Friday, November 16, 2007

Don't Mess with Texas

Shootings of 2 may test defense law (w/911 call) | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "In a case legal experts say may 'stretch the limits' of the state's self-defense laws, a Pasadena man shot and killed two suspected burglars during a confrontation as they attempted to flee his neighbor's property Wednesday afternoon.

In the minutes before the fatal shootings, Pasadena police said the man called 911 and reported that he had heard glass breaking next door and saw two men entering the home through a window. Still on the phone with police, the man, believed to be in his 70s, saw the suspects leaving from the back of the home.

'I'm getting my gun and going to stop them,' the neighbor told the dispatcher during the 2 p.m. call, according to Vance Mitchell, a spokesman for Pasadena police. 'The dispatcher said, 'No, stay inside the house; officers are on the way.'"

4 comments:

jjs said...

Sure; you TALK about people staying off your damn lawn. this geezer makes it happen. And if you DO find your way onto his lawn - you ain't findin' yer way offen it again. That's one good thing about reachin' 70: you start doin' things about things. They oughta draft us relics; we're ready to kill. Just show us the enemy. If you ain't real clear on who it is, we'll take-out everything within range and you can pull the designated enemy outa the clumos and piles and heaps o' the carnage. We're fine with that.

Bill Crider said...

I should have titled this "Keep of his Damned Lawn," for sure.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

If someone takes up a collection to buy this guy a medal, count me in.

And I think he shot the creeps on the neighbor's lawn. Now that's dedication.

Bill Crider said...

"Keep Off My Neighbor's Damn Lawn."