Posted: 9/3/2008 3:05:14 PM EDT
Sep 3, 2008 8:29 am US/Central
Tarrant Residents Turn Tables On Would-Be Burglars
FORT WORTH (CBS 11 News) ― Two late night Tarrant County home invasions ended with one of the would-be home invaders' death.
According to reports, about 11 p.m. Tuesday the pair used an open garage to gain access to a house 2600 block of Calico Rock Dr. in Fort Worth. Police said the pair confronted a 38-year old man and his wife in their bedroom and terrorized the couple with a shotgun.
Among the valuables taken were a laptop, a wallet and a jewelry box. The pair also took the couple's red Honda Odyssey. One of the homeowners was a member of Code Blue, the Fort Worth Police Department's Citizen on Patrol unit and a police radio was part of that bounty.
The children sleeping inside the house nor the homeowners were harmed.
About an hour later, police believe the two drove the stolen car to the 600 block of Globe in Blue Mound forced their way into a house, but those homeowners fought back.
The couple said they took action because they had two children who were sleeping inside. Neither child was hurt nor did they wake up.
According to reports, one of the men put shotgun to the woman's face, but she pushed it away and began to fight the men.
Her husband heard the ruckus and entered then wrestled with the larger of the two suspects – a 300-pound man – and was able to get the gun away from him.
Police said the fray made its way outside the house, where the homeowner fired the shotgun twice and hit both of the men.
One of the men was shot twice and the other was "in the line of fire," police said. Both were taken to the John Peter Smith Hospital, where one died and they other underwent surgery.
The robber identified as 21-year-old Dakota Benoit died at the scene. The other man, 25-year-old John Pierson, ran away on foot but was later caught by railroad police as he was attempting to clean himself up in a company fountain on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad property, 2600 Lou Menk.
Police stressed they do not recommend residents take on armed suspects.
It is unlikely the homeowner will face any charges, authorities said, but the District Attorney's Office will decide if the homeowner who shot and killed the invader will go before a Grand Jury.
Too bad the one lived. Nice fighting on the second couples part.
Follow-up article on DMN provides a few more details, especially regarding the wife/mother fighting back, knocking one guy upside the head, and then yelling at hubby to shoot the intruder. Don't want to mess with this lady.
I live in that town. We are a bedroom community- just working class people. No restaraunts, a couple of small grocery/convenience stores, etc.
From what we learned today the scrotes invaded another home prior to this one in a nearby neighborhood. Apparently both invasions were random.
Over the weekend Saginaw had some guys breaking into cars. They were caught by a homeowner and chases. They fired several shots before wrecking going through a dip while turning.
Saginaw is next to Blue Mound. The FW Northside is only a couple of miles away.
The thinking is that both were from Ft.Worth Northside gangs.
It's getting rough around here.
HOOO-RAH for THAT GAL!
A REAL TEXAN!
Awwwwwwww!!!! Poor guy. Probably was just on his way to church and got lost. Funny, I feel no sense of loss here.
For the lady and her husband.
For the ones who left there garage open...when will people learn?!? I do hate that they got hit...but that is just enviting in the bad guy.
In before "They were such good boys"