As reported, a Pensacola, Florida homeowner used his gun to stop an early morning burglar.
Police say that at about 2:00AM on Friday morning, a burglar broke in to a garage on 46th Avenue in Pensacola. The homeowner reportedly noticed the burglar and fired in self defense, striking the burglar and sending him fleeing. Staff a nearby hospital alerted the Sheriff’s office after a man with a gunshot checked in under a fake name, according to news reports. The suspect confessed, and was taken into custody and charged with burglary and petty theft, according to police.
Home invasions are a deadly threat to the occupants of a home. The criminals who commit such crimes often murder, shoot, stab, torture, kidnap, and permanently injure their victims. The result is that the lives of law abiding, innocent people can be ended or ruined in an instant, all because of a criminal’s desire to make a quick buck.
By the time the police respond to a 911 call, the crime in question may very well have been completed. Even the best circumstances, the police are minutes away, while a shooting, rape, murder, robbery, home invasion, or other violent crime can take place in just seconds. Luckily, this homeowner had a gun for self defense, and as a result was able to save himself.