Tucson police say a woman helped a pair of home invaders take the ambient temperature challenge early Wednesday morning when they tried to break into her home in the middle of the night. Cops believe the ne’er-do-wells thought they would find drugs in the home. Instead, they found lead.
From The Arizona Daily Star:
The woman was not injured in the confrontation. Her home was specifically targeted in the attempted home invasion, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, Tucson Police Department spokesman. The attempted home invasion appears to have been narcotics related, he said.
The woman, who was alone in the home, woke up around 3:45 a.m. to noise coming from the rear of the house.
She confronted and shot the two men accused of trying to force their way into the home in the 4600 block of East Duncan Street. The home is near North Swan and East Grant roads.
The woman then sought help from a neighbor and called 911.
One home invader died at the scene, the second at a local hospital. But the best part of the story: the neighbor told the Arizona Daily Star reporter that he too planned to tool up to protect his home.
“I’m definitely going to get a gun to protect myself, too,” said Jay Spencer, a neighbor who has lived in the area for about seven months.
Spencer said that in the short time he has lived there, he already has caught a man attempting to break into the rear of his home. When police arrived, the man had already fled, he said.
Nothing like a “come to Jesus” moment to motivate people to go out and buy the great equalizer. This has been another successful defensive gun use brought to you by the right to keep and bear arms.