Bad guys brazenly broke into a home in Fontana, CA to steal stuff that didn’t belong to them. Twice. In one day! Among the loot: guns. But like the roach motels where cockroaches check in but they don’t check out, one of the alleged intruders suffered an overdose of hot lead and died on the scene.
The homeowner caught the second attempted break-in while it was still in progress. He called the police, reported that multiple people were attempting to invade his residence, and then he hung up.
When police arrived, they found one suspect had completed the room temperature challenge and others had fled with great haste — almost as if their hair was on fire. Coincidence, obviously.
NBC Los Angeles has one of the reports:
Police are investigating a Saturday night fatal shooting in Fontana, after a home owner says he had to defend himself during an attempted burglary.
The homeowner, whose name has not been released by authorities, called the Fontana Police Department at 10:47 p.m. Saturday.
He told police multiple people were attempting to break into his house at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Baseline, that he believed at least one of them was inside, and that he believed they were armed. The home owner then armed himself with a handgun before the call with Fontana PD disconnected.
When police arrived at the scene, the home owner came out of the house and surrendered himself, saying he had shot someone inside the home…
The dead man also had a semi-automatic handgun next to his hand, and according to police, there were signs of a shootout in the home. Brass casings from two different weapons were found.
According to ABC7, the homeowner told police that burglars had stolen a number of firearms from the home just hours earlier.
Of course, the dead man probably had zero connection with the earlier theft of firearms, right? And his unlawful presence at the home, wielding a firearm and shooting at the homeowner, was likely a mere coincidence, right?
We’re glad the homeowner survived and was able to defend himself and his property from armed invasion. Hopefully he recovers from what these criminals forced him to do.