We’re always comforted by the apparent lack of forethought and planning most burglars use when pulling a job. Take, for instance, this little caper as reported by newstribune.com. Since the two two would-be Dillingers broke into the house in question at 4:00p.m., it seems a safe bet they weren’t expecting the house to be occupied. And a simple knock at the door probably would have told them that someone was, in fact, very much at home. Not that we’re complaining about how things turned out . . .
The homeowner was upstairs when he heard noises and called out to ask who was there. One of the burglars identified himself as a police officer, so the homeowner went downstairs.
“There were two suspects and one of them is armed with a hatchet, which he promptly threw at the homeowner and missed,” police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.
Acting in self-defense, the homeowner fired a shotgun, striking one of the suspects in the shoulder. Both fled on foot.
Makes you wonder if there may be more to these shenanigans than meets the eye. Most hamburglars would have beaten feet at the sound of a homeowner calling down from upstairs. Be that as it may, the leaking reprobate eventually presented himself for treatment and arrest at a nearby hospital.
As someone who works primarily from home, I’m never far from a heater. In fact, one’s usually snoozing quietly on my hip. Moral of the story: home carry.