[Video] Home Invasion Suspect Apprehended by 15 Year Old Armed With a Gun

October 25 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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Source: 14news.com Archive: WebCite.org

A would be home invader in Ohio probably thought he had the worst luck in the world when he encountered not one, but two armed homeowners in two different break-ins a few hours apart.

According to 14News:

Brian Hiner says Michael Roberts, 26, broke into his home through a small window in the backyard. He says during the confrontation, it was so dark he couldn’t see anything so he quickly called 911, and grabbed a gun to keep Roberts cornered.

“More panicked, I wasn’t really scared,” said Hiner.

Police arrived and apprehended Roberts. but while officers were talking to Hiner, Roberts got out of the cruiser, and bolted.

“This other cruiser pulled up and saw that he got out and started running towards the cornfield and that’s when they panicked. They didn’t even know how he got out of the cop car, they just knew he got out and the chase was on,” said Hiner.

Roberts ended up at another home a short distance away that he proceeded to break into. However, little did he know that a 15 year old, home alone, was waiting on the other side of the door with another gun. The teen held the suspect at gunpoint until police could arrive and arrest Roberts for a second time.

Also from 14News:

“I told him to get out of the house or I’m going to shoot you,” said [15 year old] Justin Kugler.

“Guns have always been an important thing in our family and he knew what to do when the problem came up,” said [his brother] Jarrett Kugler.

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.

This is the 73rd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Ohio and the 1,327th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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