UpNorth sends us two links to make you make you feel good on this cold-ass day. The first from Lansing, MI in which a woman defends her family from a misled youth;
It happened around midnight when an Ingham County woman opened fire on an intruder at her home on the 4200 block of West Holt Road, a few blocks from Cedar Street in Holt.
The suspect was male and was shot multiple times. He had injuries to his stomach as well as his hands.
Inside the home were a woman, man, and four children. At this time officials tell us that no one else in the home was hurt.
In the second, an elderly Dallas man permanently ventilates an intruder and then has to defend himself again from the deceased man’s family;
The homeowner, a repeat burglary victim, found 33-year-old Deyfon Pipkins attempting to climb in the house through the window and fired at least one shot at the criminal, hitting his target.
Dallas police Sgt. Calvin Johnson told KDFW-TV that the homeowner is covered by the so-called “Castle Doctrine,” which provides legal protection to gun owners in Texas and other states who are forced to use deadly force against a home intruder.
“It means they don’t actually have to retreat once someone comes in their home,” Johnson said. “You have the option of using deadly force if you believe your life is in danger.
Now, the last chapter of the 18-page criminal history of Deyfon Pipkins has been written thanks to a citzen who had been burglarized one too many times. Is my TV worth your life?