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(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 18
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2013-12-20 09:27:57 AM
4 votes:
He subdued the shiat out of him.
2013-12-20 12:10:36 PM
3 votes:
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What, me worry?
2013-12-20 09:22:56 AM
3 votes:
That's quite a mugshot. More of a jugshot, really.

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2013-12-20 09:12:43 AM
2 votes:
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2013-12-20 12:07:31 PM
1 votes:

Dimensio: meathome: focusthis: Is it "stand your ground", castle law, etc if the suspect is trying to flee your property?

Don't know, but considering that he "lunged" (according to the article) at the homeowner, I think that self defense would apply more than any other statute in this situation.

/IANAL

A determination of whether the arrested individual was attempting to attack the home occupant, or even whether he was attempting to engage in any criminal behaviour, is supposed to be made by a jury of his peers, not by a vigilante homeowner inflicting physical harm. The beating given to the arrested individual clearly violated his right of due process, with the homeowner acting as judge and jury, and also enforcing a non-judicial sentence.


The presence of the individual in the home is criminal behavior.  I realize that in England, the homeowner is obliged to help the home invader load the van with the homeowner's belongings and is responsible for any back injuries sustained by the home invader during the loading process.  However, this incident occurred in the United States.
2013-12-20 11:59:38 AM
1 votes:

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 10:58:45 AM
1 votes:

dwrash: 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...


I keep a miniature giant hamster.

Go for the eyes, Boo!
2013-12-20 10:32:21 AM
1 votes:
The burglar lunged at him. "He's coming right for us!"
2013-12-20 10:27:12 AM
1 votes:

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 10:03:31 AM
1 votes:
"The front window was smashed and there was glass on the floor and on the front porch. It appears he went in through the front window. "

That's some fine police work there, Lou.
2013-12-20 09:57:49 AM
1 votes:

hubcity: I would actually like to know why this guy decided to smash a window and take someone else's stuff. Psychological? Desperation? I mean, lots of folks lead a pretty good life not breaking into other people's places and stealing their stuff. Once you start doing that, do you ever give it up? Do you want to?

I'm okay with the owner smacking him around with a board with a nail in it, mind you. Just wondering about the motivation. I mean, yeah, it's easy to say "drugs" (and likely, too) but seriously, I'm thinking we're talking about a life led without much analysis of cause and effect.


I don't think it is fair to punish him.  He was clearly not ever taught right from wrong, and should not be accountable for his actions.  I say give him 10 years probation and some counseling.
2013-12-20 09:51:41 AM
1 votes:
sigh
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2013-12-20 09:38:48 AM
1 votes:
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 09:32:00 AM
1 votes:
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2013-12-20 09:28:19 AM
1 votes:
Well, he does look subdued.
2013-12-20 09:26:41 AM
1 votes:
Wow! Looks like there are a lot of stairs in that guys house.
Nice clevage too.
2013-12-20 09:05:35 AM
1 votes:
2013-12-20 08:48:50 AM
1 votes:
He turned him into Soup For Sluts?! Nice pic!
 
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