Homeowner shot after confronting robber | Crime | Enterprise News I just want to say I am all for protecting yourself. But if you confront someone with a weapon, be mindful the tables can be turned........
Actually here in Ohio if this happened and he shot the man right off the bat he'd be alright. Our castle law includes your property and specifically your vehicle.Call the police! Allow the robber to take what he wants and let the police deal with it if you arent capable. Nothing wrong with that. If you are in danger or your family is in danger pull the firearm and unload. anything short of that, you'd better let the police take care of it. If he would have shot the guy originally, he would be going to prison, in this case he went to the hospital. Neither of those outcomes are very good.
Im in Ohio too, Castle law only covers you if you are in the car. You can defend your home and a vehicle that you already occupy. Cant shoot somebody because you walk into the garage and find him sitting in your car taking your stuff.Actually here in Ohio if this happened and he shot the man right off the bat he'd be alright. Our castle law includes your property and specifically your vehicle.
I agree with your assessment. This way you can guarantee that you'll live to see another day.I wasn’t there, it didn’t happen to me but I’m pretty sure I would have handled differently. Someone breaking into my house is one thing but breaking into my vehicle is another. Turn on all the outside lights, wait for the cops and keep a safe distance.
It always irks me when TV cops get too close, especially when the perp still has weapon close or in hand. Bad example.Don't pull it if you aren't gonna use it, and maintain a distance with the bad guy! About ten yards would have been as close as I would have been confronting the bad guy.
He would not have been able to shoot me with my own gun as it would have been empty by the time he got to me, if he got to me!
He would have a hard time with that in NC as well, unless there was a gun in the car. In his situation, or what I can make of it from the article, I would have called the cops and maybe put him on youtube while I waited. I don't provide much for my family if I'm in jail or the hospital or the morgue. As for what I believe is Right and Just in that situation. If he was on my property, and I reasonably believed that he was stealing from me, I should be able to scope him with my .30-06 from my porch and not catch any grief over it."The owner called police, then WALKED FROM HIS RESIDENCE TO CONFRONT THE SUSPECT in his front yard."
That action right there would land you in a heap of trouble in my neck of the woods.
I don't think time of day has anything to do with it! Daytime makes it easier to shoot the target though!Bad idea, unless you're trained on how to detain someone at gun point. He obviously got too close to the perp. Either shoot him or wait on the cops. I don't know about the legality of that in Alabama, but in Texas you can use deadly force at night time to protect property. Personally, I'd just wait on the cops. If you shot him you'd likely put a hole in your own truck, which will cost you more than what he's stealing out of it.