AKRON, OH — One Akron resident was lucky to have her son at home visiting when a crazed would-be home invader tried to smash his way into he residence, even when it became clear that the occupants of the house were armed and alert.
He just didn’t want to take “no” for an answer, and he paid for that with his life.
According to the Akron Beacon Journal:
The resident called police to report a man trying to break into her home in the 600 block of Wyandot Avenue shortly after midnight. The resident’s 36-year-old son struggled to keep the man from coming in the back door. The resident grabbed a handgun and gave it to her son, who shot the intruder, police say.
The two men continued to struggle and the son shoved the man out of the house and fired another shot. Police found the man in the backyard, where he was pronounced dead, police say.
“Send an ambulance,” the upset resident told a dispatcher in a 911 call. “My son had to shoot him!”
The woman told the dispatcher that the doorbell rang and she went to the front door, while her son went to the back door. She said the man kept trying to break in and her son shouted at him, “Get out of here!” and “Get off my mom’s property!” but he didn’t listen. She said neither of them knew the man.
“Wow!” she said. “Oh, my God!”
No charges have been filed. The shooting remains under investigation.
Generally, when an assailant sees that the resident of a home is alert, vocal, and even armed, they’ll either pull out a firearm and escalate things even further or they’ll cut and run, which you can hardly blame them for doing the latter.
Very rarely do they just keep trying to force their way into the home in question. This is a textbook case of the scenario castle doctrines around the country refer to — a would-be invader not yet in the home in question, but obviously presenting a serious threat to the occupants.
That’s a good son, right there.
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