[Video] Utah Pastor Uses Laser Sighted Gun to Protect His Family From Intruder on Drugs

December 20 2012
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
Suspect Killed: State:
Source: ksl.com Archive: None

A Baptist pastor in Utah used his handgun to ensure that his family remained safe from an intruder high on prescription drugs.

The pastor heard some noise at his church, where he also lives with his family, and went to investigate.

The pastor confronted the would be intruder, who was incoherent and eventually had to draw his handgun on the individual.

Once the pastor placed the dot of the laser sight on the suspect, the man complied and was held at gunpoint until police arrived.

This incident will not be included in many self defense statistic because no shots were fired and no one died (which is always a desired outcome during armed self defense).

The pastor holds no ill will towards the man, who was arrested on public intoxication and drug dealing charges.

“He’s safe, he can get some help now, and hopefully he will get the help he needs because of his addiction, and I am glad we didn’t have to use any force,” he said. “He is welcome here anytime. We would love to minister to him.”

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