Two brothers, 14 and 15 years old, were home alone in Ashtabula, Ohio when three men tried to burglarize their home. After the boys refused to let the men inside, one of the burglars smashed a window in the front door with the butt of a shotgun. The older brother ran to retrieve his father’s handgun. Meanwhile the burglars threatened the younger brother’s life and pointed the shotgun at his head. When the older brother returned with the pistol, he fired at the intruders, striking one in the leg and causing all to flee.
The wounded burglar was arrested at a local hospital after seeking treatment for his wound. The burglar will face charges of felonious assault and aggravated burglary. Police stated that the older brother will not face charges. (The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio 11/24/08)
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