“Amy Brewer heard suspicious noises coming from under her house,” wtkr.com reports. “She armed herself with a .38 revolver and went outside to investigate. “Brewer saw two males fleeing into a neighbor’s yard so she shot at the males twice, striking one in the left leg.” Cops arrested Ms. Brewer and charged her with assault with a deadly deapon inflicting serious injury.
Poetically enough, Ms. Brewer lives in Devil’s Court, North Carolina. Here in Texas, she wouldn’t have been charged. Be that as it may, JWT and I were recently talking about a similar event, wondering why you’d shoot anyone for stealing stuff.
TTAG’s resident war hero thought about it some more and said there was one personal possession he’d shoot to recover: his father’s guitar. Dan says things can always be replaced, but he might shoot someone trying to steal his dog (above) “which only counts as an inanimate object after he’s been chasing a tennis ball for 30 minutes.” I lost my desire to keep stuff after the second divorce.
Do you own anything you’d shoot someone to stop them stealing it?