Thursday, September 5, 2013

And Another One!

Shane W. sends in the latest addition to the DGC:

Northland homeowner with shotgun kills intruder after string of carjackings, break-ins
A Kansas City, North man awoke abruptly early Wednesday when he heard two loud bangs in his garage, directly beneath his bedroom.

He grabbed his shotgun, ran down the stairs and opened the door to the garage to investigate while his wife and 18-month-old baby stayed upstairs, according to neighbors and police.
Hmmm. Heard noises, went to investigate. Minus points for not calling police, but plus points for grabbing a tool for self defense. He had amazing self-control, in that he refrained from shooting the goblin even as they struggled over the gun. It wasn't until the guy reached for something in his jacket - that the homeowner very reasonably assumed was a gun - that he pulled the trigger.

Note to goblins: Don't want to get shot? Don't struggle with the armed homeowner and then reach into your jacket pocket like you're going for a weapon. I mean, obviously, if you stay the hell out of houses that aren't yours, it's a non-issue, but if you simply must break into houses, drop to the ground in the fetal position and moan "please don't kill me" when challenged.

If you plan on fighting someone holding a shotgun, don't be surprised when multiple holes appear in your torso.

Dead Goblin Count: 434

That is all.


Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

"Minus points for not calling police"

Meh. He may have been thinking that something just fell over, and just grabbed the shotgun "just in case" (good thing!). I know I'd hate to call the cops and find out it was just the cat knocking something over.

Jay G said...

You'll notice I didn't say "minus a lot of points"... :)

This is one of those situations where I think "what I should do" and "what I'd most likely actually do" are separate things.

YES, if you hear a loud, unfamiliar noise that you suspect might be someone breaking into your house, you really should call the police.

However, if you're woken out of a sound sleep, and aren't really sure if a) you heard a noise or dreamt it; or b) it's a burglar or just the recycling bin falling over (again); you may not want to involve the authorities if not necessary...

TOTWTYTR said...

Joe Biden will be disappointed that he didn't just fire through a door or into the air and actually used a shot gun to shoot an invader.