Some folks simply lack the intellect of the average potted plant. These extra low-information types, despite all of life’s lessons, remain slow to realize the folly of bringing a knife to a gun fight. This time, Keon Washington, aged old-enough-to-know-better, escaped with his life after kicking in the back door of a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania home.
The homeowner said the 32-year-old hoodlum broke down the door in the late afternoon last Friday. Washington must have thought he would have the home all to himself. Again, he thought wrong.
Instead of walking into an easy score, Washington walked into an armed homeowner who invited him to leave. Washington didn’t want to drop the butcher knife he was carrying. So he got shot instead.
Amazingly, cops found him not far away. The blood trail left a clue or two as to his whereabouts.
As for that butcher knife, he still had it.
From Pennsylvania Patriot-News/PennLive . . .
A man allegedly shot while breaking into a Harrisburg home Friday is now facing criminal charges, police said.
Keon J. Washington, 32, kicked in a back door of a home in the area of Disbrow and Carnation streets around 4:45 p.m. Friday and was confronted by the homeowner, according to city police.
Police said the homeowner — who legally owned a firearm — gave Washington warnings to stop and leave before shooting Washington.
Washington was found in the North 17th and Carnation streets area a short time later, armed with a large butcher knife, police said. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Pro-tip: Never underestimate an adversary with a bladed weapon. They can quickly and silently cause more damage than many can with a boom stick.
Chalk up another successful defensive gun use. One of 1.6 million that happen every year in this country.