Thursday, April 18, 2013

Two In A Row...

Barron sends in the latest addition from his corner of the world...

Enumclaw homeowner kills intruder; second sought
An Enumclaw-area homeowner fired several shotgun rounds at two intruders today, killing one of them, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Cindi West says a second intruder fled in an SUV of the homeowner’s daughter. The vehicle is described as a gray 2002 Ford Explorer with license-plate number 249ZCL. West said that the homeowner shot out the passenger window of the SUV and may have wounded the fleeing intruder. The shooting occurred in the 48100 block of 323rd Avenue Southeast.
See? More folks taking Vice President Biden's tactical advice to heart and getting a shotgun for home defense! I doubt it's a double barrel, though, if he fired multiple shots. I'm not 100% sure about the shooting out the window of the car as they left - but then again, they may very well have been pointing a gun at the homeowner.

Barron points out that the area is a little *ahem* rural (he says there's no truth to the rumor this scene was filmed there) and that it's a bit surprising someone would try a break-in here. There's any number of reasons - they were desperate, they thought no one would be around, or - as happened in New Hampshire not that long ago - they decided to find an isolated house and cause trouble.

Fortunately, Mssr. Mossberg gave them cause to re-think their felonious ways...

Dead Goblin Count: 389

That is all.


Motor-T said...

I don't know about Washington, but here in Texas deadly force can be used to stop someone from fleeing after committing a violent felony.


(2) when and to the degree he reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary:

(B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from escaping with the property; and

(3) he reasonably believes that:

(A) the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means; or

(B) the use of force other than deadly force to protect or recover the land or property would expose the actor or another to a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury.

Anonymous said...

isn't shoooting out the window,I assume they were fleeing,like shooting someone in the back? I know chasing and shooting a suspect after the threat has ended is illegal here in AZn

phssthpok said...

Maybe not Deliverance...but other films were made...