“The three [robbers] carried handguns and handheld radios when they kicked in a front door,” cleveland.com reports. “The men forced the resident to open a safe in the bedroom. They then ordered him to stand in the living room while they ransacked the house, police said.” So . . .
The home owner had guns and the home invaders had guns. But the crooks used their guns before the resident could get to his. Maybe that’s because he was stoned?
The resident called 911 after the men left the house. Officers later found a gun, ammunition, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the house but determined they belonged to the resident, police said. No criminal charges have been filed.
Little confused by that sentence. The cops were OK with the weed and drug paraphernalia because they weren’t stolen? Anyway, our victim may or may not have been a drug dealer, or high at the time of the robbery. But he was certainly was slow on the draw.
Don’t be that guy. He’s lucky to be alive.
When facing an imminent, credible threat of grievous bodily harm or death, when you can’t escape or avoid; speed, surprise and violence of action is almost always your best strategy. Be ready, willing and able to use it.
You have to be situationally aware. A perimeter alarm system is a really good idea. Dogs were born to the job. And not being drunk or high helps. Just sayin’.