PA Resident Uses Video Game Gun to Hold Intruder at “Gunpoint” Until Police Arrive

July 1 2014
by GSL Staff
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During a potentially violent encounter it is advisable to have a firearm available if at all possible.

However, sometimes, for whatever reason, you may find yourself unarmed when you need to be armed. In those situations you have to improvise and survive. That’s exactly what a 24 year old man did in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA.

According to CBS News,

An Oakland man stopped a would-be burglar with a video game gun Sunday.

Police say a 24-year-old man was at his Ophelia Street home Sunday morning playing video games when an unknown man came into his house.

The resident told police he felt threatened and pulled out a “prop” gun, likely used in the video game he was playing, and was able to detain the intruder until police arrived.

The suspect is identified as 23 year old Kymarr Freeman. He faces charges of burglary and criminal trespass.

We aren’t counting this one as a defensive gun use since a real firearms wasn’t involved. However, this is a great example of how most defensive gun uses are successful because of the mere presence of a firearm.

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