Friday Morning Feel Good Story

| January 17, 2014

So this morning’s feel good story comes from Georgia, where a gentleman tried to turn his life around with another man’s recreation vehicle;

The 67-year-old resident of Auburn told Barrow County sheriff’s deputies that at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday he awoke upon hearing the alarm go off in a camper in his yard.

The man told the officer he got his 16-gauge shotgun and went to the trailer, where he confronted the burglar climbing out of a window.

When the man got outside, the homeowner “ordered him to freeze. When the suspect ran, (the victim) fired three shots from his shotgun at the suspect.”

The homeowner told the deputy he thinks one shot hit the suspect because he started screaming as he ran and disappeared into a wooded area, according to the report.

My favorite kinds of targets; pop-up, running, screaming targets.

Category: Feel Good Stories

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  1. jerry920 says:

    Geeze, how about a spew warning next time!

    “My favorite kinds of targets; pop-up, running, screaming targets”

  2. Sparks says:

    Love it Jonn. LMAO Good for the homeowner.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    16 gauge? Is that something I could handle without getting knocked over by it?

    Was he using rock salt or birdshot?

  4. “Running Away” is a dicey situation in most places. I would first call out to him, and hope that he reflexively, at least turns his head toward me, then hit him in the face.

  5. David says:

    PH2 – you would not notice much difference between a 16ga and a 12ga. Worth noting – a .410 shotgun has little recoil, more muzzle energy than a .44 Magnum, and at indoor distances can be very decisive. Due to the popularity of handguns like the Taurus judge, there are some really nice self-defense loads available, too. Ping me off list if you want more info.