GUN Homeowner thwarts, handcuffs burglar

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Friday, Dec. 12, 2008
    Dupo homeowner thwarts, handcuffs burglar
    BY JENNIFER BOWEN - News-Democrat
    http://www.bnd.com/news/crime/story/575992.html

    A Dupo resident fought back and made a citizen's arrest when a man attempted to burglarize his home in the middle of the day.

    A St. Clair County sheriff's deputy responded at 1:16 p.m. Dec. 3 to a burglary in progress call in the 2800 block of Stolle Road in Dupo.

    When deputy Cerether White arrived, he found Eric L. Kirk, 35, of 117 S. Fourth St. in Dupo, handcuffed outside the home with the 35-year-old homeowner kneeling on him.

    The homeowner told White that Kirk had knocked on his door, and he didn't recognize him when he looked out the window. The homeowner tried to run the license plate on a blue minivan Kirk was standing near but could not read the entire plate, so he decided to get his gun, according to the police report.

    When the homeowner, whose name was not released by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, retrieved his gun and returned to the door, his dogs started barking. That's when he noticed Kirk and the van were gone. The homeowner told police he then saw the van backed up to his garage and Kirk using a crow bar to try to open the garage door.

    The homeowner called 911 to report the crime in progress and then fired two rounds into the ground near Kirk.

    According to the police report, Kirk ran to the van and attempted to get away when the homeowner grabbed him, wrestled him to the ground and slapped handcuffs on him with the assistance of a neighbor.

    "After interviewing the victim and a witness, (it was determined that) the victim shot his firearm in defense of his life and his home," said Capt. Steve Johnson, chief investigator for the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department. "Although law enforcement never wants citizens to take the law into their own hands, in this incident, it was a volatile situation."

    Kirk has been charged with attempted burglary. His bail is set at $25,000, and he remains in custody in the St. Clair County Jail.
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    :cool: Warning shots were dumb, but otherwise sounds like he did a good job, Il so had he put his 'warning shots' center mass he'd probably be sitting in a cell.
     
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    asking for a lawsuit for trying to play cop.
     
  4. jehan60188

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    Where/how do you do that?

    Also, I hear that home breakins are increasingly more frequent during the day now- men and women posing as gardeners, or house cleaners, etc.
    Which is a good reason to get a safe/lock for your guns- it would suck to come home in the middle of the day, and have one pointed at you >_<
     
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    Should have cuffed him and released him to the custody of a lake
     
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    :ugh:

    we all know LEO's have no obligation to stop a crime in progress... so who else is going to enforce the law??
     
  8. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Maybe some states have a public database for it? :dunno: Pretty sure you can't look up plates here in my state.
     
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    So he should of continued to let the guy break in and damage his property?
     
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    Who has handcuffs laying around? :rofl:

    Good thing he didn't actually shoot him cuz he'd be in jail no doubt. Very shitty version of Castle Doctrine in IL.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I have 2 pairs in my nightstand :o
     
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    Well don't I look like a horse's ass now. :hs:

    I don't live too far from Dupo, I'm truly surprised this story didn't end with the burglar having 6 deer slugs in him.
     
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    I keep some zip ties handy. not as effective, but it'll get the job done.
    (in case the night man visits?)
     
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    You've never gotten kinky :naughty:
     
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    :werd: I have 3 pairs laying around.
     
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    MG and I have 2 pairs of neoprene ones. One of the pairs is impossible to get out of unless you have a knife or are the incredible hulk.

    That would be funny, the police show up and the burglar is wearing a pair of sex cuffs.:mamoru:
     
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    Nothin' says citizen's arrest like a pair of fuzzy leopard handcuffs. :coolugh:
     
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    :rofl: Need to get some cuffs myself.
     
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    i don't know.

    just hold him at gunpoint? and WTF warning shots?
     
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    wait, you guys have handcuffs :rofl:

    a lot of you already have the stereotype of being a paranoid gun owner, but multiple pairs of handcuffs? :hsugh:
     
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    Mine are for work ;)
     
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    Cuffing him seems safer for everyone then sitting there with your knee in his back and gun at his head waiting for the cops, don't want to end up being one of those 'Homeowner shot by the police' stories :hs:

    If I was stopping someone from breaking in though grabbing cuffs would probably be one of the last things I think of though.
     

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