes over to the homeowner and asks, “I thought you said on the phone that you had shot and killed these two guys?”
To which the homeowner replied, “And I thought you said you were too busy to come out right away!”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.