I just think this one is fun. It absolutely is a legitimate defensive gun use (DGU) but it's not what we typically think of.
A New Port Richey, Florida woman was home alone on Thursday (May 15, 2014) when she heard a pounding on the door. What she was was a man, identified by police as 38-year-old Anthony Capuano, holding a gun, wearing a demon mask, and demanding entry to the residence. Seems perfectly normal so far, right?
The woman went to her bedroom, grabbed her boyfriends 9mm handgun. As the man broke the front window and tried to crawl through the woman opened fire, striking him twice. The armed, demon mask wearing assailant fled to his car where he sped off before crashing into another house and calling 911 on himself... sort of.
Police and EMS arrived and provided treatment before placing Capuano under arrest.
Capuano is a known member of the Latin Kings street gang and "His name has come up several times in other incidences in our county involving shootings, robberies and drug problems" according to police.
But... here's where this one gets fun. Capuano told police he was trying to break in to steal more than a pound of marijuana from the house. It seems the woman's boyfriend, Steven Brown, is a well known pot dealer with numerous narcotics arrests over the past several years. "He has been arrested numerous times. Our narcotics detectives know him very well," said Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco.
When Brown returned home, he was placed under arrest for possession with intent to sell marijuana. The woman, Heidi Christophell, was not arrested and no charges are expected.
How about them apples?
More defensive gun use stories:
- [05/15/2014] African store robbers flee when owner opens fire (Florida)
- [05/15/2014] Another day, another Detroit area criminal killed (Michigan)
- [05/14/2014] Homeowner in boxers and bathrobe holds robber at gunpoint (Florida)
- [05/14/2014] Donut store has no police, but owner has a gun (Nevada)
- [05/12/2014] An AR-15 for home defense?!? You don't say (North Carolina)
- [05/10/2014]The mall shooting most media refused to cover (Arkansas)
- Defensive Gun Use - March 2014