OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (WSVN) — A South Florida homeowner speaks out after he shot a would-be burglar who broke into his home, Wednesday.
A 73-year-old man sat in a police car shaken up after he shot a would-be burglar in his neighbors driveway in Oakland Park. “I though he was coming back to get me,” said the homeowner who does not want to be identified.
The elderly man said the burglar broke the front window of his home and came face-to-face with the suspect.
Reporter: “He took your TV?”
Reporter: “So he did that right in front of you?”
Homeowner: “No I was getting my gun.”
While the homeowner retrieved his gun, the burglar climbed out of the window and confronted a neighbor in her driveway who was on the phone with police. “The suspect then gets into a fight with the woman, the Good Samaritan neighbor called 911 after she heard the glass break,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office Mike Jachles.
The homeowner came out of his house and shot the burglar several times. The injured thief drove off but crashed his vehicle near by.
“Good for him. Wonderful I wish more people would do that. It’s ridiculous for people to break into homes and think they can get away with it,” said a neighbor.
“He was in my house, invading my house and I had no idea what his intentions where besides taking the TV,” said the elderly man.
The suspect was arrested and charged. His injuries are not life threatening.
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