Tuesday morning feel good stories

| December 12, 2017 | 6 Comments

From Port St Lucie, Florida;

A man who lives in the 600 block of NW Fairhaven Drive told police he heard something coming from the family shed and went out to investigate.

When he got outside, Jorge Lopes, 42, came out of the shed with a drill above his head as if he was going to attack the homeowner, police said.

The victim said he drew his firearm and told Lopes to lay on the ground. Lopes did so and the victim held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

Reason 1 to stay out of the UK;

A 72-year-old man who shot dead a burglar he caught breaking into his caravan in the middle of the night was today jailed for illegally owning the shotgun without a licence.

Reuben Gregory told police who arrived in woodland near Heathrow airport and found Wayne Digby’s body that he ‘was the one that did it, mate’.

The pensioner was initially arrested on suspicion of murder but later released and told he would not be prosecuted for the death of Digby, 48.

Digby was caught trying to remove the door from his caravan and armed with a meat-tendering hammer and a makeshift Molotov cocktail fire bomb.

Later Mr Gregory was charged with possessing a firearm without a certificate – an offence he admitted in court last September.

He was today jailed for 10 months, with the final half of his sentence to be served on licence, Judge Paul Dugale said.

From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;

Police were called to the scene of the home in the 2700 block of Veteran Street shortly after 2:30 a.m. for a reported home invasion.

According to police, someone inside of the home fired a shot at the intruders. The shot did not hit anyone, but sources told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that a woman was taken to the hospital with an unrelated injury.

That woman was later taken to jail. Details surrounding her charges have not yet been released.

From Nashville, Tennessee;

A suspect in an alleged attempted robbery was reportedly shot by the victim.

Authorities responded to the shooting at the Extended Stay Hotel in the 2500 block of Elm Hill Pike on Sunday.

A preliminary investigation showed the suspect pulled out a gun to rob the victim, but the victim then grabbed his gun and fired multiple rounds.

The suspect was shot and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with critical injuries.

Police confirmed weapons were recovered from both the suspect and the victim.

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    “The pensioner was initially arrested on suspicion of murder but later released and told he would not be prosecuted for the death of Digby, 48.”

    Uh, what? They aren’t charging him with the intruder’s death? Hmmm… that’s new. Usually, people get whacked for defending themselves for any reason. Maybe the pohlease in England don’t want the criminals to win any more.

  2. Graybeard says:

    It appears to me that those living in the UK are being relegated to the role of medieval serfs, again.

  3. Tallywhagger says:

    Just a scheduling reminder that inmate Bernath has a status hearing on December 15th in the Chesapeake District Court at 09:00.

    He might appreciate some sign of support from his “friends”. If you happen to have a house-helmet, you might attach some palm fronds or similar vegetation and try to appear incognito.

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