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Posted: 1/4/2004 3:44:28 AM EDT
Land of the Free? Home of the Brave.
AP • Reuters •


Second Time Unlucky for Burglar


Dec 31, 10:32 am ET

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A burglar who was wounded while breaking into a Chicago suburb home drove himself to the hospital in his intended victim's BMW, which he had likely stolen the night before, police said Tuesday.
The 31-year-old burglar, who let himself into the home on Monday night with keys he had apparently stolen on Sunday night, suffered two gunshot wounds and escaped by diving through a plate glass window.

Police, who arrested him at the hospital, said his wounds were not life-threatening.

The homeowner who shot the burglar may also be in trouble. The 54-year-old father of two lives in Wilmette, Illinois, an upscale Chicago suburb that bans handgun ownership. For the gun, he could face a fine of up to $750.


Link Posted: 1/4/2004 3:51:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RELOADER-BOB: Land of the Free? Home of the Brave. AP • Reuters • Second Time Unlucky for Burglar Dec 31, 10:32 am ET CHICAGO (Reuters) - A burglar who was wounded while breaking into a Chicago suburb home drove himself to the hospital in his intended victim's BMW, which he had likely stolen the night before, police said Tuesday. The 31-year-old burglar, who let himself into the home on Monday night with keys he had apparently stolen on Sunday night, suffered two gunshot wounds and escaped by diving through a plate glass window. Police, who arrested him at the hospital, said his wounds were not life-threatening. The homeowner who shot the burglar [red]may[/red] also be in trouble. The 54-year-old father of two lives in Wilmette, Illinois, an upscale Chicago suburb that bans handgun ownership. For the gun, he [red]could[/red] face a fine of up to $750. [soapbox]
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Yeah, he shoots a guy, and the news comes up with the info that he may get a municipal citation out of it.
Link Posted: 1/4/2004 4:15:42 AM EDT
I kind of like that they added it. If a normal person is reading this it makes the law look ridicuous. Sometimes getting the sheeple scared works for us too. There were a lot of first time gun buyers in Sep of 01.
Link Posted: 1/4/2004 4:17:13 AM EDT
Good point Sherrick.
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