Quitters never win. That’s the old saw that a grass-eating, would-be home invader must have lived by. He absorbed multiple rounds before he finally ceased his violent attempt to force entry to a home in Ascension Parish, Louisiana early last Sunday morning.
In the end, if Kameron Serigny, 20, had gone to church instead of apparently taking recreational drugs, he might not have died with a belly full of someone’s lawn clippings.
That’s right. Video surveillance showed Serigny eating the grass (after trying to break into one of the homeowner’s cars) and beating on his chest before he tried to punch his way through the glass of the rear door of the residence. After Mr. Serigny punched one hole in the glass door, the resident used his pistol to punch a hole in Serigny.
That didn’t seem to phase the determined vegetarian, who got back onto his feet and proceeded to continue battering the glass with more punches. The homeowner shot him again.
After Serigny got up again and broke through the door. The homeowner, obviously fearing for the lives of those inside, then fired multiple rounds at the criminal, finally ending the attempted invasion.
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According to officials, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to an attempted break-in around 6 a.m. at a home on Tiggy Duplessis Rd., in Ascension Parish.
Deputies said when they arrived Serigny was found in the rear entrance threshold of the home. The homeowner told deputies he fired several shots at Serigny who was attempting to break in.
Investigators say the suspect first tried to break into a car in the driveway, setting off the car alarm and alerting the homeowners.
The home is equipped with several security cameras which showed the suspect eating grass and beating on his chest, investigators said.
Video shows the suspect punching a hole in the glass on the home’s door, investigators said at that point, the homeowner fired one shot and the suspect fell to the ground. The suspect then reportedly got up again and punched another hole in the glass.
The homeowner then shot him again, sending the suspect back to the ground. The suspect then got up and slammed himself into the door, breaking it open, the video shows. At that point, the homeowner fired 3 to 4 additional shots, killing the suspect, investigators said.
For what it’s worth, we’re glad the homeowner wasn’t physically uninjured. It isn’t clear if Serigny was originally from Florida, but that wouldn’t surprise us.
At the same time, we don’t think it would have taken four or five rounds of rifled slugs or 00-buckshot to dissuade Serigny from continuing his attempt at busting into the home that Sunday morning. But that’s another topic for another post.