"It's not in my nature to even kill a mouse, but he forced it and I
do not feel guilty of any wrongdoing," said an 84-year-old homeowner
in Mishawaka, Ind. The local police agreed that this was a
justifiable shooting. Robert Birtwhistle had been awakened about 1
a.m. to the sounds of his front door being kicked in. He took his
pistol and went downstairs, warning the intruder to stop or "he was
going to get what was coming to him." The intruder, however, kept
trying to get in and eventually broke down the door. Birtwhistle
fired once, and the intruder fell to the floor. When police arrived,
the intruder was pronounced dead at the scene; he was later
identified as James Rosebush, who lived only blocks away. Police
commented that it was possible Birtwhistle was targeted because of
his age, which would lead criminals to believe he was an "easy
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