[Video] Naked, Armed, Elderly, Retired Fire Chief Gets the Drop on Intruder

May 1 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: 10news.com Archive: WebCite.org

Well, this incident proves that the absolute only thing you need for a defensive gun use is a gun. Clothing optional.

Keith Groves, a retired fire chief living in San Diego was awakened by the sound of someone breaking into his home just after 4am.

Groves, who says he sleeps in the nude, only had one thought when he realized what was going on – get to my gun.

According to a local media report by 10 News,

“I jumped out of bed,” he said. “I don’t sleep with any clothes on and I was stark naked. I looked out and saw the garage door was open and my kitchen window was broken.”

“And I went outside with no clothes and saw this guy standing in the garage and I confronted him, tried to be as bad-looking as I possibly could, probably pretty funny-looking,” said Groves. “I yelled real loud to my neighbor, ‘Joel, call the cops.'”

“I’m not going to tell you what I said on camera because it was very vulgar,” he said. “I dropped a bunch of f-bombs and tried to sound like a real bad guy, which I’m not … But I impressed him that I was.”

Groves held the intruder at gunpoint, naked, until police arrived and arrested the suspect.

This is an example of the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was harmed. Due to these facts, these types of defensive gun uses are sometimes not included in defensive statistics which often only include shootings and justifiable homicides.

This is the 54th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of California and the 1,108th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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