Burglar caught trying to rob a house – paratrooper resident lays the smackdown on him

paratrooper catches burglar

In this clip, the cheeky burglar decided that he would steal from a house twice in one week and went on to rue this decision after a paratrooper who happened to live in the house caught him and proceeded to lay the smackdown in the most epic way possible.

I know that violence isn’t the way to solve a problem, but in the case of the paratrooper (a veteran of the 82nd Airborne) who caught the thief in his property, I tend to side with him and totally understand why he felt that this was the best way to subdue the criminal until the police got there.

Here’s what the paratrooper had to say:

This guy was in my house earlier this week in the middle of the night on Veteran’s Day. My neighbor saw him and when we checked the security cameras sure enough, there he was. He got away with it once, but since then I have installed some security improvements to alert me to movement in my fence line.

That night somehow my door was unlocked he actually made it inside -to shoot up I’m guessing- all night where it is warm I presume. Then, he left in the morning. In the area of my home he was in I keep some very expensive camera gear for my business. I had a feeling that now that this guy knew that stuff was down there that he would be back. I had a plan, that didn’t work because I expected him to head back along the trail – instead he went around the other side of my house.

….Now I am thinking: “he just made his way around my house to attempt to gain entry upstairs (where my GF and dog are), WTF??”. – Once I told him he wasn’t coming in, and wasn’t leaving till he talked to the police he struggled to get away and tried to pull off a huge haymaker on the porch. He ate an uppercut for his troubles,(off camera) and he was just about “out” on the porch already but I realized I wanted anything that happened to be on camera so I drug him down the stairs. The rest can be seen on camera…

I own several guns that I could have used. Everyone that owns a home should own a gun. However, discretion is the difference between a responsible gun owner and a criminal. To kill someone you should have moral AND legal standing. Waiting for someone to set foot inside your house to murder them is not OK in my opinion. I took some risk, to save this idiot’s life rather than take it.

Kudos to the Seattle police as they were here right away and treated everyone involved with what seemed like “protection” and “service” – not a huge fan of cops but these guys were GREAT! The police report states: “assailant attempted an assault to break free. He lost.”

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