As reported, a man in Woodland, Washington reportedly held a pair of burlgars at gunpoint and had one of them call the police on himself.
Police say that a man in a rural portion of Woodland, WA noticed that someone had broken into his home, which had been in his family for generations, sometime last week. Checking in on the home on Monday, he noticed that the intruders had returned, according to news reports. The man is said to have held a pair of burglars at gunpoint, making one of them call the police on himself and his accomplice. Police reportedly arrived to arrest the suspects, and no one was injured.
As an added bonus, according to the news report:
A spokesperson for Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office says the citizens’ arrest is an example of the benefits of someone arming themselves safely, legally and with proper training.
This is yet another example of a gun being used for self defense – without a single shot being fired. Anti gun statistics don’t count such uses, despite the fact that the vast majority of the 2.5 million defensive gun uses each year don’t result in the gun being fired at all. The fact is that guns stop crime and save lives, often without the need to fire a single shot.