“These people aren’t worth any more to me than a groundhog. They have our country in havoc. We got so many damned crooked people walking around today.” Well, thanks to Earl Jones of Verona, Kentucky, we now have one fewer than we used to. And two of his buddies will have their walking around privileges severely curtailed for a while. As kny.cincinnati.com reports, it seems the trio picked the wrong basement to break into last week. When Earl heard the commotion, he grabbed his trusty .22 and waited for them to come upstairs . . .
Some 15 minutes later, when he heard footsteps moving closer up the stairs, he raised the rifle to his eye. The intruder kicked open the door. Jones fixed his aim on the center of the man’s chest and fired a single shot. The Boone County Sheriff later announced the death of the intruder, Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell, 24, of Richmond, Ky.
Earl may have gone a little farther than recommended under the tried and true STFU post-DGU doctrine, but when you’re a 92-year-old WWII vet, you tend to get a little more slack in that department.
“I was hoping another one would come up – I aimed right for his heart,” Jones, who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1941 through ’46, told the Enquirer Monday afternoon. “I didn’t go to war for nothing. I have the right to carry a gun. That’s what I told the police this morning.”
This being the third break-in he’s had to deal with this year, he’s none too happy about the police taking his rifle as evidence.
“How am I going to protect myself if they come back looking for revenge?” he said.
Perhaps a neighbor or local Armed Intelligentsia member can help him out with that.
[h/t Tom D.]