Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Foiling a burglary

One more punk is taken off the streets. At least for a little while.

According to the police report, homeowner Scott Henderson was in his garage when he heard a loud pop. He opened his garage door and saw someone stealing stuff from his truck. That's when he confronted the burglar, and was stabbed.

Another homeowner came out with a gun and helped detain the burglar until police arrived.

We talked with other neighbors who tell us the burglar robbed several of them, taking mainly tools out of cars.

(from WOAI-TV)

The strange part? The media is actually crediting a handgun for this little reduction in crime on the Northeast Side. In fact, as of this writing, the headline to the above linked piece is "Gun used to detain burglar that stabbed homeowner".

Actually, I'm just assuming it was a handgun. The news story doesn't specify, but if it was a deer rifle or a shotgun that the homeowner used I suspect WOAI would have made that distinction.

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