A man lay in a Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was fresh out of surgery for the slug that was removed from him and as he awoke, he saw himself surrounded by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s officers waiting to take him into custody. At that point, the man must have realized that breaking into the Castaic home that he did was an immense mistake.
The unidentified man (at the time of this writing) was breaking into a house in Castaic at about 2:00 in the morning when his banging on the windows, looking for an entry point was noticed by the woman who owned the home he was attempting to forcefully enter.
As soon as the woman heard the noise she placed a call to the local police saying that there was a burglary in progress at her home. At the point the call was being made, the man was attempting to kick in her front door. At that point, as the door began to crumble, the homeowner shouted that she was armed. This did not deter the criminal.
As the door eventually gave way to the kicks, the man barged into the home and he was met with exactly what he said he would be met with, the homeowner and her handgun.
According to Deputy Lisa Jansen with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office’s report police report, it was at that point that the time for talking was over.
“After a short confrontation with the suspect, the victim fired a shot, from her firearm, at the suspect hitting him in the chest.”
And just that quickly, the situation was back in control. Moments later police arrived on the scene and gave first aid to the man lying on the floor with a gunshot wound. He was then sent to the hospital where his surgery for the slug began.
At this point, there has been no word as to whether or not the woman who defended her home would be charged or not for her role in the event, but I think it is safe to say that at least in the court of public opinion, she did everything by the numbers.
What do you think? Do you think this homeowner had any firearm training given how the situation panned out? Let us know in the comments below.