When you hear a bump in the middle of the night, the first thing that comes to mind is a guy in a ski mask nabbing your flatscreen TV. The last thing you think of is some dude in his underwear raiding your fridge.
According to reports, 76-year-old Jack Boggess in Charleston, West Virgina awoke at around 3:30 a.m. to a sound in his house. He immediately phoned 911, and then went to investigate with his gun in tow.
That’s where the homeowner found Darin Lanning in nothing more than a T-shirt and his underwear eating food out of the homeowner’s refrigerator. We’ve heard of getting munchies in the middle of the night, but breaking into a stranger’s home for a snack is a little bit on the crazy side.
The homeowner pointed his gun at the Lanning and ordered him not to move. The homeowner later claimed in the criminal complaint that Lanning moved towards him, so he was forced to shoot the intruder in the shoulder. Boggess recalled the scene, “He came at me. I told him to sit still… Christ, I didn’t want to kill him. I didn’t want to shoot him in the chest, so I shot him in the shoulder.”