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Homeowners confront man in their bed holding a hatchet

Postby M-Quigley » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:22 am

He was holding a hatchet (among other things) :shock:

https://www.whio.com/news/crime--law/po ... dyqzC01TJ/

The woman called for her husband to get the man out of the house. The homeowner then attempted to wake up the man to get him out of his house.

Because he was in fear for his life, the homeowner struck the man in the head with his handgun and a fight began, according to the report.

“Tim fought the defendant out of the bedroom, through the kitchen, and outside the house,” the police report states.


From a strictly tactical standpoint, I would not have wanted to get close enough to the guy to even be able to strike the man in the head with a handgun, even if he did have both hands occupied. :roll:

The homeowner chased McClain out of the house, and when McClain took “an offensive stance” and came at the homeowner, he fired one shot into the ground.

The suspect fled behind a rear detached garage and came back toward the residence. The homeowner then fired a shot into the ground, and the man ran away.

Police found McClain on the sidewalk in the 200 block of Young Street, bleeding from the head.
McClain was treated at a local hospital then booked into the Middletown Jail on charges. Bond was set at $450,000. His next court appearance is July 13, according to the Middletown Municipal Court.
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Re: Homeowners confront man in their bed holding a hatchet

Postby JustaShooter » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:19 am

Maybe it's just me, but I'm taking a different approach - since he doesn't pose an immediate threat (and I'm old, fat & slow), the wife calls the police while I cover our retreat outside where we will direct the police to the intruder.
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Re: Homeowners confront man in their bed holding a hatchet

Postby Bruenor » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:24 am

JustaShooter wrote:Maybe it's just me, but I'm taking a different approach - since he doesn't pose an immediate threat (and I'm old, fat & slow), the wife calls the police while I cover our retreat outside where we will direct the police to the intruder.

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Sounds like a much better, well thought out plan to me.
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Re: Homeowners confront man in their bed holding a hatchet

Postby M-Quigley » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:27 am

Update to story:

https://www.whio.com/news/man-describes ... IXzx4zKXN/

Despite this explanation, I think it would've been a better idea to let the police handle it initially, while the guy was asleep, rather than try to wake the guy up.
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