Skip to comments.Homeowner Shoots at Suspects During Break-In No injuries, four charged
Posted on 09/13/2011 10:08:49 AM PDT by HammerT
A home invasion in Winston-Salem ended early Monday morning after the homeowner fired a revolver while the suspects were inside.
The home of Delmar Brevard Polite, 47, was broken into around 2:25 a.m. on Thornaby Drive. Polite said it started after he heard his doorbell ring.
"I said, who in the world would ring the doorbell at 2:30 in the morning? Next thing I hear was boom, and the door smashed open. By that time I went to grab my revolver." Polite said.
Polite said he heard one suspect order his accomplices to get a DVD player, and then he confronted one of the suspects face to face in the stairwell.
"The young man stepped around at the second step, and when he stepped around he made the remark, 'Oh sh...' and I just fired twice," Polite said.
It was pitch black during the shooting, and Polite ended up hitting walls near the floor. Still, the shots from his .357 startled the suspects enough that they fled the house, Polite said. Winston-Salem police were able to track down the suspects later.
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Excellent quote. Serious, yet danged funny!
Let me guess. You were cleaning your keyboard and it suddenly went off.
Understatement for sure! A .357 magnum has one loud muzzleblast, makes your ears ring if you're not wearing protection. Indoors? Mercy!
not too big, not too small.
Spray a nice wide pattern and you wont miss a thing...
Too small. 20 gauge or bigger, loaded with nothing smaller than #4 buckshot.
Wide pattern? Not at close range, which will be the distance with home defense. At 20 feet the pattern will be maybe 4" in diameter, if it's like my old Remington 870 12 gauge (cylinder bore; no choke).
This is life and death stuff. If you have to shoot then it's shoot-to-kill. Get an effective weapon.
Perfect justification of my preference for 12-Mag.
He wouldn’t have had to have good aim if it was a short barreled shotgun....
Saga 12ga, 8 rnd mag, 9 pellets per shell...somebody be in trouble!
Yes, you do have to wonder how the gun grabbers would handle this kind of situation.
“Let me guess. You were cleaning your keyboard and it suddenly went off.”
But I was so sure it was unloaded...
“Yes, you do have to wonder how the gun grabbers would handle this kind of situation.”
Now there’s a herd that could use some thinning.
“Honest, I only pulled the trigger once! I couldnt have shot all four of them”
Sear pin? I ain’t got no sear pin. I don’t need no steenking sear pin.
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