Skip to comments.Violent home invader shot by armed homeowner
Posted on 01/05/2010 4:28:05 AM PST by marktwain
A Houston, TX homeowner reportedly used his shotgun to save himself and his wife from a violent burglar.
Police say that the husband and wife, who own a home on Cloverleaf Street in Houston, were awakened by the sound of breaking glass and their home security system siren. The wife reportedly noticed an intruder, and yelled for her husband to grab his shotgun. Shotgun in hand, the husband is said to have seen a burglar dressed in black, who was brandishing a fire extinguisher. The husband reportedly fired one shot in self defense, hitting the burglar in the hip and causing him to scream then flee. Police are said to have found a suspect, who was reportedly identified as 17 year old Mark Galvan, laying in a neighbor's yard and suffering from a gunshot wound. Galvan was reportedly taken in to custody, treated for his wounds, and then charged with burglary.
As this case shows, it is not wise to trust one's life to the hope that a violent burglar will flee upon hearing an alarm. A burglar may decide that although the alarm is sounding, they can complete their crime in the (at least) several minutes that it will take for the police to arrive. Or, the criminal could be a drug user or mentally disturbed person who is simply not amenable to reason. Regardless of the criminal's underlying motive, the net result can be unarmed citizens harmed in their own home by a violent burglar.
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Mark got to pay for dem tires on dat slammed car. Da 18” rims and Alpine sound ain’t cheap, yo.
This one brought a fire extinguisher to the gun fight.
“it is not wise to trust one’s life to the hope that a violent burglar will flee upon hearing an alarm. “
But the Brinks commercials always show it that way.
Sounds like the homeowner’s weapon was loaded with birdshot. Double-ought buck or rifled slugs people! No sense having the best home defense weapon available with ammo that won’t get the job done.
The Brinks commercials also portray all burglars as lone white guys, too.
That is a great looking shotgun rack. I have a bed that stands high off the floor and could use something like that. Where did you find it?
doesn’t specify how much shot hit the perp, and how much hit the house either ;-)
Armed citizen ping
Here’s the web site for that neat little gun rack ..
I like your tagline ... ((My baloney has a first name, it’s B-A-R-A-K. My baloney has a second name, it’s O-B-A-M-A).
Now make a slight change and sing it to the same tune ..
(My phoney has a first name, it’s B-A-R-A-K. My phoney has a second name, it’s O-B-A-M-A)
Those commercials irritate the hell out of me, especially the one where the “man of the house” runs back into the bedroom and shuts the door. That’s his whole plan for protecting his family? The burglar just busted through an exterior door; how long is it going to take him to get through an interior door? The one with the woman and little girl in the back yard isn’t any better. Who really sets their alarm every time they walk into the house?
I think one of my daughters brought that loser A.J. home for dinner once.
Thanks and glad another home invader gets an armed welcome!
They also show all the invaders to be white guys. Apparently only white guys run when they hear the alarm.
I really like this a lot! But I’m going to have to switch sides on the bed to make it work.
I’m thinking I could make one of these.