So how would you respond to an uninvited visitor in your house at 4:30 in the morning? Arrest made after break-in at Dayton house | WDTN
Cops get a call around 4:30 AM for a burglary in progress. A homeowner says he heard noises and eventually saw someone with a flashlight in his hallway. He “shot at” the intruder.
In the usual way, the reporter has no concept (and doesn’t appear interested in learning) of where a CCW license applies (in public) and where it doesn’t (at home).
The homeowner, who had a CCW permit, fired his gun at the suspect.
The suspect left and dropped a cell phone inside the house.
Whether or not he had a CCW permit while he was standing in his own home, is irrelevant. Not that reporters understand anything about anything, usually.
Cops arrested the would-be bad-guy after a short search, and he was booked on charges of burglary, and aggravated burglary.
At that point the information becomes cloudy. There was a guy found near the home with a gunshot wound to the leg, but authorities haven’t said if the wounded guy is the guy they arrested for the home invasion or not.
For all the years I have been doing this (the original blog – now the Archives – started in 2004), I am always and continuously amazed at the lack of understanding, on the part of reporters, when it comes to issues of guns, concealed carry, and self-defense. If it wasn’t in a Brady Bunch memo, then they never considered it.