Armed Citizen® Today
A homeowner in Charleston County, S.C., defended his home when an alleged robber tried to break in on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.
Sometime after midnight, the residents of the home, a married couple in their 60s, were disturbed by the sounds of breaking glass. A man had broken through the glass window of the front door and was attempting to get inside. As the man then tried to crawl his way through the hole in the broken window, the homeowner armed himself and opened fire.
The homeowner's shot struck the intruder, who was later discovered by police inside the home not far from his entry point, suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm. The 37-year-old intruder was treated at the hospital before being booked into jail later that morning for charges of burglary and cocaine possession. According to investigators, he was under the influence during the incident, having come from a party nearby. Neither of the residents were injured during the incident, and no charges were expected to be filed against the homeowner. (postandcourier.com, Charleston, S.C., 09/03/2022)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives - Sept. 11, 1987
Andrae Bopp and his wife of Richmond Heights, Mo., were awakened by someone trying to get into their house. Bopp called police, then stood guard outside the bedroom with a pistol. When two prowlers, one armed with a 10" knife, entered the residence, Bopp opened fire, wounding both burglars, who were apprehended by police as they fled the premises. A police spokesman commented: "For a 77-year-old man at 2 a.m. in the morning, it was a pretty good shot. He wasn't afraid to protect his property or his wife." No charges were pressed against Bopp. (The Citizen Journal, Clayton, Mo.)