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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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!