“‘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?