Warning Shots File: Man Chases Burglar Fires Warning Shots

January 27 2015
by Sam Cadle
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Incident at a Glance
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Source: koin.com Archive: WebCite.org

Richardo Padron, 35, was charged with second degree criminal trespassing after attempted burglary. January 27, 2015 (Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office)

Another addition the the bad idea, warning shot file.  A homeowner in Boring, OR fired a warning shot when a suspect attempted to break into his house.  He then proceeded to chase the suspect down the street, and then called 911 to report the crime.+

Deputies caught up to the suspected burglar and he was taken into custody. The suspect will be charged with second-degree criminal trespassing.

This highlights that while warning shots might occasionally work, they are not something that is advocated.  There are too many variables that can include injuring or killing someone innocent, running out of ammo and being attacked.  The possibilities are endless.

Check out the local news coverage here:

BORING, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call Tuesday morning after a neighbor allegedly chased a suspected burglar down his street and fired a warning shot, officials said.

That neighbor also called 911 to report that the man had attempted to break into his house. He told deputies he fired a handgun into the air to scare the suspect away, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to the area of Mayberry Ln. and Lusted where they stopped a person who matched a description of the burglar.

Richardo Padron, 35, of Gervais was taken into custody and charged with second-degree criminal trespassing.

Padron allegedly dropped a bag or backpack while fleeing the scene, but deputies have been unsuccessful in locating it.

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