When Charles Robbins of Daytona Beach woke up to hear someone prying his door open, he picked up his handgun. And as the door opened Robbins dropped him in his tracks with one through the brisket. Tyler Orshoski, career criminal, had chosen the wrong house to burgle. . .
“In my opinion he was well within his rights,” (Police Chief Mike) Chitwood said of the shooter.
Chitwood said the homeowner awoke to the sound of an intruder and grabbed a pistol. As the burglar began to open the door, the man fired once. The bullet went through the door, striking Orshoski in the abdomen. He died on the porch outside the door, never gaining entry into the residence, the chief said. Orshoski has a long local arrest record.
The 82-year-old Robbins evidently lives in a challenging neighborhood. Which makes his decision to arm himself all the more rational.
Residents in the neighborhood were saddened but not surprised by the incident.
“This is the second time within a year I have woken up with crime scene tape around my house,” said Dawn Tharpe. “It is very scary what is happening around here.”
Good for Mr. Robbins. We’re more than happy to present our DGUTD award to him and hope he never has to be a candidate for another.