Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


Happy Ending

I can't find that I originally covered this story...but that's okay, because it has a happy ending, and is worth covering now.

Back in January, a homeowner was taking a mid-day nap when he heard a window break in his kitchen.  Upon investigation, he found someone crawling in the kitchen window with a hammer in his hand.  A shot was fired from his .38 revolver, and when it became clear that the victim was no longer a threat, he called 911 to report the break-in. 

It was officially announced today that the shooting was justifiable self-defence.  That feels like a LONG time to twist in the wind...over 6 months.  I guess there was a little sticking point over the fact the homeowner originally said he fired 1 shot, but the would-be burgler died of multiple gunshot wounds. 

Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roe sums it up pretty well:

"Burglaries are a dangerous business,"

Amen.  And it's our job to keep them that way.

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