Mere Mention of An AR Sends Four Home Invaders Running, 1 Locked Himself in Bathroom

May 23 2014
by GSL Staff
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FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – Just the mention of a semi-auto rifle effectively ended a home invasion that was being committed by four individuals wearing ski masks.

According to local media reports, five men, at least two of whom were armed, attempted a home invasion of a Fort Wayne, Indiana home.

One of the suspects encountered an individual armed with a handgun on the top floor of the home. The suspect, who was armed with a crowbar, locked himself in a bathroom out of fear.

When one of the other residents of the home yelled for the resident on the top floor to grab an “assault rifle” (the term being used by the local media report), the remaining three suspect immediately fled the home.

The suspect who hid in the bathroom was caught by responding police officers and arrested.

According to the Journal Gazette,

A Fort Wayne man accused of invading a home with four other men was arrested after the others left him trapped in a bathroom and the residents held him until police arrived.

Nathan L. Simmerson, 20, of the 300 block of West Williams Street, was formally charged Wednesday with burglary for what police said was his role in the home invasion in northeast Fort Wayne.

This incident is the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was hurt. Despite this being the most common type of defensive gun use, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides.

H/T: Easy Bake Gun Club

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