I never get tired of these stories that the anti-gunners say never happen. Glad at least someone doesn’t have their head stuck in the sand.
An 83-year-old man in Huntsville, Alabama had to fend off an intruder in the middle of the night last weekend. But it wasn’t calling 911 that stopped the intruder; it was the elderly man’s trusty firearm.
According to the police report, a man in a hoodie came to the homeowner’s door at 12:30am on Saturday. The unwelcome intruder told the man that he needed help, but when the resident went to call 911 the intruder kicked in the glass door to force his way inside.
That’s when the 83-year-old made the decision to put down the phone and grab his handgun. Firing a single shot the man said he shot the intruder once in the chest. The wounded man dove out of the house and ran away.
The homeowner was not injured in the incident and is not expected to face any charges for defending his life and property.
According to Al.com,
According to the police report, a man matching this description allegedly robbed another home just a few blocks away on Chapman Avenue right before this. That victim, a 60-year-old man, said he was asleep in the front room when the intruder burst in and threatened him with a framing hammer. The victim fled uninjured.
Police could not immediately confirm if they believe the incidents are related.
Once again, an elderly person who might otherwise be outmatched by an intruder was able to get the upper hand. He refused to be a victim.