Tuesday, March 08, 2011

A happy ending

If only every home-invasion story resolved itself so nicely:

"A man who broke into a house in Portland, Oregon, called police -- afraid the homeowner may have a gun.

The suspect, Timothy James Chapek, was in the bathroom taking a shower when the homeowner returned to the house Monday night, Portland police said in a statement."

Chapek was subsequently "rescued" by the cops and placed under arrest, according to CNN.

The important point to take away from this story - criminals are generally afraid of law-abiding citizens who carry firearms for self-protection, and the prospect of running into such a person is an effective deterrent for most nuisance crooks.

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

Hopefully the police made him clean up what he most likely left in the shower when he realized that not only did the owner have two large dogs, but also a firearm.

And taking a shower in a house you're burglarizing? Huh?