I can almost guarantee that this story will not be picked up by any major news outlets. After all, it involves a gun being used by a teenager to stop a criminal and save his own life. No shots were fired, and it doesn’t fit the narrative of the anti-gun agenda.
This intruder probably thought he just had very bad luck when he broke into 2 homes that day, and both were the homes of gun owners who were not afraid to use their guns to defend their properties and lives.
According to 14news,
Brian Hiner says Michael Roberts, 26, broke into his home through a small window in the backyard. He says during the confrontation, it was so dark he couldn’t see anything so he quickly called 911, and grabbed a gun to keep Roberts cornered.
“More panicked, I wasn’t really scared,” said Hiner.
Police arrived and apprehended Roberts. but while officers were talking to Hiner, Roberts got out of the cruiser, and bolted.
“This other cruiser pulled up and saw that he got out and started running towards the cornfield and that’s when they panicked. They didn’t even know how he got out of the cop car, they just knew he got out and the chase was on,” said Hiner.
The intruder then broke into another nearby house, where 15-year-old Justin Kugler was home alone sick.
According to 14news this home was a gun owner’s home as well, and apparently the 15-year-old knew not only how to use a gun, but was ready to use it to defend his life.
“I was home sending an email to my teachers about homework when my dogs started barking and I looked out the window but I didn’t see anybody there so I went to the top of the stairs with the gun to make sure there wasn’t anybody downstairs and then that’s when the door opened and I saw him,” said Justin Kugler.
Kugler says he was pretty scared because he noticed Roberts had a knife on him, but he was armed and ready for Roberts at the top of the stairs.
“I told him to get out of the house or I’m going to shoot you,” said Justin Kugler.
“Guns have always been an important thing in our family and he knew what to do when the problem came up,” said Jarrett Kugler.
Roberts was then apprehended for a second time just outside of the Kugler’s home.
“I feel pretty good about it that I could have saved other people’s houses and their property,” said Justin Kugler.