Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 1,393 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 198,637
Pageviews Today: 400,390Threads Today: 230Posts Today: 3,994
09:15 AM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit

 
GTB  (OP)

User ID: 76338020
United States
10/08/2018 04:04 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
I've been trying to process all of this, and haven't felt like listening to the barrage of "pussy" and "should have killed him" from keyboard warriors while doing so, but whatever, here it is:

TL;DR version: Someone was breaking into my house and I helped them evacuate their bowels with the help of my handgun instead of giving them a lead tuneup.

It's 2am, and I literally just got up from playing a video game with my nephew on ps4. I heard a noise on the other side of the house, so I went to go check on it. I wrote it off as my turtle rearranging his shit and went into my bedroom where my wife was sleeping when I heard something at my window. It didn't take but five seconds or so for it to be clear this was someone taking the screen out.

I grabbed the only gun I don't keep in a safe (five children) and woke my wife up. I told her to get on the floor between the bed and dresser, took a defensive position a couple of feet behind the window, and focused on controlling my breath. I wasn't breathing heavily, I just knew I was about to have to pull the trigger and wanted to get it right. The screen was out now and the window was creaking, so my mind was instantly made up; I'm shooting. I have to shoot.

I thought about telling the guy I was there to begin with, but I didn't want to give up the huge advantage I had, plus, I live in FL; this would without a doubt be a textbook Castle Doctrine case. As I'm waiting, my wife is begging me to make sure it's not one of the kids. I knew it wasn't because I had just checked the house for the previous noise, but for some reason, it made me decide to announce that I was there, inches away and about to rush deliver him to the consequences of the worst decision he had made in his life.

I shouted, "I'M ABOUT TO PUT SOME BIG HOLES IN YOU, MOTHERFUCKER!!!' and he shouted back that he was "Very sorry" slammed my window back shut from the foot or so he had it opened, and ran away between houses. I turned the flashlight on my Sig, and ran through my house checking the rooms, and then around the outside of my house while my wife dialed 911. Once outside, I realized that he had taken out three screens looking for an unlocked window, and mine was the only one he found.


Now that it is over, and I have had a few days to process it, here is where my head is at:

Words can't begin to describe how happy I am that I was armed and prepared for the situation, but I am even happier that I didn't have to take a life. If you come into my house at two in the morning, you will die, and had I caught him legit inside my house he would have, but I almost missed the chance to stop him BEFORE that happened.

Of the thousand things running through my mind since, this is the one that is there the most.

What are your thoughts GLP? Did I fuck up? Am I a pussy?
I wasn't scared to shoot him, in fact, if not for my wife I most likely would have. I'm glad I didn't though.
 Quoting: GTB


You did wonderful OP, only recommendation would be have the camera in wife's hand to snap a photo, I know that may have been impossible, but maybe a hope or glimmer of catching the criminal wouldn't have been lost. You still did wonderful and should be proud. I keep my Glock next to the bed for this reason.
 Quoting: BDUBIOUS


I thought about that after the fact, but that obviously wouldn't have done me any good by then. I'm investing in some security cameras. I wish I had the to get a picture of the guy to give to the police.
I'd rather be real and rejected than fake and accepted.
GTB  (OP)

User ID: 76338020
United States
10/08/2018 04:07 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
Good job OP!

Too bad he got away, but better than putting a bullet in him, although some need killed.

clappa
 Quoting: WyatteSmith


I wish I had the chance to get him, but in that moment, I was only concerned with my family. I do really of feel like a turd for letting him get away though. verysad
I'd rather be real and rejected than fake and accepted.
Kickme

User ID: 75907975
United States
10/08/2018 04:10 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit

I've been trying to process all of this, and haven't felt like listening to the barrage of "pussy" and "should have killed him" from keyboard warriors while doing so, but whatever, here it is:

Well done - live to fight another day - doubt he'll be back, may have learned a lesson. Thanks for sharing.
We be ready to roll, bitch
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 77012661
United States
10/08/2018 04:10 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
OP - get a serious alarm system with every window and more rigged with sensors.

Also, you've allowed a crazy thief, maybe violent, to go free and attack other houses and people. Not that feel good if you ask me.
shapiroshapiro

User ID: 75801227
United States
10/08/2018 04:12 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
you are not a pussy. your wife is a pussy.

j/k though if i had 5 kids i would make sure 100%.

that's so bold and stupid though something tells me he's probably not long for the world anyways. might as well have him him
Way too awake, maybe not

User ID: 74788305
United States
10/08/2018 04:14 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
ya done good OP
 Quoting: smith357
Ender's Game

User ID: 62320580
United States
10/08/2018 04:17 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
I hope any of you prospective perpetrators read OP's testimony.


Good job, brother.

You did an admirable job defending your family like a man.
1111
shapiroshapiro

User ID: 75801227
United States
10/08/2018 04:18 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
If you got lights on and it's obvious people are home and someone breaking into your house that's a pretty good indication they aren't a cat burglar. they are armed and ready to kill you and rape your family.

with nogs like that that's the kind of thing they do when they're feeling rapey.

the chicks feel the Dracula vibe if you gnome sayin.
MissCleo

User ID: 76541118
United States
10/08/2018 04:20 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
up at 2 a.m. with nephew?
how old is the kid? lol
 Quoting: MissCleo


hahaha twenty-four. Not contributing to the delinquency of a minor chuckle
 Quoting: GTB


lol.

Have you talked to the wife and kids about how they feel?
Boundaries are so important. And the fact that you protected your boundaries is noble but they still will feel violated.

Talk it out to avoid PTSD, nightmares, insecurity, gossip, rumors, panic...
shapiroshapiro

User ID: 75801227
United States
10/08/2018 04:22 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
if you were a man you would have chased him down shoved a gps tracker up his ass then let him lead you to his nest. then gone there and killed everyone.
GTB  (OP)

User ID: 76338020
United States
10/08/2018 04:25 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
up at 2 a.m. with nephew?
how old is the kid? lol
 Quoting: MissCleo


hahaha twenty-four. Not contributing to the delinquency of a minor chuckle
 Quoting: GTB


lol.

Have you talked to the wife and kids about how they feel?
Boundaries are so important. And the fact that you protected your boundaries is noble but they still will feel violated.

Talk it out to avoid PTSD, nightmares, insecurity, gossip, rumors, panic...
 Quoting: MissCleo


We have talked about it at great length. You guys are really the first people I have talked this openly with about it. I've put my shit to the side to make sure they can express their feelings without feeling like mine mean more because I'm the one who had to do it. Everyone keeps asking how I'm doing, and my answer is "My family is fine, so I'm fine I suppose."

I'll work it out on my own (or with the help of you guys) but they need someone strong to tell them they aren't weak for feeling that way, so I'm just in listening mode.
I'd rather be real and rejected than fake and accepted.
zzbudzz

User ID: 32120152
United States
10/08/2018 04:31 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
I sleep with a 9MM beside my bed with one in the chamber now, used to I just had my clip ready, not anymore though, now the clip is in with one in the chamber.

Glad it worked out for you!
 Quoting: Jeremiah 29:11


I have a 9mm and AK beside my bed..just in case...
1guynAz

User ID: 76859737
United States
10/08/2018 04:39 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
GOOD! Nothing says 'I am truly compassionate' as letting someone live to see another day while they were intending to rob you blind!

I always give trespassers at my work a chance to leave immediately or there will be trouble.

Some are stupid drunk and cannot process information quickly so I have to give them a chance.

You did excellently.

Thank you for exercising restraint!

peace
Everyone wants war but the people that fight them.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 77014978
Croatia
10/08/2018 04:52 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
i would shoot him in the leg...then call the police...
chase him if he would like to run away...
Sollux

User ID: 76995473
United States
10/08/2018 04:55 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
You did the right thing.
Deplorably pissed off.
Banana Sandwich

User ID: 69712142
United States
10/08/2018 05:00 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
Hopefully this gets reported with the statistics of how many times a firearm has saved lives, since there is a police report with that info.

Well done.
Because this backwards world is bananas.
Random NiNe

User ID: 18581776
United States
10/08/2018 05:02 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
Glad you we armed and you and your family were not hurt. One of the exact reasons the 2nd Amendment exists.

5 Stars and GREEN for sharing!
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure”. ~ Thomas Jefferson
wisconsin

User ID: 76970251
United States
10/08/2018 05:06 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
.
... you did good op ... but now what ...
.
... a fence? ... a moat with alligators? ... high tech security system with screaming alarm? ...
.
.
Our family celebrates The Lord's Feasts:
[link to www.grafted-promise.net]

Fools and the dead don't change their minds. Fools won't and the dead can't.

When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar. You are only telling the world that you fear what he might say. Quoting: CountryWise

Amos 5:13 - Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.
Nobody Special 4 Now

User ID: 76872276
Argentina
10/08/2018 05:06 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
You f ed up u p****. The next time he might kill someone. Then that’s on u.
 Quoting: stoney


Burglars aren't usually murderers. But..they could turn into one if they are cornered. OP did great. That motherfucker got his first stage of PTSD from his scare.

jay
 Quoting: Chip


OP did great?

And you present yourself as a tough guy?

In my case, there would have been the process of patiently waiting for corpse removal and I would have used used all the leftover blood and brain matter to fertilize my garden.

Then I would wash my hands, open up a videogame and smile...
 Quoting: SamReed


As an Ex-LE officer...I believe op did a great job. Can you imagine the hell of going through weapon seizure, heavy investigation and public hatred just because you protected your family? I would imagine you've not thought that through, you're not very bright.

Bottom line...The perp ran away. He won't be back.
 Quoting: Chip


Really? I think he will, I had perps come back many times, but maybe it was because they were sent by CORRUPT LEOs?

They think they are impuned when a LEO sends them.

His story may be different though, just saying! its possible, you have no idea whats in the idiots head now do you?
Nobody Special
PallyKed

User ID: 77008644
United States
10/08/2018 05:07 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
You did the right thing all around. Glad that we don’t have to hear about you on the news. You’re a good guy and your wife is a good lady!
R. Wordsworth
Time enough at last

User ID: 74841941
United States
10/08/2018 05:08 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
clappa
Nobody Special 4 Now

User ID: 76872276
Argentina
10/08/2018 05:08 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
I was narrowly assulted and raped and the fact that I could not kill him only means I let him loose to do it again to somebody else, perhaps your daughters.
These scum were meant to be caught and destroyed
 Quoting: BJZ


hesrightyouknow
Nobody Special
PallyKed

User ID: 77008644
United States
10/08/2018 05:08 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
You did the right thing all around. Glad that we don’t have to hear about you on the news. You’re a good guy and your wife is a good lady!
 Quoting: PallyKed


And Florida is rough these days- I’m so glad I got my family out of there. I hope someday you’ll move to a safer place where you won’t need to ever use your gun.
Larp Commander

User ID: 76240568
United States
10/08/2018 05:10 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
Good job OP. I have a similar story. Dont regret my decision to not shoot one bit. People think if you draw a weapon you have to shoot. No, you only have to be ready to if you absolutely have to. hf
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 76492779
United States
10/08/2018 05:10 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
Wow OP. Hopefully the idiot will realize how close he was to death and thank God and change his ways.
Judethz
Israel is Eternal

User ID: 75895360
United Kingdom
10/08/2018 05:11 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
kitty Congratulations you had a close shave. It is best to avoid killing if you can, that's a whole shitload of unwanted problems that you have avoided.
Nobody Special 4 Now

User ID: 76872276
Argentina
10/08/2018 05:11 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
OP most of these sheep are just blowing smoke up your a$$.

I want to help you prevent it in the future, put up good cameras, and do it yourself so no one else knows what you have, install a simple alarm for windows, and doors, get good locks.

Most of the time these people case your house for weeks, and you can see them on the cameras. beware of everything odd.

Give no one the benefit of the doubt!
Nobody Special
St. Helens, Mt

User ID: 72115403
United States
10/08/2018 05:12 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
Well done OP, you made the right call.
St. Helens, Mt
MissCleo

User ID: 76541118
United States
10/08/2018 05:15 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
up at 2 a.m. with nephew?
how old is the kid? lol
 Quoting: MissCleo


hahaha twenty-four. Not contributing to the delinquency of a minor chuckle
 Quoting: GTB


lol.

Have you talked to the wife and kids about how they feel?
Boundaries are so important. And the fact that you protected your boundaries is noble but they still will feel violated.

Talk it out to avoid PTSD, nightmares, insecurity, gossip, rumors, panic...
 Quoting: MissCleo


We have talked about it at great length. You guys are really the first people I have talked this openly with about it. I've put my shit to the side to make sure they can express their feelings without feeling like mine mean more because I'm the one who had to do it. Everyone keeps asking how I'm doing, and my answer is "My family is fine, so I'm fine I suppose."

I'll work it out on my own (or with the help of you guys) but they need someone strong to tell them they aren't weak for feeling that way, so I'm just in listening mode.
 Quoting: GTB


The thing about kids is that they bury the feelings because they are currently safe, and then get triggered when their boundaries are breeched again, maybe years down the road. So keeping the topic alive is tricky.

I wouldn't want to make a big deal out of it but I check in with my kid regularly just to make sure there are no lingering doubts and she is feeling secure and empowered when she is alone. When the opportunity arises I always tell her to check her perimeters and that's like our codeword to be on alert.
jj johns

User ID: 76934900
Switzerland
10/08/2018 05:16 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Caught someone breaking into my house Wednesday night - Crazy shit
sounds like you did a good job. he retreated. if he would have pressed on, it would have been a totally different ball game.

good on you and glad your family is safe
lock her up! (and barry too). we're still waiting...

MAGA: TRUMP 2020!





GLP