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HOME INTRUDERS MAKE FATAL MISTAKE OF BREAKING INTO ARMED 72-YEAR-OLD MAN’S HOME — GUESS WHAT HAPPENED

A 72-year-old homeowner immediately retrieved his handgun when he heard several home intruders attempting to gain entry to his Las Vegas residence early Monday morning. And when the criminals entered his bedroom, he opened fire, killing one of the suspects and sending the rest fleeing, KLAS-TV reports.

“Several intruders, had gotten into the home, entered his bedroom and he fired at least one shot, and they fled,” Metro Police Officer Bill Cassell said. “It is unusual, first of all, to have multiple people burglarizing a residence, especially when they are carrying weapons.”

When police eventually arrived at the Las Vegas home, they found one of the intruders trying to escape in a car. The car hit a patrol car and then the suspect attempted to flee on foot, however, police were able to take the man into custody.

A second suspect, described as a Latin male, was last seen running from the neighborhood where the attempted robbery took place. He remains at large. Police found a third male, armed with a handgun, dead in the homeowner’s backyard. The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound.

The incident was the second time in three days that a homeowner in Las Vegas had used a firearm during an attempted burglary and fired at an intruder.

The elderly homeowner, identified as Dr. Joseph Piracci, is also a recent burglary victim. Police say charges against Piracci are not expected.

MORE  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/05/1-criminal-dead-72-year-old-man-alive-after-his-handgun-protects-him-from-armed-intruders/

h/t  Doc

» 16 Comments

  1. Diann

    February 7th, 2013

    They should have stayed off his lawn. Hahahahaha! That’s funny as hell.

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  2. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 7th, 2013

    ‘When police eventually arrived…’. Hahahahaha. THAT’S funny as hell.

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  3. Unruly Refugee

    February 7th, 2013

    Proven to be the only effective way to stop armed criminals — shoot the bastards.

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  4. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 7th, 2013

    “When police eventually arrived at the Las Vegas home, they found one of the intruders trying to escape in a car.”

    Yeah, well they couldn’t have been too damn slow if they arrived before a perp could get his car started. OTOH, I’ve seen some Mexican cars . . .

    And GOOD FOR THE DOC!

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  5. McFartus Spontaneous

    February 7th, 2013

    Im guessing boom boom, dead bad guy? Sweet. Molon Labe & meet my lil friend..:-)

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  6. Claudia

    February 7th, 2013

    “Police found a third male, armed with a handgun, dead in the homeowner’s backyard.” Hahahahaha! That’s funny as hell.

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  7. McFartus Spontaneous

    February 7th, 2013

    Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6 fellow iOTW’s

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  8. thirdtwin

    February 7th, 2013

    “When police eventually arrived at the Las Vegas home, they found one of the intruders trying to escape in a car. The car hit a patrol car and then the suspect attempted to flee on foot, however, police were able to take the man into custody.”

    In addition to all the felony charges, I hope they hit this thug with No Insurance and Unlicensed Driver. And yes, I am sure.

    I also hope the thug still at large runs completely out of status in the desert.

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  9. McFartus Spontaneous

    February 7th, 2013

    Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. didnt mean you guys, iOTW’s. I meant huh, my fellow iOTW’s. Damn, i hate typing, where’s a pencil when u want one!

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  10. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 7th, 2013

    The DHS is now investigating this case. The man used a gun but since he is a doctor, it is obvious that he has many types of scissors available but failed to use any of them.

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  11. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 7th, 2013

    “Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6 fellow iOTW’s.”

    When my time comes, I’d deem it a huge privelege to be carried by six iOTWers. Any six.

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  12. conservative cowgirl

    February 7th, 2013

    That doctor has excellent “gun control”!!! One dirtbag down, many more to go!

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  13. serfer62

    February 7th, 2013

    One “latin male”? Were the others Holder’s people?

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  14. thirdtwin

    February 7th, 2013

    “The intruders are believed to be members of the violent criminal gang MS-13…oops, make that MS-12.”

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  15. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 7th, 2013

    Thirdtwin wins!

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  16. Sandbar Ed

    February 7th, 2013

    Call me sentimental but I love stories with happy endings

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