Chief Tango sends us a link to our feel good story for today, this time it’s from Independence, Missouri where a man went to his father’s house and found that the thieves had turned their lives around by ransacking the home and tearing the copper out of the walls. But the stealthy pair tried to hide in the bushes, just not very well.
He noticed a vehicle, and then saw the suspects in bushes.
The man, who only wanted to be identified as Irvin, ordered them to freeze. He told KCTV5 that the suspects jumped in their vehicle and tried to run him over. He then fired two shots toward the tire, but at least one bullet went through the back window and apparently hit the woman.
“I was trying to incapacitate the car at that point,” Irvin said. “I was trying to shoot out the tires, shoot out a window. That way the cops knew exactly what to look for if they see a brown Oldsmobile on the road with no windows. The adrenaline was flowing.”
The second suspect rushed the injured woman to St. Mary’s Hospital in Blue Springs. After dropping her off, that man, identified in court documents as Michael A. Swatosh, 34, of Butler, MO, fled.