Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Taking risks with life

If you are thinking about taking up a life of petty crime, ask yourself this: Is a potted plant worth your very life?
A suspected burglar was shot by a homeowner Wednesday morning while attempting to steal a potted plant, police said.

The man had just dropped his children off at school when he went to a home in the 700 block of Shadwell and tried to swipe the plan[t], police said.

Moments later, the homeowner shot the man with a handgun, police said. The bullet grazed the man on the head.
(from KSAT-12)

Remember, this is Texas, and criminals are likely to get shot if they are caught stealing, breaking and entering, or engaging in any other crimes against their neighbors.

It's a good thing to consider before you swipe something.

1 comment:

Sabra said...

You should have seen the WOAI article on it. Money quote: "The guy instantly had second thoughts about pursuing his career as a plant burglar and jumped into a car as the homeowner continued blazing away."

Sigh. (