Break-ins don’t just happen at night. You need to be prepared to defend yourself against a home intruder, whether it is half past midnight or on a Friday afternoon.
Last Friday, a man kicked in the back door of a home in Harrisburg, PA. The homeowner was armed and prepared to defend himself against the intruder, confronting the suspect as he kicked the door in.
The homeowner warned the intruder to stop and leave, but the suspect was not deterred, and the homeowner shot him in self-defense. Apparently, the gunshot wounds deterred him, and the police quickly found the suspect nearby. They also found a large butcher knife on his person. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was charged with trespassing, attempted burglary, terroristic threats, and recklessly endangering another person.
We don’t know if the homeowner had a gun on his person or if he had time to arm himself after hearing his backdoor being kicked in. But anything you can do to buy yourself some more time during a home invasion, the better. And we just published an article that lists a few things you can do to buy yourself that extra time.