Monday, November 19, 2012

WA:Neighbor with Shotgun Defends Couple from Home Intruder

If good fences make good neighbors, then good shotguns make for excellent neighbors. A concerned citizen with a shotgun defended his elderly neighbors from a home intruder early Wednesday night in Spokane, Washington.

According to the Spokane Police Department news release, police received a call that a man was attempting to kick down the door of a home around 10 p.m. The intruder, 23-year-old Kenneth D. Hammon, managed to break down the door and that's when things went from bad to worse. Hammon began assaulting the elderly couple that lived there until one of the elderly male was able to force him out of the house. The fight continued on the front lawn, with the man and Hammon duking it out.

Fortunately, the commotion drew the attention of a neighbor, who quickly grabbed his shotgun and rushed to the elderly man’s aid. Hammon wisely backed down once he had a shotgun pointed at him and the neighbor kept him at gunpoint until the police showed up. Police promptly arrested and charged him with First Burglary Degree Burglary and two counts of Second Degree Assault.

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