This past Wednesday in Talmage, California, a 51-year-old man got home from work at 3:00 a.m. to find his front door ajar, his windows broken, and his property damaged. Various belongings had been taken outside and strewn around the yard. As he walked inside (for some reason), the homeowner found a complete stranger asleep on his living room couch.
According to the report, the man called 9-1-1, armed himself with “a small caliber handgun,” and started looking around the other rooms of the house.
By the time he returned to the living room, the intruder, identified as 37-year-old Marcus D’Angelo Davis, was awake. Davis ambushed the homeowner and hit him over the head with a large book, knocking him to the floor.
A struggle ensued on the ground, during which Davis grabbed onto the homeowner’s legs before the victim fired several rounds into Davis’ torso and arm. The homeowner then held Davis at gunpoint for a few minutes until deputies arrived.
Davis was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail on $30,000 bail for vandalism, burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon. (Must’ve been one hell of a book).