A senior citizen in Florida shot dead a would-be burglar at his home early Thursday morning as the suspect was trying to gain entry into the Daytona Beach home.
The 82-year-old homeowner woke up at 6 a.m. after hearing someone at his backdoor, the report said. He armed himself with a .45 automatic and fired a single shot through the door, the report said. The suspected burglar was hit in the abdomen and likely died minutes later.
The suspect was described as a white male in a ski mask who was carrying a hammer and screwdriver at the time of the shooting. Police have tentatively identified the suspect as the man wanted for other burglaries in the neighborhood, the report said.
“The 82-year-old resident did something that the criminal justice system couldn’t do,” said Mike Chitwood, the chief of Daytona Beach police. “And that’s put this burglar out of business this morning.”
Today's young punks apparently need reminding that the "feeble little old men" that they see as easy marks are often the ones who were running this country years ago when it was at it's greatest. These are the men who fought and won major wars and built America into a world super-power. They would have kicked your punk ass unarmed back then without breaking a sweat and an awful lot of them have taken steps to ensure that they can still take you out today if you decide to try them on. This would-be "victim" above stands as Exhibit One to prove that point.