ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS — When a homeowner heard someone trying to break in at 2:30 p.m., he got his gun and prepared to defend himself. The burglar broke in and, when he did, he encountered a hail of gunfire from the occupant. Miraculously, the suspect survived.
But it doesn’t end there, folks. Not by a mile. Or, well, maybe a driveway.
The burglar immediately fled and dove into his getaway vehicle. The driver, just as freaked out as the burglar, smashed his car to heck and back trying to get away from the scene of the crime.
via Palestine Herald
“While fleeing the property, the driver of the car in question wrecked the car, causing extensive damaged to the front grill, the headlight, hood, the passenger door and back fender,” said Sheriff Greg Taylor.
Most surprising was that a man could breach the doorway of another man’s house and withstand a hail of gun fire without taking a scratch. He may have taken a hit or two and just bolted out of sheer adrenaline. That does happen. However, there’s still no report of him showing up to any of the medical centers in the area seeking attention. That’s a good indication he’s either dead or doing pretty well for himself.
As for the homeowner, he defended himself in his own fashion. I don’t know what to say about opening fire and not getting any hits but, hey, the getaway driver likely needed a change of pants and a new vehicle after that debacle.
This certainly wasn’t how both the criminals banked on that heist going. In of itself, that’s a limited victory. The best victory of all is the one you survive and this homeowner did precisely that. He’s okay and more importantly, his home and whoever else was in the home is okay. That’s a good start.
We all like to imagine that we can nail the broadside of a barn at 10 yards but it’s an entirely different thing to have to do it for real. The moral of the story is to defend your home through the use of a gun. Don’t just be a victim waiting for whatever some bad guy has in store for you. Whether it’s 2:30 p.m. or a.m., it’s always the right time to carry a gun — in and out of the home.