82 Year Old Kills Burglar; Daytona Police Chief Not Sympathetic

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    Jan 13, 2012 1:32 AM GMT

    A senior citizen in Florida shot dead a would-be burglar at his home early Thursday morning as the suspect was trying to gain entry into the Daytona Beach home,

    The 82-year-old homeowner woke up at 6 a.m. after hearing someone at his backdoor, the report said. He armed himself with a .45 automatic and fired a single shot through the door, the report said. The suspected burglar was hit in the abdomen and likely died minutes later.

    The suspect was described as a white male in a ski mask who was carrying a hammer and screwdriver at the time of the shooting. Police have tentatively identified the suspect as the man wanted for other burglaries in the neighborhood, the report said.

    “The 82-year-old resident did something that the criminal justice system couldn’t do,” said Mike Chitwood, the chief of Daytona Beach police. “And that’s put this burglar out of business this morning.”

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    Jan 13, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    love the quote from the police chief! Sadly he's correct.
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    Jan 13, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    Some will say he should have called 911. This is what he would have experienced:

    Hello. You have reached 911. If this call is not an emergency please hang up and call a regular business number.

    If this is an emergency, please press 1.

    Thank you for calling 911. Your call is very important to us and will be answered in the order received by the next available representative. Please do not hang up, as that would only delay your call.

    All representatives are currently busy, helping other victims, who are probably already dead.

    Please enjoy the music while awaiting the next available representative, and have a nice day. Thank you again for calling 911.