Two teenagers paid the ultimate price after breaking into at least one other house and then picking the wrong one.
This past Sunday, a woman and her daughter returned to her Colorado home to discover someone had broken in. She immediately called the police, who told her it would be a while before they could respond because they were dealing with a bigger issue in the area. Little did she know, the suspects in the other incident were the same suspects that broke into her home.
Police reported that two teenagers, one was sixteen years old and the other’s age has not been disclosed, broke into an unoccupied home and then accessed a neighbor’s backyard. The teenagers were armed, one with a handgun and the other with a machete. The armed homeowner confronted the two suspects, one of which shot at the homeowner. The homeowner returned fire hitting both suspects.
The wounded teenagers were transported to the hospital, where they both died. The homeowner will not be prosecuted as Colorado’s Make My Day law protects him.
One of the teenager’s mothers spoke to the media, saying, “It’s senseless. He didn’t have to lose his life over this. He could have gave him a warning. They were kids.”
I feel sorry for the fact that this mother lost a child, but that “child” was armed and breaking into houses. And it was reported that the teens fired first, so what warning was this homeowner supposed to give after being shot at? Simply put, crime doesn’t pay. If you don’t want to get shot breaking into houses, don’t break into houses.