TACOMA, WASHINGTON — An adult son left home alone was able to stop two home intruders from gaining access to his parents’ abode. The property was broken into prior to this event and it was a fortunate turn of events that the son just happened to be home when the home intruders likely returned for round two.
According to the News Tribute, the home had previously been broken into and guns and a laptop were stolen. This time, the son was able to scare them away by presenting his rifle and yelling.
Sometimes, that’s all it takes.
However, it’s never something I’d personally like to count on.
Protect yourself, protect your home, protect your family, but there’s absolutely no reason to give away your position and the fact you’re armed. These guys were allegedly through the window and on their way in when they encountered the son. He resolved this problem without a fight but you can count they’ll be back at someone else’s abode.
As a concealed carrier, we don’t like doing warnings. Folks stole guns. Even if they didn’t bring them back to use on the second attempt, that’s a hard assumption to make.