MANILA, ARKANSAS — If you’re an intruder and the homeowner asks you to leave, while pointing a gun at you, it’s probably in your best interest to do as you’re told.
That wasn’t the case for this not-so-bright intruder, who decided to make a sandwich instead. Literally.
Local media reports;
The victim told deputies he awoke around 3 a.m. Tuesday to a loud noise at his house on East 1st Street.
The homeowner grabbed his gun and began searching the home. In the living room, he found a man he did not know.
The victim told the suspected burglar to leave.
But the man ignored him, according to Sheriff Dale Cook, and began fixing himself something to eat and drink.
Once again, the homeowner told the man to leave.
Instead, the suspect began unplugging the television.
When the victim told him to leave again, the suspect reportedly said: “Give me that gun before you hurt yourself, old man.”via kait8.com
It’s at that point the homeowner fired a shot, striking the suspect in the leg.
When police arrived, they found the suspect across the street suffering from a bullet wound to the leg.
He was taken to the hospital and treated before being booked on multiple charges.
There was no mention of the homeowner being charged with anything, but it’s probably safe to say that he won’t be facing any charges. If someone is inside your home, uninvited, most states call that ‘all bets are off’.
I’m not sure what world this suspect is living in, but let’s hope he now understands that you can’t invade someone’s home without the possibility of facing deadly force.