Lake County, FL man stops robber

breamfisherbreamfisher Senior MemberPosts: 13,165 Senior Member
"But he was only 16." Retired LEO shoots the kid he caught breaking into a house after the kid charges him. Lake County Sheriff's Office declines to charge him on Stand Your Ground ruling as "He was in a place where he was lawfully allowed to be, whereas the suspect was inside committing a residential burglary," said Lt. John Herrell with the Lake County Sheriff's Office. "In his mind, he was doing the right thing, and that's when the suspect charged at him and he was in fear for his safety." Herrel's the LCSO's spokesman.

No need to go to a grand jury, no further investigation.

I love Florida sometimes.
Overkill is underrated.


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,180 Senior Member
    Sounds like the right decision was made, on both counts. Glad the homeowner and the former cop are O.K. If the burglar lives, maybe he will see that kind of activity is not conducive to a long and prosperous life.
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.

  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    The burglar will likely get free dental work, and come out better than when he went to jail.
    Victims are the ones that suffer.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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