Thursday, May 16, 2013

I Think They Used The Wrong Word There...

NH Mom Confronts Intruder In Daughter’s Bedroom
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Police say a Concord man has been arrested on charges of burglary and sexual assault after a woman says she woke up and found a man in her daughter’s bedroom.

Police say 42-year-old David Mandigo was arrested Friday at his home after a daylong investigation.
Three o'clock in the morning I find a guy my age in my daughter's bedroom, the word "confronts" wouldn't be in the sentence. "Beat into a reddish brown smear", perhaps. "Shot 48 times with six different calibers", maybe. I walk into my daughter's room and find a man there, I guarantee you he will not be walking out of my house. Something tells me that, even in Massachusetts where self-help is actively discouraged, it would be difficult to find a jury of my peers that would convict me.

It sounds like the woman was surprised to find the man there and when she opened the door, he stopped his assault and ran away. She - and her daughter - were extremely lucky. Had he been a violent sort, this story could have ended much, much worse. I don't think she realized what she was in for when she opened the door to her daughter's room - but the fact that something told her she needed to check should have also clued her to arm herself...

Now, if my wife woke me up and told me she thought that someone was in our daughter's bedroom, I would grab the closest items at hand and investigate. I wouldn't bother to get dressed. So imagine the look on the guy's face when an irate, six foot tall shaved head biker looking dude in boxers shows up with a 5 D-cell Maglite in one hand and a Cold Steel Kukri in the other.

I'd have to hope my son catches the episode on video...

That is all.

6 comments:

B said...

Not a firearm?

Dave H said...

B: With kids in the house I'd have the guns locked up when I'm not using or carrying them. But a flashlight and a Louisville Slugger are appropriate anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Princess, we're going to have to paint your room to cover up all the blood that leaked out of that bad man.

What color would you like?

Gerry

JRebel said...

Yeah, I'd pay to see the video Jay. My bet would be that it makes "300" seem positively PG by comparison.

GreyLocke said...

Someone in one of my kids rooms without my knowing about it that late at night? Definitely repainting.

Jay G said...

B,

There's two reasons. One, the guns are locked up. If someone is in my daughter's room, I don't want to waste even a second.

Secondly, there's a man my age in my 10 year old daughter's room at 3 in the morning? There is simply no need for a gun.

HULK SMASH!