Texas burglary suspect calls 911 on homeowner with gun
A Texas burglary suspect dialed 911 early Tuesday morning to report that an armed homeowner was threatening to shoot him, MyFoxDFW.com reported.
James Gerow, the homeowner, told the station that he awoke and discovered a man wearing a dark hoodie inside his Springtown, Texas home. Springtown is a small city Northwest of Fort Worth.The story later says the goblin admitted to "bad intentions", which certainly doesn't sound good but I wonder if it's just a legal term - like to differentiate between someone who was drunk and walked into the wrong house and an actual burgular. Apparently Gerow grabbed his gun and chased the dude outside, where he and his sons held him at gunpoint until the police arrived. Goblin apparently called 911 to report that men were pointing guns at him, which probably helped the response time, since Gerow's wife had already called 911 as well.
Now, here's the thing. In another state - like, say, the Volksrepublik where we "discourage self-help", Gerow could possibly have found himself in legal trouble for pointing a gun at the dude outside of the home. Since this is Texas, the most he's going to have to deal with is too many people driving by his house honking and waving in support... I suppose it's possible that an overzealous DA might try to charge him with threatening or something, but the odds of it sticking in TX are about as good as the "you've won a $1,000 gift card, just text here" message I got earlier today.
And you gotta love the answer the goblin gave to the responding officer when asked why he was in the house. "I'm unlucky". No, genius, you are VERY lucky that homeowner didn't put two right between your running lights and call for a cleanup crew. Even in extremely anti-gun, anti-self-defense states like Massachusetts or California, someone being inside your house in the middle of the night armed with a weapon is a good shoot all day long.
Face it, Chumley, you got caught being stupid and you're going to jail for it. Numbnuts.
That is all.