“‘From what we’re looking at right now, it would definitely be a case of self defense.’ (Melbourne, Florida Police Sgt. Sheridan) Shelley said. ‘When you have armed intruders entering your home, you do have that right to defend yourself.'” Yep, even in Florida. Still. Sorry, Mr. Attorney General. When Mike Augenti heard his girlfriend shriek, he ran toward the front door. There he saw as many as four men, some armed, barreling into his house . . .

He drew his handgun.

Within moments, the invaders — one grazed by a bullet — had fled, a dog was wounded and Augenti, his girlfriend and their infant daughter were left scared and shocked.

Ah, home carry. It makes it so much easier to get to your heater when it’s already sleeping right there, comfy in its holster on your hip.

The po-po found one gun abandoned in Augenti’s yard. Employing advanced investigative techniques, they then waited at local hospitals until – shazam! – Bobby Culler was dropped off at the ER by two other doods. Bobby had somehow developed a hole in his arm. Here’s the shocking part, though: Cullers had an open warrant for his arrest, with pending cases against him for burglary and resisting police. I know, right?

Police caught up with the two men who dropped Culler off. Shelley said one of them, the driver, was released. Investigators are working to determine whether the driver was involved in the original crime.

The passenger, identified by police as Leonard Valentine, was arrested. Valentine, 18, is charged with armed burglary and a violation of probation.

Wait, another felon involved? Will wonders never cease?

71 Responses to Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Home Carry is Handy Edition

    • No, he does not look at all like Obama, but I know what you mean. On the other hand, he and all of the other undereducated, semi-literate, unskilled, undisciplined, almost-feral yutes of his genre are the illegitimate children of Obama and the Left, who collectively condemn him and his to a life of low expectation, welfare, hopelessness and violence.

      • So true. Children of the mid-sixties (failed) ‘Great Society’.
        Welcome to libtard (democrat) Hell.
        Liberalism is a mental disorder.

        • It should be apparent by now that these social policies and the passions that drive them [modern liberals] contradict all that is rational in human relating, and they are therefore irrational in themselves. But the faulty conceptions that lie behind these passions cannot be viewed as mere cognitive slippage.

          The degree of modern liberalism’s irrationality far exceeds any misunderstanding that can be attributed to faulty fact gathering or logical error.

          Indeed, under careful scrutiny, liberalism’s distortions of the normal ability to reason can only be understood as the product of psychopathology.

          So extravagant are the patterns of thinking, emoting, behaving and relating that characterize the liberal mind that its relentless protests and demands become understandable only as disorders of the psyche. The modern liberal mind, its distorted perceptions and its destructive agenda are the product of disturbed personalities. — Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr. MD, The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.

      • Liberalism is a SELF INFLICTED mental disorder.I can prove it.Liberals still love gun free zone schools. But they refuse to put the sign on their own front lawn.That is well thought out and purposefull on their part.Therefore they are willing and premeditated hypocrites.Like I said self inflicted.They put their ideology ahead of their own childs safety.

        • That is because socialist anti-gun tewits do not have gun free zones in their homes. They have guns, CC permits and even armed guards on top of monitored sucurity systems.

          In their mindset it is OK for them, but not everyone else. Becasue they know their own legaly-illegal-legal acts against their fellow countrymen may well one day come knocking on their perverbial door.

          An evil perpetrators mind is synonymous irregardless of stocial status. Those that possess power of legislational capability only differ because they are their own source of indignant validation. They transcribe and circumnavigate intent of law through loopholes and back room meetings.

      • It is racist to fear an entire race simply because of skin colour. It is NOT ‘racist’ to loathe an individual of that race because of his behavior. It is common sense to take percentages and logic into account when deciding whether a particular group with specific narrow parameters has a propensity toward violence and criminal behavior.

      • No one mentioned race except you Dave.The bible says “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

  1. I think that it’s racist of you to use that photograph of the alleged suspect; Don’t you have one with him just a few years younger, and a bit smaller and thinner, and perhaps not quite so ‘tan’? Maybe one with him smiling and holding a puppy or a cute stuffed animal? Maybe in a Boy Scout uniform?

    I also want to know from his mother or a close family friend if he was trying to turn his life around, or he’d suffered a recent tragedy, or if his childhood was unpleasant, or if his school was underfunded.

    If I have this information, I can make an informed decision on whether or not he deserved to be shot for accidentally entering someone’s home with three boyhood chums (who, unbeknownst to him, carried weapons) when he became disoriented on a trip home from a nearby convenience store and mistakenly entered the wrong house in a rather hurried manner, as is his wont. /sarc

    • Not to mention bringing up his history of prior unfortunate choices. His background shouldn’t matter–mentioning it will only give folks the wrong idea about the lad.

      • John and Bill,

        Y’all have warmed the cockles of my heart. As a cynical a$$, I want you to know that I appreciate your finely developed sarcasm, which is often one of the best responses to the preponderance of BS in this world.

    • If that were indeed parody, instead of reality, I’d be able to laugh. As it is, I’m shaking my head and asking, “Which episode of Twilight Zone am I in?”

    • @john in AK, you forgot to throw in sum children from Connecticut in the background, ya know…..like how EVERY politician does when they want to get their way

  2. Once again, dead and lifeless eyes. No hope, and little chance for change. Expect his next mugshot to include a teardop tattoo under his left eye.

  3. Maybe, just maybe, the address was “711” and they were just looking for skittles and a soft drink. Total misunderstanding here!

  4. Why are there so many white racists in Florida?

    Why can’t they just follow Commissar Holder’s advice and fulfill their duty to retreat?

    Can’t we all just get along?

  5. You guys are all just racist, gun-toting, extremists. That poor child is the victim of gun violence. It just jumped right out of that holster and shot him! As we all know, guns are the cause of all crime, and they are never used by private citizens to defend themselves.
    But seriously, there are far too many flesh wounds in DGU stories here. Train with your defensive weapons people!!

    • If there were four bastards that looked like that coming at me in a confined space I would honestly want buckshot or a rifle. Practical and satisfying to down two or more varmints with one shot. Four guys going storm trooper on me, I wouldn’t bet my ass on a handgun. Maybe the ‘Nuge is right about 10mm, come to think of it.

      • kind of hard to home carry a 12 gauge. Unless you are a horse or are riding one in the house. Man, that’d be sweet, though – having a house big enough that you need a horse to get between the rooms

      • I don’t think buckshot would spread that widely in such a short distance. Box o’ Truth had some shotgun spread tests a while back, and they’re pretty tight groups.

        If I was in a situation like that, I’d want a concrete pillbox with an M2 on a tripod (or some other ridiculous exaggeration), but that’s a bit cumbersome to carry around, as is a rifle. That’s why people carry handguns. This guy didn’t run back to his safe, he had the gun on him, which might have saved his life.

        • You’re absolutely right, the spread would be limited indoors. I was thinking more along the lines of penetration when they are clustered together in a felonious phalanx.

          I don’t think it is too crazy to have a loaded rifle or shotgun handy in your home, as long as you don’t have young or irresponsible kids around. But yeah, this got me thinking about 10mm because let’s face, it four determined guys necessitate an overwhelming response. This homeowner got lucky.

      • If you jump over to herald tribune.com and click on”Lyons police raid felt like a home invasion” you can see how one police action could have gone bad quickly. We had a homeless guy rape a 5 year old
        They thought that the suspect was in this apartment complex. You have no rights it appears in this case.

    • I’m glad you set THAT straight Chad, but you did leave out that the guns he and his friends brought had clearly profiled them and then followed them to the scene of the crime. In fact had these innocent children not been profiled and followed by those evil guns they would never have broken into a home (the guns made them do it). This is just a clear cut case of guns wanting to get together to kill some people.

  6. Where to begin. How did the 5-0 know who the driver and other person were to question? Cullers started snitching as soon as the fitst uniform showed up in hopes of getting less of a sentence for himself. If snitches get stitches then every convicted felon in America would need medical care. They all do it and It’s a way of life in prison.

    And at the risk of sounding like a broken record. Home carry, because where do 100% of home invasions occur?

  7. They were just starting to get their lives together when they were needlessly attacked by some whacked out legal gun toter! There ought to be a law!

    • The 4 felons were just minding their own business breaking into houses when that armed guy just came out of nowhere and started shooting at them.

  8. i feel bad for the wounded dog. 🙁 the home owner should have put the dog in the back yard before he called the cops.

    • Yes, this needs to be part of our home defense planning. When the shooting is over first hide the dog, then call the cops.

  9. Clearly a case of racism. And if the shooter doesn’t appear white enough, well we have a nice can of spray paint here to fix that.

  10. “Only a lad
    You really can’t blame him
    Only a lad
    Society made him
    Only a lad
    He’s our responsibility”

    From Oingo Boingo’s “Only A Lad”

    Yeah, right!

    • Society may have made them, but it’s up to good guys with guns to drop the bastards off at a Dead Man’s Party.

      Who could ask for more?

  11. Hers the NEXT trial. Culler will be found guilty and the Al Sharptons will speak once again on in-justice! LETS RIOT!

  12. How about “hey, here’s a piece of shit criminal who has a very menacing look” instead of all this closet racist talk?

    What the fuck.

  13. With out that felony warrant, he could have been out holding down a regular 9-5 job, but alas, the system forced him to do it. /sarc
    That home owner should be assigned remedial range time. four thugs and only one hit? He aint that skinny!

  14. 18 and out on PROBATION? I don’t know about you but if I got into any problems with the police no one else would have had to worry because my parents would have KILLED me.

  15. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a racist bone in my body BUT this thug looks like the average black dude to me. They’re all mostly thugs except Colion Noir, who I still wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.

  16. Cracka Mike Augenti should have called 911 and let the ‘authorities’ handle this…..
    What’s and extra 10 minutes when you are under seige?

  17. If the State of Florida decides to prosecute the Perpetrator, they should save time and money and just call Al Sharpton to ask him what verdict the African-American Community he represents wants, then let the “poor innocent baby go”….
    If the State of Florida decides to prosecute the Homeowner/Defender, they can even save the cost of the call and just convict him by acclamation, since that is what Al Sharpton and the African-American Community he represents would do if they proceeded with a trial anyway.
    See, how Al Sharpton has made so many criminal cases easy now and going forward. He took his cue from Joe Biden, which if this homeowner had been smart he would have done in the first place, he would have stepped out the back door and fired off those two shotgun blasts.

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