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In Alabama, Stealing Gasoline From Someone’s Shed Will Get You Shot

PISGAH, ALABAMA — A couple of local thugs thought they could get away with an easy robbery of someone’s shed. Inside the shed was some quantity of gasoline which looked like an easy score for the duo. However, they weren’t anticipating an armed homeowner ready and prepared to defend what’s his.

Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen says two men broke into the shed of a homeowner on County Road 83 in Pisgah. He says the homeowner fired some warning shot and ordered the two men to get on the ground. But he says one of them got up again and came at him with a knife. So he shot him in the knee.

Via WDEF.com

I am not a fan of warning shots or shooting to wound, as this could lead to potential legal issues on the validity of discharging your firearm. However, in this particular case in rural Alabama it worked out just fine. When the homeowner found the two men in his shed, he fired warning shots to scare them off, hoping to put an end to the shenanigans without anyone getting hurt.

Unfortunately, one of the bad guys didn’t get the message. Instead of giving up on their robbery attempt unscathed, one of the robbers foolishly took out his knife and charged at the man who just fired the warning shots. Needless to say he and his knife didn’t make it far before the homeowner fired a shot and blew a hole in the attackers knee.

The other robber seemed to have gotten the message at that point and promptly waited for the police to arrive so he can safely be arrested. He was charged with burglary, theft, and false identification. There will most likely be additional charges to the robber with the knife.

No charges have been filed against the homeowner.  

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