Dogs Corners Home Invasion Suspect Then Homeowner Holds Him at Gunpoint

May 26 2013
by GSL Staff
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Escambia County, AL – A homeowner was glad to have his trusted dog in his home this morning when a man kicked in his front door and entered the residence.

stock_shotgunPolice say the suspect was walking down the road around 2am, then chose this particular home, and kicked in the front door. The suspect immediately met resistance from the homeowner’s dog, who cornered him.

This allowed the homeowner to grab his shotgun, which he used to hold the suspect at gunpoint until police could arrive and make an arrest. The suspect is being held on a burglary charge.

The suspect is reported as being 20-year old Glenn Phillips of East Brewton, AL according to

The suspect was reported as being unarmed and neither the homeowner nor the dog were injured.

This is a great example of a defensive gun use in which no shots were fired, no one was harmed, and the bad guy ended up behind bars. Because no shots were fired this incident likely won’t make it into the statistics regarding defensive shootings.

This is also a great example of how valuable a dog can be in your overall home defense plan. Dogs will usually detect threats well before an alarm system can, deter criminals from even targeting your home and, as in this case, a properly trained dog even be a direct threat to a would be intruder.

Consider rescuing a dog from your local shelter and gain a valuable friend and home defense asset in the process.

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