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Elderly man fatally shoots 2 reported burglars targeting neighbor's home

Two reported thieves in Pasadena are dead after a neighbor, in his 70s, took matters into his own hands.

The ordeal occurred Wednesday afternoon at 7814 Timberline.

Pasadena Police say it began when an elderly neighbor heard glass breaking at the home next door, so he headed out to investigate.

It was then, police say, that the individual saw two men climbing out the rear window of his neighbor's home.

The pair was reportedly carrying items from the home.

The neighbor reportedly told the pair to drop the items and then, police say, he shot both men when they didnít comply.

Police say neither of the men was armed.

No word yet on if charges will be filed in the case.


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Added: Nov-14-2007 
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  • good citizen

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  • this old guy is my hero and i only hope some one like him lives next door to me

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  • skintwin: "Old man did the right thing.
    Once they broke into his home - they crossed the line of his safety.
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    They broke into his neighbors home not his home, can't you read? Grandpa went too far and out of his way. Grandpa will use self defense as his defense in court but he went hunting instead.

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  • This Texas like or not.The old man will walk,and no jail time.i promise the police are crying because the did not get a crack at them.This is a gun state,and they love there guns.

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  • They sure do love their guns, don't they?

    I wonder if it's because they're so insecure about the size of ther dicks?

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  • DafyddHuw: "They sure do love their guns, don't they?

    I wonder if it's because they're so insecure about the size of ther dicks?

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    Here's a lesson for you son...there is a difference between a weapon and a gun....

    One is for fightin'

    and...one is for fun...

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  • kadar: "I'd gladly have him as a neighbor."
    I agree, sounds like a guy who is fed up with crime and criminals...

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  • No Texan jury is going to find this man guilty. The DA knows it, the cops know it and that is why he won't be charged. Personally I'd give the guy a medal.

    More people like him, less crime. It's risk/reward.

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  • I'd gladly have him as a neighbor.

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  • Here's a link to the story:

    http://tinyurl.com/2mqdh9

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  • base64: "burglars don't necessarily deserve to be shot dead for stealing some crap. Under US and CA law, this man will not be getting off scott-free.

    The laws clearly state you can only fire on someone if they are a direct threat to your own wellbeing. He probably shot them in the back as they carried away a tv."
    Better check Texas law, baby! The incident happened in Pasadena, Texas not California.

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  • DafyddHuw: "They sure do love their guns, don't they?

    I wonder if it's because they're so insecure about the size of ther dicks?

    "
    Shut the hell up you criminal sympathizer. You don't tell us how to run our country. Or what we should do at all. It's called justice you stupid uk mother fucker

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  • Just because people in england gave up their guns w/o a fight we won't. I think he deserves a medal.

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  • DafyddHuw: "They sure do love their guns, don't they?

    I wonder if it's because they're so insecure about the size of ther dicks?

    "
    From the khou.com story:

    %u201CIt can happen anywhere. You%u2019re not safe anywhere,%u201D said fellow neighbor, Betty Lohan.

    Isabel Yanez agrees. %u201CI say, that%u2019s what we%u2019ve come to. That%u2019s the measures that we%u2019re taking now to protect our homes, our properties. That%u2019s the way it is. It%u2019s like a war.%u201D
    More..

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  • base64: "burglars don't necessarily deserve to be shot dead for stealing some crap. Under US and CA law, this man will not be getting off scott-free.

    The laws clearly state you can only fire on someone if they are a direct threat to your own wellbeing. He probably shot them in the back as they carried away a tv."
    Maybe the next time some scum bag thief gets the idea of robbing a house or person he will think of this incident and realize robbing someone's house is not worth dying fo More..

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  • DafyddHuw: "They sure do love their guns, don't they?

    I wonder if it's because they're so insecure about the size of ther dicks?

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    you are stupid

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  • Bravo, justice served! They brought it over themselves...

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  • Sorry for the extra characters in the story quote. LL didn't parse the text right.

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  • liveleakdude: "This old man is a stupid coward and I am not so surprised so many Yanks here take his defense in the name of "Our Holly Rights to Kill a Human being to Defend our Dearest Goods, Our Televisions, Our Stereo, our Inflatable doll, etc...

    Pathetic country of redneck cowboys.
    "
    Go Fuck yourself liberal coward.

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  • I'd say he gets the "Citizen of the Month" Award

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  • next time don't rob someones house. and if someone with a gun says drop it, well then...

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  • gtr1956: "If they charged him with murder and I was on the jury, I'd vote not guilty."
    Me too :)

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  • Good on ya ole man, thats two bad people that wont be invading my home, thank you!

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  • DafyddHuw: "They sure do love their guns, don't they?

    I wonder if it's because they're so insecure about the size of ther dicks?

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    No it's because we have the ability to defend ourselves from thugs and criminals. While you do not.

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  • nice shot old fart.

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