TULSA, OK — A man was shot and killed after forcing his way into the back of a woman’s home, scaring both her and her boyfriend who was home at the time.
The woman grabbed her pistol and shot the burglar dead, only to discover that the man she had just shot was actually her own ex-boyfriend.
And I thought my exes had issues.
As Tulsa World reports:
Just before 3 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 6800 block of East 50th Place to investigate a 911 call placed by a woman who said she had shot her ex-boyfriend, Cpl. Chris Butterfield said.
The woman told detectives she was at the home with her current boyfriend when they heard loud banging on the back door.
She grabbed a pistol and shot the intruder after he forced his way inside the residence, Butterfield said. He made it from the back door to the front entryway, where police found him lying with a gunshot wound on his upper left side. The man, whose name was not released Friday, was later pronounced dead at the scene, Butterfield said.
The caller said she didn’t know at first that the intruder was her ex-boyfriend, thinking it was a burglar, he said. Police said the man had a history of stalking and was described by the woman as “very obsessive.” Detectives took the woman to police headquarters for questioning, although it was believed she will not be charged, according to police.
I’m pretty willing to bet that the new and current boyfriend does a better job of minding his manners now, but that’s just me.
In all seriousness, however, it’s not at all uncommon for angry exes to come after their former paramours. Crimes of passion are more easily carried out if the victim is unarmed, especially if it’s a much larger person coming after a smaller one as we often see with ex-boyfriends coming after their former girlfriends.
Chalk another one down for the Equalizer.
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