Monday, July 21, 2008

Slippery-Fingered Burglar Gets Just Desserts In The Gunshine State

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - "Police say a St. Petersburg resident surprised a burglar in his house then fatally shot the intruder with his own gun.

The resident walked in the back door of the house Friday afternoon and was confronted by the masked and armed burglar. The two struggled and the burglar dropped his gun. The resident picked it up and killed the intruder.

Police have not yet identified either person."

Now I could be dead wrong about this, but to seems to me that Mr. Bad Guy wasn't all that conversant with the ways and means of his firearm so I'm taking a wild ass guess that the gun wasn't his and he'd not taken the time to familiarize himself with both the weapon and the job he was trying to accomplish.

On the other hand, Mr. Home Owner fought like an enraged lion to protect what was his and his alone and won the day. This is the sort of shit Mr. Aesop used to make parables about. Too bad he wasn't a cartoonist as well.

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