Bat-Wielding Home Intruder Shot By Resident After Breaking Into… Wait For It… The County Coroner’s House


NAMPA, IDAHO – A man was shot early Tuesday morning after breaking into the home of Canyon County Coroner Jennifer Crawford.  According to police, it occurred in just after 12:30 a.m. on Pleasant Hill Drive.

The 25-year-old man, whose identity has not been released, was armed with a baseball bat when he broke into the home. A resident of the home shot the intruder. Police confirmed that it was not Coroner Crawford who shot him. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and his gunshot wound is not believed to be life-threatening.

Idaho State Police spokeswoman Tricia Ferguson said that the Idaho State Police are investigating the incident, and that none of the occupants were injured. It is not known if the man knew the coroner and her family or if the house was chosen at random.

Wouldn’t this have been very ironic if the intruder had been fatally shot? That would have taken “work from home” to an entirely new level for the coroner.


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