Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Man shoots burglar coming through window

Guns are bad. Guns hurt people. A gun has never done anything for someone that the police can't do for them. Unless you're home is "allegedly" being robbed:
A Minneapolis man shot and wounded a suspected would-be burglar Monday morning after he climbed through a broken window.

Police said the suspect broke into a home in the 3000 block of 16th Avenue S. about 9 a.m. The man, who was living in the lower-level duplex, confronted the burglar and fired several shots, said Capt. Rich Stanek.

The alleged burglar was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in critical condition and was later stabilized, said Capt. Mike Martin. Police would not say how many times he was shot. He was expected to recover.

Any relationship between the burglar and resident is unknown, police said, adding that nothing was taken from the home.

Stanek said police have been called to the address several times recently because of drugs, but authorities said it was too early to say what role that may have played in Monday's incident.

He said police don't recommend that homeowners confront intruders.

"But we understand that homeowners have a right to protect their person and property," Stanek said, adding that homeowners have the right to use reasonable force to protect themselves.
"Suspected," "alleged?"

Is he only 'suspected' of burglary because he might be a Pizza Hut delivery driver who was given the wrong address and was shot because new operating hours include 9 in the morning and a delivery procedure that requires the driver to enter through a window without a pizza in his hand?

If something is always 'alleged' until it's proven in a court of law, then was Lincoln 'allegedly' shot by John Wilkes Booth? Was Kennedy 'allegedly' shot by Lee Harvey Oswald. Did I 'allegedly' go golfing yesterday. Am I 'allegedly' at the office right now? Did you just 'allegedly' read this post?

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