Residents are Encouraged to Shoot Home Invaders in Florida after Sheriff states "We Prefer you do that"
Maybe a step into lowering crime rate or maybe a step to increasing absurd crimes...
A Florida sheriff has given the okay to homeowners to now shoot intruders. The sheriff is encouraging the act and also encouraging taking gun safety courses after an unsuspecting homeowner fired multiple shots at an intruder last week. Ultimately, the shots fired stopped the criminal in his footsteps.
After breaking into several homes in Pace, Florida, police arrested Brandon Harris after he was stopped by a homeowner who fired gunshots at him according to the report from the Pensacola Daily News.
Victims flooded the sheriff’s office with break-in calls around 4:30 PM. Harris is now being charged with attempted burglary, assault, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, attempted larceny, and a slew of other charges.
“Probably 20 deputies get there, the dogs are out, and he’s jumping fences and breaking into houses as he goes. One of the homeowners, he was breaking into their house, and they shot at him. So he continues to run, we finally corner him in a house that he broke into on Tom Sawyer and we cornered him in a bedroom.”
Bob Johnson, the Santa Rosa Country sheriff said during a press conference following the arrest
The sheriff had also encouraged other residents to follow in the footsteps of this individual homeowner and take gun safety classes. He added they are “More than welcome” to shoot anyone who is intruding into their homes.
“I guess they think they did something wrong, which they did not. If someone’s breaking into your house, you’re more than welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County. We prefer that you do, actually. So, whoever that was, you’re not in trouble, come see us. We have a gun safety class we put on every other Saturday.”
Johnson added to his cmments
“If you take that, you’ll shoot a lot better, and hopefully you’ll save the taxpayers money,” Johnson said in terms of the gun safety classes he is encouraging.