On Saturday, March 30, a Hazelton, Pa. homeowner returned home around noon to find that he had been the victim of a home invasion. Upon entering the home, he discovered a burglar inside in the process of stealing his belongings reports WNEP 16.
Authorities state that the homeowner shot the intruder in the pelvic area. The intruder then ran from the scene, but was found by police in another home nearby. The criminal was airlifted to a local hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition.
Neighbors in the community, which is located about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia, express that while they are fed up with the increasing crime in the area, it was fortunate that this homeowner was able to protect himself and his property.
Perhaps the burglar would have fared better had he paid attention to his surroundings and noticed that the home he targeted not only had an American flag hanging in the window but also a National Rifle Association sticker, therefore possibly indicating that it probably was not easiest of targets after all.
There are only two reports of this story of defensive gun use, both by local media outlets. However, when an ex-state trooper shoots and kills his ex-wife before turning the gun on himself, there are 11 pages of reports of the story from all across the nation.
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