A homeowner armed with a gun confronted a burglar armed with a tire iron. Guess which one ended up in the morgue. Thug Report alerts us to this incident of citizen prevailing over burglar.
It happened in Channelview, Texas, near Houston the other day, and here's an excerpt from the Chron.com article:
On Tuesday, the homeowner saw a car about 3:30 p.m. as it pulled into the driveway leading to the home in the 100 block of Cedar Lane in Channelview.
After checking with his father-in-law, who lives in another home on the same property, the man took his .45-caliber pistol and went outside to confront the man he had seen in the car, investigators said.
The man was carrying empty cases used to hold crossbows when the homeowner confronted him in the driveway.
"He pulled out his gun and ordered the suspect to stop," Rivera said. "The suspect threw the cases down and produced the tire iron."
The homeowner fired once with the pistol. He fired a second time when the man continued moving toward him.
The man got into his car then began grabbing for the pistol, Rivera said.
"They struggled for the gun and he (the homeowner) fires two or three more shots," Rivera said.
The man tried to drive away, but struck a support column for a large covered car port, causing it to partially collapse.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, Rivera said.
The sequence in the article is a little confusing. If the burglar began grabbing for the pistol only after he got into his car then the homeowner must have walked right up to him.
In any event, it proves once again that crime doesn't pay. Burglary, fun and profitable, but the retirement plan sucks.
We can't let this one go without a link to a must-see video titled home alone. It's a commercial for a shooting range but it's also a spoof of an alarm company commercial. It serves as a good reminder that each of us is our own first line of defense.