Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"Homeowner's son shoots, kills three would-be burglars"

Via Instapundit:  Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner's son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said.

Wagoner County sheriff's deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa at around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents.

Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Nick Mahoney said the suspects enetered the home through a glass back door with the intent to burglarize it. It was not immediately clear why they picked that home.

Mahoney said the suspects encountered the homeowner's 19-year-old son, who opened fire after an exchange of words. Two of the suspects died in the home's kitchen while a third was found in the driveway.

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14 comments:

Chip Ahoy said...

I DID ask people what they wanted and they all said, "We want flying cars." And I'm all, "Will you PLEASE get off the flying cars thing already? That ain't gonna happen. The overarching logistics are too great for everyone to have flying cars. Just imagine all those people flying around all the time in their little cars, why, just taxiing will be a nightmare let alone managing all the crisscrossing flightpaths -- Henry Ford.

edutcher said...

In the immortal words of Douglas MacArthur, "That's the best thing to do with them".

AllenS said...

Nothing better than a feel good story in the morning.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Trifecta!

bagoh20 said...

I would love to hear what words were exchanged. Maybe" I'm gonna count to three.... with my rifle."

ndspinelli said...

I'm guessing drugs, and the dude is lucky this happened in Oklahoma and not NY.

ndspinelli said...

Vince Vaughn shocked Hollywood when he said, "The best deterrent to a burglar is the sound of a gun being cocked."

bagoh20 said...

I'll tell you exactly what words were exchanged. Whatever the 19 year old says they were.

Sixty Grit said...

Cocked is bull - shots fired is a better deterrent.

It saddens me that the young child was put in that position, but I am glad he prevailed.

The recidivism rate from being DRT is zero.

AprilApple said...

Dead criminals. /That's a shame.

Methadras said...

Good. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Let no one tell you that an AR platform is a bad home defense platform. It isn't. I have several and they are all ready to go.

Methadras said...

Chip Ahoy said...
I DID ask people what they wanted and they all said, "We want flying cars." And I'm all, "Will you PLEASE get off the flying cars thing already? That ain't gonna happen. The overarching logistics are too great for everyone to have flying cars. Just imagine all those people flying around all the time in their little cars, why, just taxiing will be a nightmare let alone managing all the crisscrossing flightpaths -- Henry Ford.


There is or was a system being developed by the FAA with at one time, I believe, Moeller, the guy who was making what seemed to be a legitimate skycar. The system worked in a way that used a mesh network to know where every other skycar was and created a specific flight lane or flight path for your vehicle and no other vehicle could intrude on that flight path within 50 miles or so. If you changed directions or vectored somewhere else, it make the change and give you a new exclusive flight corridor. I don't know what has happened to that development.

bagoh20 said...

With modern GPS, interconnectivity, self-driving technology flying cars are much more feasable and may appear very soon after self-driving cars, or more accurately human carrying drones. The scary part about flying cars is the drivers. Take them out of the equation and as the bird flies will be the route we take.

Methadras said...

Well, flying cars will be far outside the reach of 99.9999% of most people. It will be a less than 1%'er luxury and probably for a long time until they are vetted. There is vastly more aerial space, even with jet aircraft flying around and vastly more than terrestrial space, so as they become more ubiquitous and safe(r), they will become more affordable and the systems will get better and better. That's the of technology, it never gets worse (although sometimes software might), but as a lot of things, this will take time for adoption, but it will be an inevitable. In fact, I'd say that airline companies will become relegated to becoming long haul transporters rather than short hoppers. The ranges of these vehicles will get better and better.