Naked Homeowner, Tattooed With Grim Reaper and Armed With Handgun Scares Off Intruder

July 14 2014
by GSL Staff
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A homeowner in Georgetown, TX isn’t sure if it was his gun or his, um, “gun” that scared away a recent intruder in his home.

According to the AJC,

“I have a tattoo of the grim reaper, my hair is sticking up all crazy and I’m naked,” said the homeowner, who asked that his name be withheld for safety reasons. “I’m not sure if (the burglar) was more afraid of me or the gun.”

Upon confronting the homeowner, the burglar screamed “I’m so sorry, sir” twice before he ran and jumped out of the first-floor window he had apparently used to get into the house. The next morning, the homeowner said he saw the indentations of where the man’s body hit the dirt.

Fair enough. The burglar immediately jumped out of the window he used to break into the home and fled the area.

Police have so far been unable to locate him, but the homeowner is offering a $1,000 reward for any information about the identity of the burglar.

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.

This is the 156th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Texas and the 1,219th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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