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Stephen Green


February 11, 2013 - 9:20 am

With all the gun control madness, it’s time to make this a regular feature, yes? Anyway, here’s the story from Chehalis, WA:

A homeowner shot and injured an intruder who broke into his home and refused to leave early Sunday, then held the man at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies could arrive at the scene.

Local law enforcement officials later determined the intruder was apparently high on methamphetamine at the time of the break-in, and the Lewis County sheriff said the homeowner had handled the “life-or-death situation” correctly.

The drama unfolded at about 4:45 a.m. Sunday when the 24-year-old homeowner heard someone talking just outside his home, in the 400 block of Highway 603 in Chehalis, as he was sleeping with his wife.

The homeowner called 911 then armed himself with a pistol while waiting for deputies to respond, said Chief Deputy Stacy Brown of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

As the homeowner was waiting, the intruder burst into the home and started down the hallway toward the homeowner, who was standing in front of his bedroom door to protect his wife.

The homeowner warned the intruder to stop, but the intruder charged at the homeowner instead, Brown said.

The homeowner fired one shot, hitting the intruder. But the suspect kept coming and tackled the homeowner. The two fought and then the homeowner was able to break free, holding the intruder at gunpoint until deputies arrived about 20 minutes after receiving the 911 call.

I hope the neighbors take up a collection to reward him for his heroism.

Stephen Green began blogging at in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.
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