Thursday, August 29, 2013

Four In A Row!

A whole bunch of folks sent this story in...

Teen fatally shoots burglary suspect in grandma’s Baytown home
BAYTOWN, Texas – One burglary suspect was killed and another was listed in critical condition after a teen watching over his grandmother’s Baytown home opened fire on them, police said.

The shooting happened in the 800 block of Brentwood Drive, according to the Baytown Police Department.
The house had been broken into previously - so the teenager was asked to house-sit to keep it safe. He heard someone break in, and went to confront the intruders. They didn't think that a teenager would have the courage to pull the trigger - they were wrong. They had already robbed a house earlier that day and were continuing to break into houses, and he stopped one robbery and prevented countless further invasions.

Now, any bets on what would have happened had that young man not had a firearm? He's outnumbered by two people who have already shown a disregard for the law. Maybe they would have ignored him; maybe they would have roughed him up. In any case, I'm glad the story played out this way - although that poor young man is going to have to live with the knowledge he took a life from here on in. He had little choice, but that can't make it any easier.

It's a heck of a lot better than most of the other ways it could have gone...

Dead Goblin Count: 430

That is all.


Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

"Maybe they would have ignored him; maybe they would have roughed him up."

Maybe they would have decided they didn't want to leave a witness.

This is what burns me up about the "it's just stuff, it's not worth a life" crowd - they just don't (or won't) understand that the criminal has already made that decision. You just don't know what he has decided until he either leaves or kills you.

Waiting to find out is just stupid.

Opinionated Grump (Rich in NC) said...

It seems that those there 'choir-boys' were the sort that fall into the category of 'Needed killin'
Rich in NC