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Friends,

I just cannot resist telling you about "a mildly amusing incident" that I saw/heard at the Bexar County Justice Center this week, while I was working as an EO during Early Voting.

An inmate, dressed in an orange, short-sleeve, jumpsuit & handcuffs (who, I was told later, was being taken to the 2nd floor for sentencing for burglary) was loudly WHINING to a man in a suit & to the BCSO deputy that, "If I knowed that he was going to shoot me, I might not have broke into his house." and then, "I wasn't goin' to cut nobody wit it. I was jus' gettin me some stuff to sell."

At that moment, I looked up from my paperwork and noted that the criminal had a cast on his arm/hand & a large bandage from just below his chin & extending down into his jumpsuit.
(I would suspect that it was a shotgun wound.)

You would think that TX criminals would learn that breaking into houses here is "potentially hazardous to your health", as a large percentage of out citizens are armed with firearms.

Note: Fwiw, I was far from the only one nearby that was LOL at his comments!

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If there's anything better than a happy ending it's one with a great punch line!!:cryinlaugh::cryinlaugh:

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I Just Can't Believe...

...the number of reports I see of criminals getting shot in jurisdictions where firearm ownership is commonplace and carry permits are easy to get or are no longer required.

As someone commented to me, many years ago, "If some of these guys invested as much thought in making an honest living as they do in being crooks, a lot of them could be successful business owners."
 

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spwenger,

VERY TRUE. =======> Here in The Alamo City area, householders are SHOOTING about 1.7 armed intruders every day. As MOST of those shootings are with shotguns, about half of the shootings are LETHAL to the criminal.

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When a local judge sentenced a burgler he told him a lot of homeowners around here are armed and he was fortunate that he hadn't been shot during his crime spree.
 

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...the number of reports I see of criminals getting shot in jurisdictions where firearm ownership is commonplace and carry permits are easy to get or are no longer required.

As someone commented to me, many years ago, "If some of these guys invested as much thought in making an honest living as they do in being crooks, a lot of them could be successful business owners."
I am regularly amazed at just how much effort thieves and burglars expend for so little profit. They rarely get ten cents on the dollar for stolen property (and usually much less because they're trading it for meth made by cooks using the one pot method).

Maybe they are figuring it out. Our burglaries are down a little over 50% compared to last years figures. Thefts, too. There are other factors at play, no doubt. The people in that sub-culture aren't exactly Mensa candidates.
 

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Irish Cop,

OH how I wish things were like that here. - In San Antonio & the rest of South TX (over to the LA line), we have professional & "affiliated semi-professional" gangs of criminals from Mexico that bring drugs & illegal aliens into the area & take stolen property back south of the border.

When they broke into my cottage 2 years ago, they got everything worth taking (according to the best guess of the SAPD's Crimes Against Property detectives) in TEN MINUTES or less. - These thugs are WELL ORGANIZED, rehearsed & have plenty of people/vehicles to do burglary of residences/business premises efficiently.
(The thieves even found my little "emergency stash" of 5 twenty dollar bills that was in a the spine of a book, by pulling all the several hundred books out of my book cases & going through the books individually.)

NOTE: The lead detective that investigated my burglary said, "Be real glad that you were out of town. These @$$#%&%$ are bloodthirsty & HEAVILY ARMED & are NOT at all shy about shooting witnesses & police."
(As a result of several such incidents in this Historic District, we now have a 2-4 person armed Neighborhood Watch from dusk to dawn, that is "in bed with" the SAPD, Pct. 2 Constables & the BCSO. - All of us are either LEO or military vets/retirees, have Motorola radios & handguns/shotguns. = When "our lads" call for help the local LE agencies "come a-running.)

yours, sw
 

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To All,

Well we had another shooting of a housebreaker last night at a house near my cottage, when a 23YO wife of an Army Corporal (who is stationed at Ft Sam Houston) shot/killed a man (armed with a .22LR revolver) with her husband's 12 gauge shotgun.
The 31YO man kicked the side door of her house open & entered the home, about 2300hrs. - Mrs. Melissa Jeanne S__________ shot the intruder in the chest from a distance of less than 15 feet.
(Responding SAPD officers found that the burglar was DOA.)
NO charges are contemplated against the lady, as according to the SAPD spokeswoman, "It was a simple case of home defense."

Note: You would think that the local thugs would get the message that housebreaking in SA is likely to end your life, wouldn't you?

yours, sw
 

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Tim Burke,

YEP. - My buddy, LARRY, from the BCSO said that the firearm was, "your basic 40 buck single barrel. Did the job, though."

yours, sw
 
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