I am not sure how this one didn’t make it into the news sooner because this is a weird case of breaking and entering. On February 26, 35-year-old Paula Locklear broke into a house naked and started hitting the homeowner with a cast iron frying pan in an area southwest of Roanoke, Va.
The homeowner heard a noise in the back of the house, went into the kitchen, and saw a naked woman coming in through the back door with a frying pan.
The homeowner got Locklear out of the house and onto the back porch, then secured the door. Locklear then started beating on the kitchen window and started shutting off the circuit breakers to the house. She returned to the back door and started hitting it, which is when the homeowner shot her in the leg.
When deputies arrived, they discovered Locklear with a gunshot wound in her leg, and the EMS took her to the hospital. They charged Locklear with felony breaking and entering an occupied home while armed with a deadly weapon, assault and battery, plus property damage.
According to the sheriff’s office, they held Locklear without bond until arraignment in Carroll County General District Court. They are not going to file charges against the homeowner, and the Carroll County Commonwealth Attorney Roger Brooks said that the shooting was justified as self-defense.
If you follow my articles, you know I am all for criminals getting what they deserve. Let’s face it, breaking into someone’s house naked and swinging a frying pan isn’t your typical criminal behavior. The police said the homeowner didn’t know her, which rules out any domestic situation.
The homeowner was on the wrong end of a frying pan and had she hit him enough or in the right spot, his life would have been over. It’s sad for all involved, and with any luck, she will get the help if she needs it.