[Video] Father and Son Both Grab Guns and Hold Home Invaders at Gunpoint

September 2 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: wivb.com Archive: WebCite.org

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – The family that catches bad guys together, stays together?

A father and son both leapt into action when two men climbed up a ladder to break into their home by coming through a second story window.

The father and son called police at the start of the break-in. Police then got a follow up call saying that the suspects were being held at gunpoint.

The suspects are identified as Jacob Rappleye, 18 and Anthony Guarino, 22. Authorities took them both into custody after arriving on scene.

No one was hurt in the incident.

We don’t currently have any information about the types of firearms used. Since this is New York, there is always the unfortunate chance that the pair could run afoul of some random NY law, so we’ll keep an eye out for that.

This is the 15th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of New York and the 1,276th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.

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