This one’s a triple-goodie: a criminal takes a hit, a dog is saved, and a gun-owner uses his gun to protect his abode. It actually happened a bit over a week ago, but I missed writing an article about it then.
Seems a naked guy climbed up onto the front porch of a house at about 5AM in the “Little Haiti” section of the greater Miami area. The intruder then tried to choke one of the homeowner’s dogs – a Rottweiler. When the homeowner came to the scene to see what was going on, the intruder – who was totally naked at the time – then attacked the homeowner and began choking and biting him.
Unfortunately for the naked guy, the homeowner was packing heat. He fired twice, hitting the suspect in the foot once. This did not deter the intruder, who continued to assault the homeowner. The homeowner attempted to fire a third time, but his gun jammed.
The homeowner was finally able to pin down his naked attacker and hold him while members of his family called police. He continued to restrain the guy until police arrived.
When the police arrived, the naked guy tried to bite them too.
No, I’m not making this stuff up – I’m completely serious. And yes, other accounts of the incident do indeed indicate that police believe the intruder may have been “under the influence of drugs”.
Drugs involved. Gee – ya think?
The naked guy – identified as Jeffery Delice, 20 – is expected to recover fully. So are the homeowner and the dog.
However, Delice has a few little legal problems at present. He’s currently charged with assault, resisting arrest with violence, lewd and lascivious behavior, and animal cruelty. Delice also has prior arrests – but no convictions – for possession of marijuana, armed robbery, and assault.
I guess this is just another case of “overreaction” by one of those gun nuts and their scary, evil guns.