Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cruisin' Right Along...

Danno and Gerry both sent this addition in.

Yuma homeowner fatally shoots intruder
YUMA, Ariz. — Authorities in Yuma are investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old man who may have tried to break into a home.

Yuma County sheriff’s officials say deputies responded to a home about 1:30 a.m. Monday on a report of a possible intruder inside the house.
1:30 in the morning. On Monday morning. That's not a drunk kid coming home from a party, folks. That's someone breaching the sanctity of another person's castle. And in this case, he paid for his transgression with his life. That's what happens when you play stupid games - sometimes you win stupid prizes, like a "Game Over" for your life. The math is really simple: Don't want to get shot dead at 19? Don't break into people's houses.

On several of my DGC additions, people alleging to be friends of the deceased have commented to the effect of their friend was drunk/high/confused and wasn't breaking in/thought he was in a different house/was mistaken. He was just turning his life around/didn't deserve to die/wouldn't hurt a fly and we're all jerks/@$$holes/ghouls for celebrating his earlier termination.

You know what? Tough luck, bunkie. If your friend can't hold his liquor, he shouldn't be out drinking. If he's that irresponsible that he'll pound on any random door, perhaps you shouldn't have let him walk home alone. I'm sorry that your friend lost his life, but I don't fault the homeowner one bit - they don't have a magic detector that tells them that the inebriated 6' tall 20-something violently banging on their door is merely a drunken college student rather than a violent psychopath.

And, quite frankly, when it comes to uninvited and unknown people letting themselves into my house, I'm not all that picky about the nuances - just the caliber...

Dead Goblin Count: 405

That is all.

5 comments:

Old NFO said...

"May" have? No, he DID try to break in...

Skul said...

"And, quite frankly, when it comes to uninvited and unknown people letting themselves into my house, I'm not all that picky about the nuances - just the caliber..."
My first smile of the morning.
I think I'll steal that.

Robert said...

Seeing that dynamic play out here. Drunk/high local guy lets himself into the house next door at oh-dark-thirty. To be fair, he recently moved there and the house were almost identical. When the cop arrived, our bad boy's struggle with the homeowner had progressed outside to the front lawn. He wouldn't lie down and stay when ordered and charged the cop. He's dead months now and we're still having candlelight vigils and more agitation for yet another investigation even after the Feds said justified. Sheesh.

Cormac said...

Here's another addition!!

http://www.wyff4.com/news/north-carolina-news/deputies-mother-son-shoot-kill-intruder/-/9695846/20315826/-/8kxb1iz/-/index.html

They even managed to throw in an unrelated "scary" picture and a propaganda line at the end of an article about about a DGU...

Daniel in Brookline said...

"He was just turning his life around / didn't deserve to die".

That sort of comment always makes me think of "The Bridge of San Luis Rey".