I wanted to share this story because it usually doesn't play out this well for the homeowner during a home invasion but this time it did for sure. The suspects were caught because the homeowner shot one of the criminals during the crime.
The reason I say it doesn't usually play out this way is because a home invasion has the element of surprise and getting to a loaded weapon after being basically bum rushed, is not an easy thing to do if you have kids. I mean can you leave a loaded gun out where you can get to it fast with kids in the home? Not generally. Check out the story.
Defensive action taken by a victim of an armed home invasion appeared to help lead to the arrests of four people when an eventual suspect turned up at a hospital with a gunshot wound shortly after the crime.
Topeka police Capt. Brian Desch on Wednesday said a man suffering from a gunshot wound arrived by private vehicle early Tuesday at a local hospital while officers were en route to the 1300 block of S. Kansas Avenue on a report of an armed break-in by three white men.
That man, along with a woman who went to the hospital with him, subsequently were taken to the Law Enforcement Center to be questioned about the break-in, Desch said….More at Wounding of intruder aids in arrest of home invaders – Topeka Capital Journal
Like I said, it went very well for the homeowner and I am glad he hopefully taught these idiots that being a scumbag criminal is a dangerous occupation to choose.
- Springfield Man Sentenced in June 2011 Home Invasion, Shooting – OzarksFirst.com
- Mother, daughter hide in closet during home invasion near Tomball – KHOU
I personally prefer to have multiple weapons in various parts of the house that I can get to quickly if needed. Things like large pepper sprays on the wall like a fire extinguisher and also a retractable steel baton or two, all in easy to get access.
Now people say this is just being paranoid but I would rather have the weapons and never need them then the other way around. Homeowners are often beaten, raped and killed during home invasions so it seems smart to err on the side of caution.
As you can see in the video, things can go bad for men or women when these types of criminals force their way into your home. Does my idea still seem so paranoid?
Sheriff's office seeking two home invasion suspects – Shreveport Times http://t.co/oBYmNS3W
— WorkingHomeGuy (Marty C K) (@WorkingHomeGuy) Sat Aug 18 2012
If you have any information on the crime linked to in the above tweet, be sure you notify police cause these people need to be arrested.
— __BJ_ (b j scott) (@__BJ_) Sat Aug 18 2012
It kills me when someone who has the world by the preverbial balls, does stupid things like this and throws it all away for nothing.