A West Boca Raton, Fla., resident was thankful he had
prepared for the worst when a neighbor from the same apartment
complex broke through his window in an impromptu 3 a.m. 'visit.' The
resident already had his gun trained on the intruder's intended path
by the time the inept, would-be burglar made his way into the
kitchen. The resident continued to hold the man at gunpoint as he
reported the incident to a 9-1-1 operator. Deputies arriving on the
scene a short time later found both captor and crook mediated by the
former's firearm out front. "Honestly, as a law enforcement officer
I recommend protecting yourself," said Sgt. Rick McDermott of the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
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