We say this often. You never know when crazy is going to show up at your door. And that’s exactly what happened in a Largo, FL neighborhood yesterday morning. Luckily, one of the homeowners was armed.
Early yesterday morning, a man forced his way into a home in Largo, FL. He was able to gain entry because the homeowner opened the front door. The suspect was reportedly acting in an erratic and paranoid state. The victim ran out of the house to get help.
The suspect followed the victim outside and tried to get into a neighbor’s home by kicking the front door but could not gain access. He then continued to follow the first victim, who got help from another neighbor. As the victim and neighbor when into the neighbor’s home, the suspect followed them and illegally entered.
“Smith was shot during this incident and is presently receiving medical treatment where he is currently listed in critical but stable condition. Alcohol and or narcotics appear to be a factor in this case,” said Largo Police via Tampa FP.
The one main takeaway from this is something we all know and have probably heard our whole lives. Never opened the door to strangers. And with the proliferation of doorbell cameras, there should be no reason why you should. And this is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t. Don’t be complacent, as it might just cost you your life.