A young teenage criminal learned a lesson he won’t soon forget when attempting to steal from an SUV owned by an armed Fort Lauderdale resident on Tuesday morning.
The incident occurred at around 5:20 in the morning this past Tuesday when the young man was attempting to break into the owner’s white GMC Yukon that was parked in front of a duplex the owner lived in.
According to eyewitness accounts, the owner of the car came outside and confronted the young thief, but then two people claimed to hear several shots fired in the area, one of which hit the young crook.
It is not known at this time whether or not the teenager was armed, but it does sound like he ran at the car owner before the shots were fired. Several eyewitnesses say that the man who fired his gun did the right thing in the situation. One neighbor stated…
“This is unfortunate that this happened. This is a very safe neighborhood. And I feel that if you are trying to protect your property and you possess a gun legally then you have to do what you have to do.”
However, at this time police are not indicating whether or not the shooting was justified. What is known is that the injuries the young teenager received from his gunshot wound were not life-threatening, though he was taken to a local Fort Lauderdale Hospital to tend to his wounds.
Now while we at ConcealedCarry.com do encourage carriers to defend their life and the lives of their loved ones from potential danger, remember that firing at someone attempting to steal from your car with no threat to your safety may land you in legal trouble. Situations like these are best left to the police as the cons far outweigh the pros of simply shooting at petty thieves.
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