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(KTLA Los Angeles)   Sherman Oaks resident mistakes home invaders for raccoons, does what Rocket would've done   (ktla.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, Encino, Los Angeles, California, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, LAPD units, Rooms, Ventura Freeway, Sherman Oaks  
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2022-08-13 10:03:03 PM  
Castle doctrine.....but that depends on what California law says.
 
2022-08-13 10:45:09 PM  
Should have looked for suspects with a soiled-pants sniffing dog!
 
2022-08-13 10:46:15 PM  

kdawg7736: Castle doctrine.....but that depends on what California law says.


Looks like it may be hard to prove he fired a weapon. He seems to have hit nothing
 
2022-08-14 12:14:06 AM  
Good job innocent civilian! Those criminals deserve bullets if they're so brazen enough to bust into your home and steal and potentially kill, harm, or rape you and your family.
 
2022-08-14 12:17:56 AM  
Good for the homeowner. IANAL but if I have been told correctly Castle Doctrine, No Duty to Retreat, and justification for use of force, even deadly force, when someone invades your home are the Law in California.

I just hope none of the stray rounds hit innocent people.
 
2022-08-14 12:20:43 AM  

kdawg7736: Castle doctrine.....but that depends on what California law says.


Yes. Under Penal Code 198.5 PC, California law follows the legal principle known as Castle Doctrine. This means there is no duty to retreat if a resident confronts an intruder inside his or her own home. Residents are permitted to use force against intruders who break into their homes, or who try to force their way in.
 
2022-08-14 12:22:26 AM  
He needs firearms training. It's not enough to have one; you have to hit the target. In California you'll be arrested and charged for that, even if you have a permit for the gun.

/So you might as well own a gun illegally
 
2022-08-14 12:24:19 AM  
Raccoon trifecta complete!
 
2022-08-14 12:30:54 AM  
Of course the article mentions that he's south of the boulevard.  Sherman Oaks is for the most part a nice part of the valley, but you're not really upscale unless you live south of the boulevard.  Property values increase exponentially with the rising elevation.
 
2022-08-14 12:43:37 AM  

hlehmann: Of course the article mentions that he's south of the boulevard.  Sherman Oaks is for the most part a nice part of the valley, but you're not really upscale unless you live south of the boulevard.  Property values increase exponentially with the rising elevation.


"The Californians."
 
2022-08-14 12:50:23 AM  
MY GRANDPA IN NEBRASKA SAID THE CALIFORNIA COPS PROLLY ARRESTED THE HOME OWNER FOR TRYING TO STOP A CRIME
 
2022-08-14 12:54:38 AM  
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This is the proper way to respond to a break-in...just, ya know, use some gun control.  Hit your target.
 
2022-08-14 1:03:35 AM  
No blood trail, from a 12 gauge, at close range...
He missed.
 
2022-08-14 1:12:16 AM  
The home owner wasn't beaten, tazed, or killed?
What is wrong with American cops these days?
 
2022-08-14 1:19:05 AM  

2wolves: No blood trail, from a 12 gauge, at close range...
He missed.


The article didn't state the type of weapon.

A 12 gauge is a damn good choice.
 
2022-08-14 1:19:18 AM  

hlehmann: Of course the article mentions that he's south of the boulevard.  Sherman Oaks is for the most part a nice part of the valley, but you're not really upscale unless you live south of the boulevard.  Property values increase exponentially with the rising elevation.


Yep, and if there were intruders in a house south of Ventura, then someone in the organization who sent thugs to vandalize one of their dealers' homes must have given the thugs the wrong address.
 
2022-08-14 1:23:33 AM  
Sherman Owaks..Like...OH mih gawd!...Someone..like.. totally needs to..like..bag that burglar..ya know..
 
2022-08-14 1:28:11 AM  
I'm going to virtue signal in favor of the intruders who were victimized by the heinous ammosexual homeowner with a gun. Their victimization elevates them to hero status. I await my social media validation.
 
2022-08-14 1:35:11 AM  

Palined Parenthood: MY GRANDPA IN NEBRASKA SAID THE CALIFORNIA COPS PROLLY ARRESTED THE HOME OWNER FOR TRYING TO STOP A CRIME


Meanwhile...in New York:

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/3567227-murder-charge-dropped-against-nyc-bodega-clerk-in-self-defense-case/amp/
 
2022-08-14 1:35:15 AM  
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2022-08-14 1:36:05 AM  
So he fired several shots from a 12-gauge, apparently hitting nothing, and he thought they were raccoons at first?

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and think he was pulling his shots, which is common, because he just wanted to scare them away.
 
2022-08-14 1:36:40 AM  
I was expecting to read that one of them left behind an prosthetic leg.
 
2022-08-14 1:42:57 AM  

Theeng: So he fired several shots from a 12-gauge, apparently hitting nothing, and he thought they were raccoons at first?

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and think he was pulling his shots, which is common, because he just wanted to scare them away.


What amazes me is he says he shot at the guy outside and then at the guy in the hall, unless they were pros you'd think the guy in the hall would be booking it as soon as he heard the shotgun go off.
 
2022-08-14 1:46:49 AM  
   False Flag Operation lulz
 
2022-08-14 1:53:44 AM  
Bad dream? Hallucinating? Drugs?
 
2022-08-14 2:47:00 AM  

2wolves: No blood trail, from a 12 gauge, at close range...
He missed.


He made them go away and nobody was hurt or died.
Sounds like an excellent result.
 
2022-08-14 3:04:49 AM  
This is the guy whose going to kill his kid when they are sneaking home in the middle of the night.
 
2022-08-14 3:09:06 AM  

susler: This is the guy whose going to kill his kid when they are sneaking home in the middle of the night.


Not necessarily.
 
2022-08-14 3:21:43 AM  
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To be fair, Bert Raccoon is a danger to himself and others. ;)

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Xai
2022-08-14 3:28:46 AM  
Am I the only one here who is concerned that someone is blindly firing a weapon at something he can't even identify?

yet everyone seems so surprised when another 'tragic' shooting of someone's kid who got up in the night, or the cop who was performing a welfare check...
 
2022-08-14 3:36:29 AM  

susler: This is the guy whose going to kill his kid when they are sneaking home in the middle of the night.


Unfortunately yeah, hopefully he retains his lack of accuracy for their sake.
 
2022-08-14 3:47:14 AM  
Was the homeowner Danny Devito?

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2022-08-14 4:18:56 AM  

2wolves: No blood trail, from a 12 gauge, at close range...
He missed.


There was nothing to hit. He was senile, off his meds, and hallucinating
 
2022-08-14 4:23:46 AM  

Xai: Am I the only one here who is concerned that someone is blindly firing a weapon at something he can't even identify?

yet everyone seems so surprised when another 'tragic' shooting of someone's kid who got up in the night, or the cop who was performing a welfare check...


Uh - do we know for a fact that these "intruders" even existed?
Gun nuts do crazy shiat and lie about it all the time.
 
2022-08-14 4:28:42 AM  

jtown: I was expecting to read that one of them left behind an prosthetic leg.


One of them was a one-armed man, he swears.
 
2022-08-14 4:34:31 AM  

robodog: Theeng: So he fired several shots from a 12-gauge, apparently hitting nothing, and he thought they were raccoons at first?

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and think he was pulling his shots, which is common, because he just wanted to scare them away.

What amazes me is he says he shot at the guy outside and then at the guy in the hall, unless they were pros you'd think the guy in the hall would be booking it as soon as he heard the shotgun go off.


If they actually existed, you mean. What we have here is a guy who went blazing away at something or someone he never identified - he fired at an unknown target.
I'm not sure why he is getting praised here.
 
2022-08-14 4:43:15 AM  

jtown: I was expecting to read that one of them left behind an prosthetic leg.


Named "Smith."
 
2022-08-14 5:47:52 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: jtown: I was expecting to read that one of them left behind an prosthetic leg.

Named "Smith."


No, that was the other leg.
 
2022-08-14 5:54:15 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: jtown: I was expecting to read that one of them left behind an prosthetic leg.

Named "Smith."


He named his leg "Smith" ?
 
2022-08-14 9:10:54 AM  

Theeng: So he fired several shots from a 12-gauge, apparently hitting nothing, and he thought they were raccoons at first?

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and think he was pulling his shots, which is common, because he just wanted to scare them away.


You are reading what you want to read, not what is actually there.
 
2022-08-14 9:49:16 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Sherman Owaks..Like...OH mih gawd!...Someone..like.. totally needs to..like..bag that burglar..ya know..


Totally bogus dude, this burglar's harshing my vibe!
 
2022-08-14 10:48:20 AM  

hlehmann: Of course the article mentions that he's south of the boulevard.  Sherman Oaks is for the most part a nice part of the valley, but you're not really upscale unless you live south of the boulevard.  Property values increase exponentially with the rising elevation.


*sheepishly raises hand from the North side of Ventura Boulevard.  It's okay over here in the Flatlands™ though, we have a birria truck and a Bevmo.
 
2022-08-14 11:34:23 AM  
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2022-08-14 11:57:03 AM  
This man needs to be punished as the gun-nut firearm owner that he is! Breaking and entering and robbery should not get a potential death penalty enforces by some whacko with a bigger than 50cal assault weapon that has a shoulder thing that goes up!
 
2022-08-14 1:33:38 PM  
It's amazing to see people jerking it and applauding this imbecile, after he broke every rule of responsible gun use.
It's blind luck he got away with it. and he was allowed to keep his toys - so he'll do it again, and probably hit someone next time.
Probably a Doordash delivery person, or meter reader.
 
2022-08-14 1:50:50 PM  
Homeowner soon to be charged with discharging firearm inside city limits.
 
2022-08-14 5:28:57 PM  

paulleah: 2wolves: No blood trail, from a 12 gauge, at close range...
He missed.

The article didn't state the type of weapon.

A 12 gauge is a damn good choice.


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Foolish I know but it appeared to me that the photo, and the caption, were linked to the incident.
Oh dopey me.
 
2022-08-15 5:37:01 AM  

The_Sponge: Palined Parenthood: MY GRANDPA IN NEBRASKA SAID THE CALIFORNIA COPS PROLLY ARRESTED THE HOME OWNER FOR TRYING TO STOP A CRIME

Meanwhile...in New York:

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/3567227-murder-charge-dropped-against-nyc-bodega-clerk-in-self-defense-case/amp/


well yeah, there's a reason you never hear about a "good guy with a knife"
 
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