Texas Patriot Fatally Schools Home Invader on Second Amendment
Thug bursts in to Texan's home, pulls a gun, pays with his life
During his final day on Earth, a home invader was taught one final lesson that could have added decades onto his life: Don't mess with a Second Amendment patriot in Texas.
Had this particular thug been schooled on the God-given constitutional rights bestowed on every American citizen, perhaps he would have thought twice about bursting into a Texan's home and pointing a gun in the homeowner's face.
However, in a moment of true southern hospitality, the homeowner felt obliged to teach his unexpected guest how the Second Amendment works.
He even went the extra mile and gave the crook a live demonstration.
According to police, a man in his 20s went to a home in the 200 block of Pleasanton Circle in San Antonio's South Side neighborhood around 12:55 p.m. Thursday.
He then kicked in the back door, San Antonio police told KSAT-TV.
When the man inside the residence confronted him, the suspect then pulled a gun from his waistband, the station said.
While the homeowner may have been taken by surprise, he was prepared and wasn't about the become another victim.
He ran upstairs to his bedroom, grabbed his own gun, and fired at the suspect, striking him, police told KSAT.
The suspect fired at the homeowner but did not hit him, police told the station.
He then got into a car with a driver waiting for him and fled the scene.
They didn't drive off into the sunset and live happily ever after, however.
Police noted to KSAT that a short while later, officers got a call about a man with multiple gunshot wounds dropped off in the 7400 block of Barlite Boulevard.
Upon arrival police discovered the shot man was the suspect in the earlier home invasion, the station said.
Medical personnel tried to stabilize the man and transported him to the Brooke Army Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police told KSAT.
Officials said they're still trying to identify the getaway car driver, the station said.
The incident comes amid a recent wave of home invasions that have seen homeowners turn the tables on criminals.
Over the weekend, a similar break-in in Pennsylvania ended up backfiring on the burglar.
The intruder forced his way into a home on West Main Street in Evans City, Butler County, just before 7 p.m. Saturday and held a man at gunpoint, police told WTAE-TV.
But the homeowner, who was with a woman, grabbed his own gun and shot the intruder.
The criminal was transported to a Pittsburgh-area hospital by medical helicopter, the station said.
Evans City is about 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh.
The condition of the intruder was not immediately released, WTAE reported.
No charges have been announced in the case, the station noted, adding that the police chief said the homeowner has been cooperating with the investigation.