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July 1, 2015

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Homeowner’s gunshots scare off would-be home invaders


Metro Police are searching for two men suspected of attempting to break into a home Friday night before running when the homeowner shot at them.

Police responded to the incident about 9:15 p.m. at a home in the 4200 block of San Alivia Court, near Southern Highlands and St. Rose parkways. The homeowner shot at the men as they attempted to break in, police said.

The men ran, leaving their backpacks, police said.

Police do not know if either of the men were shot.

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  1. That is a security guard gated community which proves those guards at the gates and driving around only keep the honest people out. Criminals will always find a way in.

  2. This was right next door to me and I feel horrible for my neighbors they are an elderly couple. I actually have video of 4 kids walking towards their home before they intruded in on them. Southern Highland Patrol is absolutely USELESS. Their job is to be security for community when in fact they are the Gestapo for Southern Highlands HOA going around not looking for suspicious characters but looking to fine home owners for violations like having a basketball hoop 100 feet into your property. As long as residents tolerate the HOA's actions and lack of security that we are charged for,more incidents like this will happen!

  3. Thank goodness these people had a GUN! This might be a much different story otherwise.

  4. I thought guns were bad. Hmmm, maybe not. Huh?

  5. One of my favorite signs is one which shows a burglar overlaid with the international symbol for no and the words "Nothing in here worth dying for!" over it.

  6. Breaking in, SMILE YOU'RE ON CAMERA.

  7. "The men ran, leaving their backpacks, police said. Police do not know if either of the men were shot."

    How different this report would have been if the homeowner had not been armed, instead of unarmed due perhaps to a bureaucratic snag under proposed new registration laws!

    "Criminals will always find a way in."

    Noindex -- assuming you have firsthand knowledge of that community's security, excellent post!

    "This was right next door to me....."

    randyd -- an even more excellent post! Evidently useless security isn't just a government thing. Gotta ask -- how did Metro handle the shooter? Anything useful found in the backpacks?

    "Thank goodness these people had a GUN!"

    "I thought guns were bad. Hmmm, maybe not."

    lovinglife, lowjiber -- more good posts. Glad some of us are still suspicious of the herd's "guns are bad, m'kay" attitude!

    "...there is no comparison whatsoever between an armed and a disarmed man...or that any unarmed man will remain safe among armed servants." -- Niccolo Machiavelli 1513 "The Prince" Chapter IV

  8. Good people need guns today to defend themselves. Metro, Bloomberg, and the liberals don't want you to have guns but they aren't there to protect you either. The bad guys will always have them. Good thing this homeowner had the ability to defend their property and lives or you would be reading the story about their demise.

  9. CreatedEQL says "You don't have a real argument, you have an emotion you want to be an argument."

    But that's also true of you.

    You support this law because you say it will save lives. So great, now put some meat in your argument instead of just emotion. Show us some data from some jurisdiction that passed a similar law and saw a provable reduction in deaths as a result of the law.