Skip to comments.Police: Homeowners shoot burglar dead[Multiple Family Members Armed]
Posted on 04/07/2014 2:35:29 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici
WINTER HAVEN (FOX 13) - A man breaking into a Winter Haven home Monday morning was shot and killed by the family living there, Police Chief Gary Hester said.
It happened at a little before 7 a.m. on Lake Marriana Road Drive. A mother, father, and son woke up to the sound of someone, identified by police as 40-year-old Mitchell Large, trying to get in through a porch door.
Chief Hester said one of the family members fired a warning shot.
"[A resident] fired a warning shot above the door. That warning shot did not deter the intruder. The intruder didn't retreat," Hester said.
The chief said Large made it into the kitchen. But by then,three members of the Pena family were armed.
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Give that family an award and a medal!
Too bad Bammy is not up for a Darwin Prize.
NICE!!! Good guys WIN..bad guy gets a trip six feet under..good riddance
Once the Tigers leave town, the peeps can get into more trouble with each other.
>>I know Florida just changed the laws about warning shots but is that in effect yet?<<
They didn’t change the law — the existing SYG law was interpreted as allowing for warning shots.
So yes, they are within the law in both the warning and the not-so-warning.
Uh-oh, they will get in trouble for that warning shot.
I know Florida just changed the laws about warning shots but is that in effect yet?
In retrospect, maybe he just missed.
“Authorities said the family’s 20-year-old daughter was also in the home, but did not see what happened.”
Betcha she heard something !!! da bang bang
IMO not wise. It could have gone through the wall and hit someone across the street.
< It happened at a little before 7 a.m. >
Good to know it didn't ruin an entire night's sleep !
Families that spray lead together stay alive together.
but what if the warning shot hits a cessna or a UFO?
“My baby ain’t never done hurt nobody! He wuz mindin’ hiz own bidness until these crackas came out an’ shot him!”
Happy the family made it through, that sounds like a real predator was stopped before he could do irreparable harm to innocents. It’s heart-warming to hear a story where the victims were sufficiently armed to successfully defend themselves.
Constructive criticism though - discharging a firearm is by practical as well as general legal definition utilizing lethal force. If there is an imminent threat to life or limb that justifies the use of lethal force, it’s best to apply that lethal force to the threat and not to inanimate objects in your vicinity. Wasting time, wasting ammo, and sending lethal projectiles off into some random direction, are likely to make matters worse.
If there’s no threat that warrants lethal force, sending a lethal projectile zinging off into the nether is, to say the least, f***ing stupid. Demonstrating that you have no qualms about spraying your home or your neighborhood with lead is far less likely to end a potentially lethal confrontation than simply shooting the assailant.
Stupid morons breaking into others homes. Wonder if he was high or drunk?
The guy kept coming after a warning shot and was unarmed. I’m guessing a meth head.
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