Skip to comments.Korean War vet shoots intruder inside home
Posted on 05/09/2012 7:39:43 AM PDT by DFG
ELIZABETH, Pa. (AP) Police say an 84-year-old western Pennsylvania man wounded a home invasion suspect with the gun he carried in the Korean War.
Elizabeth Township police say 25-year-old Raymond Hiles was captured not long after trying to break into Fred Ricciutti's home early Tuesday morning.
Ricciutti tells WPXI-TV (http://bit.ly/JdVDJ1 ) he heard Hiles break a window and then confronted him, firing a single shot that grazed Hiles' neck.
Investigators say Hiles was arrested a few blocks away, carrying a screwdriver and a stun gun. He's being held on $100,000 bail on charges including criminal trespass and burglary.
Online court records don't list an attorney for Hiles.
Authorities say they don't expect to bring any charges against Ricciutti.
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Authorities say they don’t expect to bring any charges against Ricciutti
Awww, ain’t that nice. The “authorities” are allowing Ricciutti to defend himself.
It should be noted that the people placed Mr. Ricciutti in legal jeapordy by breaking into his home.
Nope, it was the guy’s right to shoot. PA Castle Law protects him. He can not be sued for it either. Too bad he did not go for body mass.
Note to Self-Defenders:
Fill your sights before you pull the trigger!
No need to shoot early if you’re not looking down the barrel of the perp’s weapon.
Practice “point shooting”!
You can do it with an empty weapon, so the only cost is time.
> Do not mess with old veterans.
I may be an old veteran now, but 30 years ago I was a younger veteran. One summer evening, during a time when we were having a lot of local break-ins, I saw a person moving trash cans around outside of the home across the street; so I watched. When the guy broke the window and began to crawl inside, I ran over and put a 12ga. shotgun in his back and asked him if he lived there (I knew he didn’t). I was almost ready to call the cops to pick the guy up when the actual owner of the home (a nice Italian fellow wearing a business suit) showed up with two of his associates. The owner asked me what was going on and I explained that his house was being burglarized. He told me that he would personally deliver the offender to the local police station; then he, the offender and his two associates left in their Lincoln. He came over and thanked me the next day.
The local break-ins stopped.
I was pointing out that the journalist by saying no charges are expected is speaking from and too a set of expectations and deference to civil authority.
Did the police station ever mention getting the delivery?....heh heh heh see what I’m saying?
I sorta think they took that guy for a ride, but NOT to the police station;)
“Take the cannoli, leave the gun” LOL
It's rough going through life with artificial knees.