He thought rifling through other people’s vehicles was a good idea. Deputies: Deltona man shoots burglar breaking into car.
He called police at 3:45 to report that someone with a flashlight was in his car. He then grabbed a Glock and went to confront the miscreant.
When confronted, the suspect shoved the homeowner, knocking him to the ground as the two men struggled, Williams said.
During the scuffle, the homeowner saw the suspect reach for his backpack, prompting the homeowner to fire his handgun at the suspect, [Volusia County sheriff’s spokeswoman Laura] Williams said.
The would-be bad-guy was shot in the knee. He was picked up by a white SUV and dropped at a local hospital, where cops caught up with him.
[The bad-guy] was charged with burglary of a conveyance, conspiracy to commit burglary of a conveyance and battery to cause bodily harm.
The lookout/getaway driver was also charged.
Self-defense is a human-right, and in Florida, it is mostly your legal right.