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Posted: 10/31/2004 10:00:07 PM EST
I know they are on vacation till WED so I quietly go investigate. Front is clear except for a car I've haven't seen before. I do a quick check on the car and note the plate and make. I very quietly head towards the rear of the house with the Glock in one hand and the Surefire in the other.
I see 2 morons trying to break-in from the back door. After I determine that no one else is around, I light them up with my M6 Surefire and the light on the glock. I tell them to halt, First guy runs like hell and I'm in no mood to chase anyone. He gets in the car and takes off but I already got the plate number(probably stolen). The 2nd guy approaches me with the crow bar thinking all I have is a flashlight. I fire a warning shot and tell him the next fucker won't miss. At this point the badguy is face down, spreadeagle and shaking like a motherfucker and pissed his pants. Amazing what a M6 laser light combo and a bright ass M6 will do. In less than a minute the corner neighbor sheriff shows up with his shotgun and tells me to holster my weapon. I'm so freakin nervous it takes me a few times to holster it.
The guy get frisked by the deputy and they find a POS .380 on him. The county deputy hauled hs ass away . He checked my weapon to make sure it was legal and he said good job. Sheriff says that this guy is a suspected in other robberies in the county. Helped him out with some paper work and getaway car details and I'm still shaking like a mother and I'm too hopped up on adrenaline!!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:01:55 PM EST
Cool!!Good job dude!!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:02:10 PM EST
wow.. GJ!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:03:06 PM EST
You did good, that would have scarced the heck out of me.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:03:45 PM EST
So ... where did the "warning bullet" go?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:03:50 PM EST
You missed one thing:

You didn't shoot a dog.

Close, but no cigar.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:04:13 PM EST
Excellent. Bravo.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:04:48 PM EST
Well done.
Ain't going to make the papers though.
Gun ownership would look good - that can't happen!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:04:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 10:05:54 PM EST by 1Andy2]
WTG!

But how are you going to explain that bullet hole in the wall of your neighbors house?

eta: Oh yeah, be sure to post pics of the newspaper story.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:05:20 PM EST
Good Job!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:05:53 PM EST
Shit Hot, man! Great Job!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:06:08 PM EST
Daaaamnn. excellent Job!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:06:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
So ... where did the "warning bullet" go?


up in the air, i think it might have hit a UFO.
my fuggin ears are still ringing and this was about a hour ago
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:07:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
So ... where did the "warning bullet" go?



piqued my curiosity as well there. Other than that... GREAT JOB... [Fred Rogers]Wont you be my neighbor?[/Fred Rogers]
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:08:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
WTG!

But how are you going to explain that bullet hole in the wall of your neighbors house?

eta: Oh yeah, be sure to post pics of the newspaper story.


probably just be a small blurb in the weekly cime stats
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:11:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 10:12:28 PM EST by Da_Bunny]
Fucking AWESOME!!!!

BTW, NEVER shoot in the air.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:12:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
WTG!

But how are you going to explain that bullet hole in the wall of your neighbors house?

eta: Oh yeah, be sure to post pics of the newspaper story.


probably just be a small blurb in the weekly cime stats



Yeah, but yo will now OFFICIALLY be one of the 2.5 MILLION people who used a firearm to prevent a crime in the FBI stats. Welcome to the club. Not that I am a member, hope never to be one but once again GREAT JOB MAN!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:13:01 PM EST
Excellent job!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:13:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 10:14:58 PM EST by twonami]
Funny, it's 37 degrees out and I was in my cargo shorts and a t-shirt and the sheriff was in his PJ bottoms and we didn't notice the cold till we were sitting in the cruiser.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:15:04 PM EST
Outstanding!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:15:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
Funny, it's 37 degrees out and I was in my cargo shorts and a t-shirt and the sheriff was in his PJ bottoms and we didn't notice the cold till we were sitting in the cruiser.



adrenaline is good for that
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:15:50 PM EST
Your neighbors are lucky to have you! Well done!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:17:22 PM EST
Good job. Seems like you handled the situation well.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:17:22 PM EST
You should contact several papers with the story. It is newsworthy.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:18:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Fucking AWESOME!!!!

BTW, NEVER shoot in the air.


Where should I fire a warning shot, in the perps head?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:19:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Fucking AWESOME!!!!

BTW, NEVER shoot in the air.


Where should I fire a warning shot, in the perps head?



yeah. then post pics.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:22:19 PM EST
I avoid publicity especially like this, every tough guy "wanna be" wants to start shit with you
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:23:03 PM EST
very admirable of you. definately something to be proud about.

also, where else would be a logical place to shoot a warning shot? grass? wall? shoe? dog?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:24:46 PM EST
It would probably have been cooler if I used the Bushy. Damn I wish I had some valium to calm me down.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:25:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Fucking AWESOME!!!!

BTW, NEVER shoot in the air.


Where should I fire a warning shot, in the perps head?



How far was the guy from you? If he is less than 21' with an edged or impact weapon, he is a potential deadly threat. Since you already told him to stop, advancing on you is a serious indicator that he has "intent"..................

All of us would hate that warning shot to come down and hit another person, or cause property damage.

Also maybe should have called 911, or the neighborhood Deputy prior to trying to approach.

Among other things, if you go out there, alone, with 2 of them, you are at a serious tactical disadvantage.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:31:10 PM EST
Lets hope they catch the other guy. Unlikely he would ever show up around you but I know I'd be up looking around every night after that!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:31:23 PM EST
Good job.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:34:06 PM EST
Good on ya! Love to hear stories like this.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:35:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Fucking AWESOME!!!!

BTW, NEVER shoot in the air.


Where should I fire a warning shot, in the perps head?



yeah. then post pics.



no no no....shoot him in the pooper then post pics!!!

good job man, hindsight is always 20/20 but the warning shot would have been better into the ground than the air.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:36:21 PM EST
BZ!



Let us know when they catch his asshat friend.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:41:32 PM EST

Those turds made a mistake.

(They broke into a house next to where a MAN lived)



Zen


"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:42:41 PM EST
Good Job!

You could have killed him but then you would have had to live with that maybe even read about his family etc, so it all turned out good.

You did the right thing warning shot and all no monday morning quarterbacking from me.



Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:44:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:44:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Fucking AWESOME!!!!

BTW, NEVER shoot in the air.


Where should I fire a warning shot, in the perps head?



OK, be that way....buh bye.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:48:51 PM EST
Good Job!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:50:52 PM EST
Congrats, great job!! BTY you would have been perfectly justified in shooting him if he was running at you with a crow bar. That way the case is permanantly cleared!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 10:51:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
WHOA could I make a list of errors....



Yeah, but your list would go

1) Didn't have a 1911A1 type weapon
2) Had a Glock

Right?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 11:29:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 11:47:37 PM EST by Tate]

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
You should contact several papers with the story. It is newsworthy.



Truly

Glad you are safe.

Well done!



edit (man, I'm editing every post tonight!):

As for the warning shot, I have been taught that a "warning shot" should virtually *never* be fired. Once a gun is fired, folks tend to get nervous (ala the wet pants). When folks get nervous, who knows what they will do. If person #1 is armed with anything and person #2 fires a "warning shot", it is quite plausible that person #1 gets a message of "I'm about to die". Lots of folks (me included) might chose to attack - hit or not - after hearing a report and seeing a muzzle flash. Very easy for a battle to the death to ensue. First "bang" should be COM, quickly followed by another COM shot.

That being said, you *do not* want to shoot anybody if it can be avoided. Few things can cause more headaches - legal, mental, ect.

You did well.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 11:38:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By CelesChere:
very admirable of you. definately something to be proud about.

also, where else would be a logical place to shoot a warning shot? grass? wall? shoe? dog?


part of the yard is those large gravel stones, so that might be bad
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 11:40:27 PM EST
Atta Boy!!!

Link Posted: 10/31/2004 11:40:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 11:41:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
. . . I light them up with my M6 Surefire and the light on the glock.



What light were you using on your Glock? Did the use of both the handheld light and the weapon light help? If only one light would have been adequate, which one would you rather have?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 11:42:46 PM EST
Good job, you got your cherry busted. You are now an arfcom elitist who has really seen "A shot fire in anger" Now go relax from your adrenaline dump.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 11:43:31 PM EST
Good job!

I agree on the warning shot thing. If he was within 21 feet, had a weapon of some sort that could cause great harm/death and continued to advance after you told him to halt you'd be within your rights to shoot the fucker in most places.

I personally would have him sighted in after failed to halt after the warning. If he was stupid enough to continue advancing with a weapon pointed at him.....
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 11:49:00 PM EST
First guy split, no questions asked but the dude with the crow bar didn't run towards me but started to move toward me. As soon as the warning shot went off he dropped the crow bar. As far as someone getting hurt from the bullet, maybe a cow or goat.
I was using the Glock because I am more accustomed to it at this time plus I had 15 chances of hitting the guy
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 11:50:06 PM EST
I am not normally an advocate of "warning shots" no matter where they are fired....However in this situation, (where the perp could not see that you had a weapon) the warning shot saved you from having to take a life tonight...even if it were justified.

i think you did good...only things that could have gone better was maybe a call to the Po Po BEFORE you went to check....

and maybe the warning shot into a suitable backstop, such as grass....

HOWEVER, expecting a situation like this to go down "textbook" is a tall order, and i think that, given the circumstances, you demonstrated resolve, restraint...and acted admirably.

have a beer, and hit the hay...good on ya mate.
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