Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Herald News)   Man comes home to find a burglar ransacking the place and, well, the burglar's mugshot speaks for itself. Tag is for the homeowner   ( heraldnews.com) divider line
    More: Hero, homeowners, burglary  
•       •       •

24459 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Dec 2013 at 9:20 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2013-12-20 09:05:35 AM  
8 votes:
2013-12-20 09:30:23 AM  
4 votes:

Mr. Fuzzypaws: What mugshot?


The mugshot is in The Herald News, the actual local newspaper.  Opposing Views linked to it in their article, after plagiarizing what they read in The Herald News.  I'm not joking about the plagiarizing bit, read both articles.  Subby knew the Herald News article was the better and primary source but Opposing Views pretty clearly has a financial deal with Fark.com so in an attempt to get a greenlight, subby linked to the plagiarized version of it.

News is turning to shiat, Opposing Views a poster child for why.  Getting this story took effort.  Stealing it took probably 10 seconds.  That's what's going to run actual news out of business.
2013-12-20 09:33:18 AM  
3 votes:

dmegin: The real story http://www.heraldnews.com/newsnow/x140442098/Cops-Tiverton-homeowner- s ubdued-burglar


This. Do the folks at Opposing Views have naked pictures of the last Fark office party or something? If the headline is about the mugshot, the link should go the article with the farking mugshot, not OP's text only summary.
Ant [TotalFark]
2013-12-20 11:19:21 AM  
2 votes:
I'm a pretty liberal guy, but if you break into somebody's house, you're asking for whatever you get. I have no sympathy for you. Don't wanna get beat up or shot? That's easy. Don't break into peoples' houses!
2013-12-20 10:37:26 AM  
2 votes:

MycroftHolmes: The homeowner should be charged with assault.  His life was not in danger.  No property is worth physical harm or endangering someones life.  He should have backed off to a safe distance and called the police.  He had no right to take the law into his own hand


a perfect example of trolling.
2013-12-20 01:00:38 PM  
1 vote:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: thurstonxhowell: It's "heroic" to defend your own stuff now?

Pretty much.  Within his rights to defend his stuff?  I suppose so.  A hero for between a scrawny kid to a bloody pulp for trying to take his stuff?  I'm not quite prepared to go that direction.


Maybe that kid will now think twice about breaking into someone else's house....your house, because of the ass whuping he got.

So, yeah, Hero.
2013-12-20 12:18:12 PM  
1 vote:

Enlightened Liberal: I do not understand the need to take the law into your own hands unless it is an absolute life or death situation. Homeowner should have locked himself in a room or fled and called the police. Let the professionals handle criminals.


Please post your address, Mr. Troll. I gotta special delivery.
2013-12-20 11:59:38 AM  
1 vote:

studebaker hoch: I believe it happened exactly like the homeowner says it did.

He didn't grab the kid as he tried to run, throw him down and beat the holy tar out of him until he got tired.

Nope.  That 21-year old tried to lunge at me,officer, so I defended myself.   Repeatedly.


Presumption goes to the guy who is no committing a felony.
2013-12-20 11:35:03 AM  
1 vote:

MycroftHolmes: If the burglar is facing you and is within 20 feet, I would consider him a threat.


This is a big deal that many anti-gun / anti-self defense people either aren't aware of or conveniently ignore. An adult can dash that distance and be on you in less than two seconds. It's something to keep in mind the next time it looks like someone shot too soon in self defense, especially if they aren't a trained professional and are in fear for their life.
2013-12-20 11:09:18 AM  
1 vote:
when someone breaks into your house, they take your peace of mind
this is a great way to get it back
2013-12-20 10:43:15 AM  
1 vote:

lennavan: MycroftHolmes: While the homeowner should not have had carte blanche to administer punishment

Honestly I think they should and the reason is not punishment but preventative.  Obviously we both agree whatever force is necessary to subdue the guy is okay.  But after I subdue him then what?  He might regain control, he might make a move, he might have a weapon in his sock or back pocket or something.  I have no idea and I'm an enormous weenie with a spectacular imagination.

If right now a homeowner has control of the situation, say a gun pointed at the robber, I would never fault them for shooting the robber out of fear they might at some point lose control of the situation.


Note, I said specifically that he has every right to use whatever means necesary to remove the threat.  If the burglar is facing you and is within 20 feet, I would consider him a threat.  This is not use of force as punishment.  If he is laying on the ground with his hands behind his head, and you shoot him in the knee....yeah, I don't think that is in bounds.  But if he makes any sort of aggressive or ambiguous move at all, I would not question the use of force.

The moral is, if you don't want to get shot, don't steal peoples stuff
2013-12-20 10:27:12 AM  
1 vote:

Enlightened Liberal: I do not understand the need to take the law into your own hands unless it is an absolute life or death situation. Homeowner should have locked himself in a room or fled and called the police. Let the professionals handle criminals.


Looks to me like that criminal GOT professionally handled.
2013-12-20 10:20:29 AM  
1 vote:

thurstonxhowell: It's "heroic" to defend your own stuff now?


No, but beating the tar out of scumbags from Fall River is always heroic.

/Fall River. The armpit of Cape Cod.
2013-12-20 10:12:27 AM  
1 vote:

Enlightened Liberal: I do not understand the need to take the law into your own hands unless it is an absolute life or death situation. Homeowner should have locked himself in a room or fled and called the police. Let the professionals handle criminals.


8/10
Was waiting for this.
2013-12-20 10:12:06 AM  
1 vote:
While the homeowner should not have had carte blanche to administer punishment, he had every right to use whatever means necessary to safeguard himself from any possible risk and secure his property.  Unless the burglar was across his property and running away, the use of force to neutralize an unknown in this situation is 100% kosher.  Had he ventilated the guy (at least in Texas), there would not be any charges.
2013-12-20 10:08:39 AM  
1 vote:

Enlightened Liberal: I do not understand the need to take the law into your own hands unless it is an absolute life or death situation. Homeowner should have locked himself in a room or fled and called the police. Let the professionals handle criminals.


Poe x 3?
2013-12-20 10:05:56 AM  
1 vote:

Dimensio: Unless burglary in Rhode Island is normally punishable by a brutal physical beating, I do not understand why the vigilante home occupant was not arrested and charged with assault and battery.


Because he was doing what he had every farking right to do. What's your address? I want to get me some free stuff since I have no reason to fear a beat down when I walk right past you in your easy chair and lift the flat screen off your wall and take the lap top out of your lap.
2013-12-20 10:05:05 AM  
1 vote:

mattharvest: MycroftHolmes: The homeowner should be charged with assault.  His life was not in danger.  No property is worth physical harm or endangering someones life.  He should have backed off to a safe distance and called the police.  He had no right to take the law into his own hand

That's ludicrous.

Leaving aside that most jurisdictions have laws specifically allowing you to protect your home (so-called castle laws), the idea that you have a  duty to retreat from your home and leave a burglar in there is just insane.

The burglar is fortunate that the homeowner didn't kill him.  Literally.  Many jurisdictions recognize that the right to protect your home is so special and sacrosanct that killing the invader is justified so long as there's no evidence that the invader was actively trying to leave the home when the homeowner captured him.


I guess he missed the part in TFA that says the burglar "lunged" at him.. Accurate or not, it doesn't matter..The dude was in he house, he broke a window to get in, he was rifling the house for
phat loots. You break in, you take your chances..You just might get the crap beaten out of you if your caught, you might also get a load of buckshot..
2013-12-20 10:01:35 AM  
1 vote:

FLMountainMan: No, news is turning to shiat because nobody wants to pay for it anymore.


Right because now there are jackasses like Opposing Views who steal it from actual news organizations and offer it for free with no/negligible advertisements.
2013-12-20 09:58:42 AM  
1 vote:
I agree, by the way, about Opposing Views. Let's try hard to link to the source story - the folks who do the work oughta get the clicks.
2013-12-20 09:57:08 AM  
1 vote:
Just say no to Opposing Views.
2013-12-20 09:56:57 AM  
1 vote:

Pauul: dmegin: The real story http://www.heraldnews.com/newsnow/x140442098/Cops-Tiverton-homeowner- s ubdued-burglar

Thanks for the link. I hate Opposing Views.


This...OV didn't even HAVE the farking mugshot when I clicked on it.  Mods, this crap is getting annoying.
2013-12-20 09:51:48 AM  
1 vote:

MycroftHolmes: The homeowner should be charged with assault.  His life was not in danger.  No property is worth physical harm or endangering someones life.  He should have backed off to a safe distance and called the police.  He had no right to take the law into his own hand


That's ludicrous.

Leaving aside that most jurisdictions have laws specifically allowing you to protect your home (so-called castle laws), the idea that you have a  duty to retreat from your home and leave a burglar in there is just insane.

The burglar is fortunate that the homeowner didn't kill him.  Literally.  Many jurisdictions recognize that the right to protect your home is so special and sacrosanct that killing the invader is justified so long as there's no evidence that the invader was actively trying to leave the home when the homeowner captured him.
2013-12-20 09:47:30 AM  
1 vote:

thurstonxhowell: It's "heroic" to defend your own stuff now?


Pretty much.  Within his rights to defend his stuff?  I suppose so.  A hero for between a scrawny kid to a bloody pulp for trying to take his stuff?  I'm not quite prepared to go that direction.
2013-12-20 09:47:01 AM  
1 vote:
I keep a few hand made baseball bats around the house in strategic areas for just such an occasion... i'll go for the knees though...
2013-12-20 09:38:48 AM  
1 vote:
This happened in MA?  I'm surprised the homeowner wasn't arrested for A&B and false imprisonment/kidnapping.

/Seriously, I'm surprised that didn't happen.
2013-12-20 09:35:30 AM  
1 vote:
Subby is a dumbshiat. Link to the article with the farking picture you dumbass.
2013-12-20 09:22:32 AM  
1 vote:

dmegin: The real story http://www.heraldnews.com/newsnow/x140442098/Cops-Tiverton-homeowner- s ubdued-burglar


Thanks for the link. I hate Opposing Views.
 
Displayed 28 of 28 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.

In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report