On Tuesday afternoon, in Putnam County, Tenn., an 18-year-old boy was home alone when he noticed a prowler snooping around a shed in his yard. The Herald-Citizen reports that the teenage boy retrieved a 410 shotgun and approached the man outside.
Upon approaching the man, the prowler revealed a pistol, which he pointed at the boy. The boy then shot at the prowler with 410 bird shot. The prowler quickly fled the area by crawling into the passenger side of a dark colored SUV, in which he drove south.
He was wearing a dark colored hoodie and blue jeans at the time. The prowler is still at large and the investigation underway. In addition, extra patrol was assigned to the area as a precaution.
The area has been the target for several crimes recently, including a credit card fraud and theft of $2,400 worth of parts from a 2005 Jeep at a car lot in Cookeville.
With NBC’s weeklong series “investigating” “gun violence” in America, which exploits deaths that occurred over a weekend in January in an attempt to gain acceptance for gun control, the Little Rock Gun Rights Examiner has started its own series in an effort to help show that guns not only take lives, they very often save them. The series will highlight 30 days of guns saving lives. This is story number 27.
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