Do you know what you’re legally allowed to do if some guy breaks into your home? How familiar are you with your state’s Castle Doctrine? Oh, and how do you feel about firing not one, but two warning shots?
One Sunshine State home invader found out that he’d chosen the wrong house to break into. On a Sunday afternoon, the Florida Man decided to enter an elderly couple’s home in Orange County. Virginia Morrison, one of the residents, said she tried to beat him away with a broom first, but to no avail.
According foxnews.com Morrison said . . .
“I didn’t know what he was going to do, but I knew I was going to protect myself. I’m a fighter. I’m going to defend myself,” …
Charlie, her partner, got his gun and fired a warning shot that didn’t change the home invader’s mind. That’s when Morrison decided to arm herself.
Morrison then retrieved her gun and fired a warning shot, she said.
“He started coming toward me and I fired a shot above him. ‘Back off dude!’” Morrison said. “And he just kept coming toward me. So I just lowered my gun and shot him.”
“I didn’t realize I hit him but once I looked, he had a hole in his t-shirt and I thought I got him,” she said.
Ezequiel Rosario-Torres was taken to a local hospital and is now a former Florida Man.
No matter how justified a defensive gun use may be, it’s not always easy for the defender to deal with the aftermath.
“I have feelings,” she said. “I have God in my life. That’s my main thing, wondering if God’s going to forgive me for taking a life. It bothers me.” …
“I had to do what I had to do to protect myself and Charlie. And I would do it again. If I had to, but I don’t want to do that,” Morrison told WESH. “I hope God can forgive me for taking a man’s life.”