Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Man of the Cloth Edition

While it may be a virtue, Pastor Anthony Jobe isn’t a patient man when it comes to protecting himself, his family and his property. He woke up Monday morning to the sounds of someone trying to kick in a door to his Ft. Worth home. As wfaa.com tells it, “a confrontation ensued.” That’s one way to put it . . .

Upon seeing the alleged intruder, a confrontation ensued, ending with Jobe shooting the man with his handgun.

“That’s unfortunate, shooting pastor, I know,” Jobe said. “… I shoot more as a hobby and I like to go to the gun range, but this is unfortunate that this happened like this, but you have to do what you have to do to protect your family.”

Can I get an amen? Only Pastor Jobe may have gone a little farther than was strictly necessary to protect his family. The leaking lurker took off in a car but was later tracked down by Johnny Law.

Police recovered the car involved in the incident and discovered two bullet holes in the car. Investigators questioned and released two other suspects found with the car.

The good pastor may not have, you know, stopped firing when there was no longer a threat. Like when the door-kicker was speeding away in his car. We’ll see what the local prosecutor has to say about all that. In the mean time, the man of God can thank the heavens above that he lives in the Lone Star State rather than, say, the Bay State.

 

21 Responses to Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Man of the Cloth Edition

  1. avatarBrian says:

    In Texas you can use deadly force to prevent the flight of the offender after a violent felony. Maybe the car was in the line of fire since ot sounds like he was shooting towards the front door (and street). I live near Austin and work with police and sherriffs deputies and most of them would just shake your hand and send you back to bed.

    • avatarE. Zach Lee-Wright says:

      Naw, y’all don’t git it. Ya gotta tag the car so the law knows who to go after. Just helping support the local sheriff and his boys, don’t ya know.

      • avatarPeterPayne says:

        Wow thats true, XDD made my day with that Sir. There is nothing wrong with helping the Law get the guys,what good cop doesn’t miss a speeding vehicle with a bullet hole in it

  2. avatarspymyeyes says:

    LOL! I bet lil johnny nogoodnick has to get a clean pair of drawers, a new car seat, and a new windshield…hahahahahahahahah! Serves the bastard right. Too bad the good pastor was not able to put one of those rounds in the back of the guys melon and help reform the perp, texas style! Oh, and I say he showed INCREDIBLE restraint in only capping off 2 rounds at said fleeing bad guy! Even if he had to reload!!!!!

  3. avatarGS650G says:

    A black man defends his family and himself with a gun. Imagine that.

    • avatarE. Zach Lee-Wright says:

      This is Texas. Black people here have their own cultural morays distinctly different from Washington DC blacks, south Florida blacks, or south side Chicago, Watts, or Milwaukee folks.

      Don’t count on finding some entitlement bitch here. They won’t call Code Enforcement because the car in your driveway has a low tire.

      These people are independent thinkers. They don’t care about the “narrative”. They also don’t care what you think. They really don’t. They also happen to make seriously good neighbors.

      “someone out there will take you, Miss skinny legs and all”
      Joe Tex

    • avatarbruce says:

      I really like you….

  4. avatarbrian.z says:

    Who knows how long those holes had been there? Not this guy.

  5. avatarSanchanim says:

    Good for him. He stood up against those that would hurt his family. Personally I think if someone breaks into your home you can chase them shooting all the way to your property line period! In the end no one died and the bad guy got arrested.

  6. avatarTom says:

    Yipee! Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition!

  7. avatargreat unknown says:

    Impossible. Everyone knows stand-your-ground laws and the castle doctrine are racist. The good pastor must be one of them White Afro-Americans. Like Zimmerman is a White Latino.

    • avatarE. Zach Lee-Wright says:

      Alright, you will like this Great Unknown. Three years ago an immigrant student from Africa was attending high school in Omaha, Nebraska. He decided to run for African-American Student Body President. This high school has two presidents, one for the white students and one for the, er, uh, African-American students. Well, the kid won the election, fair and square. He was promptly punished by the school. Why?? you ask? Because he was from SOUTH AFRICA, of Dutch ancestry, and was a whitey. The school stripped him of his title and appointed the runner up as the “African-American” Student Body President. Fear not, tyranny is alive and well.

  8. avatarJoseph says:

    Texas law allows a person to use deadly force for someone fleeing the scene of a crime like that. The pastor was legal in continuing to fire at the actor. Sec. 9.42. DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY. A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect land or tangible, movable property:(1) if he would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.41; and(2) when and to the degree he reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary:(A) to prevent the other’s imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime, or criminal mischief during the nighttime; or(B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from escaping with the property; and(3) he reasonably believes that:(A) the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means; or(B) the use of force other than deadly force to protect or recover the land or property would expose the actor or another to a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury.

  9. avatarJOE MATAFOME says:

    This preacher doesn’t have the patience of job from the bible, and this BG learned things the hard way.

  10. avatarMark Smith says:

    Good to see that the pastor came out on top. Ft. Worth isn’t that far away, brings to mind the notion that violence isn’t always content with sticking around in a dark alley.

  11. avatarsdog says:

    thanks be to god. i love that this dude shot the getaway car too, gotta love TX.

  12. avatarJohn says:

    Hey, the way I see it, when a bad guy heads for their car I have no idea why. They might be trying to get away, or they might be going to get a rifle they have in there and I am going to try to stop that potential. If we’ve gotten to a point of deadly force confrontation, it only stops when the threat is completely gone, either through flight or the BG completely surrenders in one way or another.

  13. avatarwoodyb says:

    Way to go , Pastor Jobe.

  14. avatarIdahoPete says:

    “Upon seeing the alleged intruder, …” Alleged? When the guy was inside the pastor’s home? Gee, wonder why the media never refers to George Zimmerman as the “alleged shooter” of Trayvon Martin?

    • avatarParthenon says:

      Because Zimmerman has affirmed that he was the shooter. The question is why the word is being used here. My guess is that the journalist doesn’t know what it means.

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