Hmm, glad I live in the woods.
Had an incident today that I wanted to share. Wife was out back with the dog and the dog started to bark at a noise. She poked her head over the fence and saw a young, black guy walking away thru the neighbor's back yard, carrying his sneakers in his hand. She went and grabbed me from inside. I came out as he was walking along the back of our 6' stockade fence. Dog was following him so I pulled my weapon and chambered a round.
He was headed for the corner and popped his head over the fence in the corner to see me holding my weapon (Taurus PT738 ) aimed at his head from 10 feet away. I told him to get the flock outta here and he took my advice. I ran up to the fence and stood on a small platform I have there for exactly that reason. Kept my pistol aimed and encouraged him to not come back.
Wife had also retrieved her pistol (Rossi .38 Special) and stood 40 feet down the fence line ready to assist if needed.
I was able to review how everything started and ended on my security cameras.
He was dropped off my a car 5 houses south from my place at 11:50 this morning. He walked towards the back of the first house then passed thru the neighbor's backyards, jumping over the 4' chain link fences. He actually went behind my fence towards my neighbor's yard on the north side, his furthest distance from the beginning. This is when I was alerted by the Terri.
He came back and strolled to our south neighbor's porch (I think to look for his ride) then started towards my fence corner to have a look over my fence and see a barrel pointing at him. He took off between my neighbor to the south and the next neighbor's house, just in time for his ride to arrive and pick him up at 11:58.
I did not know that he had left and went out front to make sure he was gone and to let the neighbors know. Dogs had alerted my neighbor two doors down so he came out to see what I was looking for.
Only 8 minutes to scout the area. Must of figured everyone was at work. Dropped off and picked up quickly. Middle of the day!
Decided I will put 2 foot extensions onto my fence posts and run a few more rows of barbed wired.
I was calm during the entire incident and happy I had recently trained at the range.
Time and date stamp is always wrong on my back recorder showing the scout looking for his ride on the neighbor's front porch.
The other picture shows his ride arriving to pick him up out front and 2 doors down.
By the time you hear the gunshot, it's already too late...
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Hmm, glad I live in the woods.
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As soon as you pulled your weapon and cleared the area, you should have (if you didn't) call the police. In 99% of the armed confrontations, the first person to call the police is the victim; the second is the perp. Just a word of caution. Other than that, glad it turned out well.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
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Well prepared, well trained, and well armed. Well done! Chalk one up for the good guy armed citizen.
Good reaction to a situation, glad nobody was injured.
Report it and give the LEO's a copy of your security footage. If you have footage or a plate on his ride, give them that, too.
Even if he doesn't hit you, he's likely to find a target somewhere close by.
Last edited by jtg452; 11-27-2017 at 04:12 PM. Reason: stupid autocorrect
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Nice education for this loser. But I wowld be watchful just in case as they now know you're armed.
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space
After that little incident, we got a very large outdoor dog, and have a variety of sensors around the house and yard. The dog and cat might be long gone, but the sensors are still there, and still work great. Even lets me know if there's deer in the yard, although unfortunately they mainly show up only at night during deer season.
"More" barbed wire? Wow.
Sounds like you handled this well though. Good advice to notify law enforcement.
"It is wonderful, in the event of a street fight, how few bullets seem to hit the men they are aimed at." Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Theodore Roosevelt, 1888