Doubtful the crook "escaped" the shotgun blast as the story stated, the shooter just missed. I'll state the obvious here: practice, practice, practice. The best home or self defense firearm is useless if you can't hit anything with it!
It's too bad he didn't use his brain when he purchased a pistol-grip shotgun without any stock or even a handle to help on the aim. Gee, I wonder why he missed? :rolleyesb:Geddie said his brain was the most powerful weapon he used during the incident. He was able to think his way through everything, he said.