Breaking Into the Home of an Off-duty Cop Is Probably Not the Best Choice

Especially when that cop is home. You might say that he suffered a failure of the victim-selection process Sources: Littleton homeowner who shot suspected intruder was off-duty DPD officer

Now anybody can defend themselves, but cops are pretty much guaranteed to be armed. Still, with the number of armed homeowners, it is probably just plain stupid to be breaking into places.

Police told Denver7’s Jaclyn Allen the off-duty police officer was asleep in the basement but awoke to someone breaking-in to his home. The officer reportedly heard noise upstairs and shot the suspect from the base of the stairs.

Even though a cop is involved, this probably falls under Colorado’s “Make My Day” law. But hey, I’m not a lawyer, and I don’t play one on television.

The guy who got shot died at a local hospital. He hasn’t been identified.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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Stupid Criminal of the Day (and his VERY unlucky partner)

There are rules of safe gun-handling, and they are there for a reason. This guy needs a refresher course. Tulsa police: Suspected burglar shot his alleged partner in crime

So they thought it would be a good idea to rob a house. (A very modest house by the look of things.) But someone was home when they tried to break-in.

Police say the homeowner’s girlfriend was at the house when she heard someone breaking into a back window.

They say she armed herself and started yelling that she was calling 911.

As the two miscreants were beating a hasty retreat, one guy decided it would be a good idea to fire a shot at the house. For spite? Who knows. But he ended up shooting his luckless buddy in the arm. The shot hit an artery.

The wounded guy showed up at a hospital. He will be arrested after he has recovered from his surgery. The cops are still looking for the idiot with the gun, though one would think the guy who got shot might want some revenge.

All the intended victim had to do was arm herself, call 911, and announce what she was doing to make these guys think that they picked the wrong house. If the idiot hadn’t shot his partner, this story would probably have never made the news, because what would the reporter say? How would they paint a picture of guns as dangerous things if no one got hurt?

Homeowner Manages to Lock Burglar in Shed

This guy is not the sharpest tool in the shed. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Phoenix police: Burglary suspect shot in leg by homeowners – Arizona’s Family

So at about 5:15 in the morning, homeowners wake up to this guy breaking into their “utility shed.”

The homeowners confronted the suspect and locked him inside. As police responded, the suspect began to force his way out of the shed.

The husband stayed at the door, attempting to keep the suspect locked inside as his wife ran to retrieve their handgun.

Before the cops arrived, the burglar ended up getting shot in the leg. (Where is that tiny violin?)

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Don’t Run With Scissors (or a Gun) in Your Hand

Sounds accidental to me, but police won’t commit. Suspected burglar dies by own gun during police chase in Covington

Burglar breaks in. Security System alerts homeowner – who is not at home. Homeowner calls police.

Authorities said when they arrived the suspect fled the home, igniting a police chase.

The man ran across the street and jumped a wall at Mother of God Church.

Police said when he jumped, he fell in a mulch bed and then police heard a gunshot.

Darwin awards are always with us.

Talk About Shooting Yourself in the Foot

OK, it was actually the leg, but he was definitely a Darwin Award honorable mention! Man Accidentally Shoots Himself During Burglary Attempt: Fort Worth Police – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Three miscreants are breaking into a vehicle and not being very stealthy about it.

The homeowner came outside and startled the men, who ran from the scene, according to police. One of the men was armed with a handgun that discharged a round into his thigh.

The stupid, it hurts.

The guy who shot himself is in the hospital.

What’s Really Wrong With the NFL

The product has sucked for a long time, but people remember something else. Baffoe: The NFL Likes That You’re Not Focused On Its Lackluster Product « CBS Chicago

Compounding all that is a league that supposedly favors parity allowing for so many of its teams to be consistently terrible. The Bears, an anchor franchise in this league, have been a travesty going on most of three decades. The Cleveland Browns are a generational joke. The Cincinnati Bengals have a head coach in his 15th year there who’s 0-7 in the playoffs. What even are the Jacksonville Jaguars? I ask that existentially. The Oakland Raiders made the postseason for the first time in 14 years last season. That’s not a feel-good story — it’s professional incompetence.

Have you ever met a Tennessee Titans fan? The Los Angeles Chargers are a Greek myth in which they exist but only in the form of punishment and anonymity. The Detroit Lions have played just 13 playoff games total since the NFL merger in 1970, winning exactly one of them. Besides their epic Super Bowl loss, the Falcons have quietly been your kid who quit college for culinary school then for improv classes then for that startup he can’t quite explain.

Add in the blood-sport aspects made clear after the NFL could no longer cover up Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and now the political insanity and I have no trouble ignoring the NFL.

Oh, and then there is the felony tracker

Attempted Robbery At a Cop’s Retirement Party

Stupid criminals doesn’t even begin to cover it. Baltimore men accused of robbing bar during police retirement party | abc7ny.com

The Baltimore Sun reports the men allegedly demanded cash from the register at a Woodlawn bar Tuesday evening while a group of officers gathered for a longtime sergeant’s retirement. The officers chased and arrested them.

The owner of the bar said that robberies were unusual because there is a precinct across the street from the bar.

These 2 are definitely not the sharpest tools in the shed.