Armed Homeowner Faces Intruder Who Bit His Ear

May 12 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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Source: wsbtv.com Archive: WebCite.org

A Georgia resident is lucky that he was not hurt or killed during an altercation with an intruder on Thursday night.

The homeowner, Wayne Milner, said he armed himself after hearing strange noises coming from his bedroom.

Milner, who was armed, confronted a teenage intruder who was going through his wife’s jewelry.

Milner escorted the suspect, at gunpoint, to the kitchen of the home, so he could call the police.

At some point during the incident, the suspect tried to gain control of the gun and a brief struggle ensued. During the altercation, the suspect actually bit Milner in the ear.

The suspect was able to temporarily escape, but was apprehended by officers who responded to the call quickly.

According to WSBTV,

“Fortunately for us, officers quickly flooded the area and a short time later a K-9 officer pursued the subject,” said Sgt. Ron Momon.

Momon said the teen asked to apologize to Milner, claiming he thought nobody was home at the time.

“I accept his apology because I didn’t want to shoot anybody,” Milner said.

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.

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