A Wichita Falls man used a gun to defend his home on Club View Street against a suspected burglar on Dec. 22, according to an article in today's Wichita Falls Times Record News newspaper.
Everyone can relate to the situation of the victim in this case when he came home and saw his patio door was shattered. He knew immediately his home had beeen invaded by an unwelcome guest.
The homeowner in this case returned to his car from which he retrieved a gun.
He then bravely entered his home with the gun in hand.
The victim then saw a man running toward the door of his house.
The suspected burglar ran from the home and attempted to escape in a pickup.
But with the boldness of Clint Eastwood, the homeowner refused to let him escape. Pointing his gun at the alleged burglar he ordered him out of the truck.....or he would shoot him.
It seems with the attitude, "Go ahead, make my day," as Dirty Harry once said in a movie, the home owner stood his ground.
When members of the Wichita Falls Police Department arrived they located the burglar suspect sitting on the floor. The homeowner was pointing his gun at the invader. After searching him they found cash and some jewelry on him taken from the home on Club View..
The suspect was arrested by the police and transported to the Wichita County Jail. He was charged with burglary of a habitation.
It's ironic this story involving a gun ran in the Wichita Falls newspaper on the same day Vice President Joe Biden met with his committee assigned to investigate ways to control gun violence in the wake of the senseless slaughter at the school in Newtown, Connecticut.
Also, the preliminary hearing in Aurora, Colorado ended today involving the mass murder with a gun of people watching a movie in a theater.
Gun control is an issue which pervades our country today all the way from Connecticut to Colorado to Wichita Falls, Texas. People on bothe sides of the gun control issue passionately support their beliefs. Indidents like the one at the home on Club View argue a strong case for citizens being armed. By the time the police could have arrived at the scene of this crime the burgular would have escaped to rob again.
The incident on Club View Street is an example of why homeowners sometimes can use a gun to defend themselves and their property.
His bond was set at $50,000.
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