A burglar, newly released from prison, broke into a woman’s home and went through her purse. She was outside washing the car. When she came in, she confronted him.
He had taken $8. He tried to give her back the money. She refused.
He then tried to escape. She locked the door. She called for her daughter to bring down her gun.
The guy could have killed her at the point. But he didn’t. She was not wearing a sidearm.
The daughter brought down the gun. They held him until the police arrived.
He had been convicted eight times of burglary. This will be his ninth. I think there is a pattern here.Two, actually: the burglar and the parole board
Who is really stupid here: the burglar, who will go back to jail for $8, or the parole board, which keeps releasing him, or the taxpayers, who do not implement a system of restitution of victims?
It was nice that the woman had a pistol in the house. It was nice that her daughter knew where it was. But I think I would have let him go, had I not been packing iron at the time. I don’t think $8 is worth risking getting killed.