“Police say a neighbor used a golf club to stop and disarm a shotgun-wielding man after a home invasion in central Pennsylvania,” pittsburgh.cbslocal.com reports. “Chambersburg police say the neighbor, Keith Giles, used the golf club to knock down 25-year-old Kevyn Rideout as he ran from a home he robbed Friday night.” Mashie niblick, perchance? The report doesn’t specify the club, the par for the hole or the injuries sustained by the perp. All we know is . . .
Police have charged Rideout with using a sawed-off shotgun to rob a 17-year-old boy who lived in the home. Police were alerted to the robbery and arrived to find Rideout down and subdued by Giles, who had also taken the shotgun from Rideout before officers arrived.
I guess the lesson here is simple enough: use what you got. Still, I’d have preferred some shooting iron to a a number eight iron. Just sayin’ . . .