Thursday, November 04, 2010

How stupid do you have to be... break into a house in Texas armed with only a knife?

 homeowner shot and killed one intruder and gravely injured another after a group of knife-wielding men kicked in the man's door early Wednesday, police said.
Cresencio Briones, 37, told police four combative men showed up outside his home in the 500 block of Creath Place around 1:30 a.m. looking for someone who allegedly was staying at the house.

A witness told officers one of the men said he'd recently been released from prison and didn't care if he went back, according to a police incident report.

Moments later, the witness saw him kick in the door and enter the home alongside Rene Zapata, 19, who was holding a knife, the report states.

Briones fired multiple shots from inside the home with a .38-caliber handgun, prompting one of the intruders to flee in a dark-colored vehicle.
"Briones is not expected to face charges." Well, I sure as hell hope not. He should get the key to the damn city for ridding the community of yet more stupid criminals. As the old saying goes, "Never bring a knife to a gunfight." I seriously have to wonder what those thugs were thinking when they broke into that man's house.