Skip to comments.Homeowner Opens Fire On Home Invaders(FL)
Posted on 07/28/2010 5:07:07 AM PDT by marktwain
POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- A Polk County homeowner fought back against armed home invaders and may have killed one of them.
Investigators say three men with bandanas over their faces kicked in the front door and tied up the four residents on Sunday.
The homeowner freed himself, grabbed a gun and opened fire on the crooks.
The suspects fled the scene, but 30 minutes later Osceola County deputies received a call about a body in front of a vacant home in Kissimmee. The body turned out to be 25-year-old Berthony Pascal. Investigators believe he was one of the men involved in the home invasion.
"Our neighborhoods had a few instances of things but it usually comes from the outside in. Obviously, in this case, it's done the same thing," said Tom Franklin, resident.
Polk County Sheriffs Office detectives arrested 32-year-old Steeve Vernet Monday and was charged with armed burglary of a dwelling, robbery with a firearm and second-degree murder.
Authorities are still searching for the other suspect involved.
None of the residents were injured.
The homeowner who opened fire will likely not face charges.
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If the homeowner did this in New York City, Bloomberg would see to it that he shared the same prison cell as Platico Burress!
Well, Berthony Pascal won’t be invading any homes anymore. Always nice to see the criminal element removed permanently.
Is Berthony a Biblical name?
Berthony is the Florida dialect spelling of Blaise translated from the French
Only in Black liberation theology...
Dude! Vous êtes absolument correct! Avec cornichons.
was it the intruders weapon, or was it the owners? for all we know, this homeowner was one who “don’t believe in guns” but found out that guns do exist. With a little practice, the homeowner could have bagged all of them.
Good. Home invaders need to be shot and killed.
Don't forget the taxidermy part and displaying the stuffed corpse to deter others.
Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.
That translates to :You are correct. With pickles.
I had an image of these criminals trying to break into a house but instead the floor opens up dropping them in a deep pit.
Myself I also approve of an entry corridor that absolutely will not allow the main house door to open unless the outer door is shut, but if the home is under attack both doors clamp down hard denying exit in this reinforced corridor thats lined with ballistic material. Options may include electrical charges or gas submission devices.
Just tackin' their hide to the fence works just as well...
True. But it smells to high heaven and the flies get awful! Besides, when they are stuffed you can put them in funny positions repeatedly.
I agree with your sentiment, but a more practical approach might be reinforced entry doors, alarm system, large dogs and a weapon within easy reach in every room.
Good, one more young punk off the streets! Now what are we going to do about the illegal alien criminals?
Neah. I’d just want their weapons to display over my mantle with little brass plaques: “Seized by force of arms from a miscreant on such and such a day.”
How about a little bandanna-shaped notch on the butt of the gun?
Too bad he won’t be responding. :)
His Grandmother says he was a good boy and always nice to her. He gave her nice gifts occasionally such as earrings, watches and necklaces. /s
And he might have been troubled, but it’s a shame because he was just beginning to turn his life around.
Well, he turned it around all right. Now he’s deceased.
Small tidbits I didn’t know till today.
Johnny Lee (Calhoun) and Horace Stewart (Lightnin’) both provided voices in the Walt Disney film Song of the South in 1946. Johnny did the voice of Br’er Rabbit and Horace was heard as Br’er Bear.
I first saw SOS in Miami 1946 with my Dad and Brothers. It is still a damn good movie. Too bad One cannot buy it!