“A family was asleep early Tuesday morning, when a man high on drugs kicked in their front door and made his way inside,” kfor.com reports. “‘He was in our hallway going toward our room when our husband ran out,’ a scared wife says on the phone with 911 dispatchers. Three children were home at the time.” But so was dad . . .
The army veteran grabbed his handgun on the way out and forced the intruder out of the house at gunpoint.
“Get down on the ground. Get down on the (expletive) ground,” the homeowner yelled during the 911 call . . .
Little did the family know, Newcastle Police and Grady County Sheriffs were already on their way responding to Thrash trying to break into another home.
“He had tried apparently to get into the back door of a lady`s house one block over and she heard the commotion,” Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir said.
Thrash wasn’t trying to steal from anyone. He was high on drugs.
Oh so that’s alright then. Wait. No. But here’s what is alright: an armed American defending his home by force of arms. And another thing: TTAG tipster Cubbie’s strategic takeaway (based on police bodycam footage that somehow disappeared).
Tip: tell dispatch you’ve got a gun and are holding the suspect and make sure they relay that to officers. The body cam footage makes it clear the officer didn’t know who was who initially and ordered the homeowner to disarm.
Anyway the right result.