Friday, November 16, 2007

Being Neighborly, Texas Style.

Yesterday afternoon, a man in his 70's from Pasadena TX shot and killed two burglars as they were leaving a neighbors house.

From the Houston Chronicle:

By Ruth Rendon

A Pasadena homeowner this afternoon fatally shot two men he believed were burglarizing his neighbor's house, police said.

About 2 p.m., the homeowner in the Village Grove East subdivision heard noises he thought sounded like broken glass, said Capt. A.H. "Bud" Corbett, with the Pasadena Police Department. The man determined the noise was coming from next door...

...The man then called police to inform them he thought his neighbor's house was being burglarized.

The man then saw two men coming through a gate in the backyard of the neighbor's house.

"He confronted them with a shotgun," Corbett said, and asked them to stop. They did not and he fired two shots, striking each man once, Corbett said.

One man was found dead about two houses from where the reported burglary occurred. The other was found dead across the street, Corbett said.

Police are interviewing the homeowner.
This incident occurred yesterday. Thanks to a reader, Kevin, we can listen in to the actual 911 call. Kevin pointed me to a report on KHOU 11 that includes the call in it's entirety. Listen closely and you can hear the 911 operators comments to the police dispatcher during the pauses. Also, the page auto reloads about half way through the call. Just restart the video and drag the pointer to the appropriate spot.

Mr. Horn is going before the Grand Jury in Houston, I'm putting the odds at about 50/50 that he will be no billed.

Sure would be nice if these reporters would report on the more vital aspects of stories like this, you know, details such as make and model of the shotgun, ammo used, distance to the goblin, stuff like that.

1 comment:

Fits said...

I'm surprised when they even spell "shotgun" correctly.

To the journalists writing such drivel its simply too hard to be accurate, but they get most if not all of their information from the as-clueless members of law enforcement who are but vaguely familiar with which ends gets pointed towards bad guy.

A shotgun is loaded with "shells". That pretty much sums up the knowledge available to most speed-tax-enforcers.