World War II Veteran Fights Off Suspect in Home Invasion
An elderly World War II veteran fought off a man who had broken into his home and attacked the Marine veteran.
The Boston Herald reports the Vet was sitting in his living room watching TV and his wife was upstairs. The home invader comes in and attacked the Vet, then “as he was being attacked, the man shouted, drawing the attention of his wife who then called police while the suspect fled when the retired Marine fought back.”
Immediately the state and local police went into the neighborhood and found the perpetrator “soaking wet and had fresh blood on his white t-shirt and cuts on his hands and was found to have property stolen from the home”.
Everyone loves a happy ending.
Resistance in an attack has been proven in most cases to send the attacker fleeing. Resistance can be a tricky proposition whether or not a weapon is involved. As long as you survive, you’ve done the right thing.
Every family must have a plan for home security and a home security alarm.
Consider a trained German shepherd as a protection dog as well.
Another consideration is a home safe-room also known as a “panic room” where families can hide out in a relatively bullet proof, well stocked room equipped with wireless communications and wait for law enforcement to show up.
Never talk to strangers via an open or screen door. Always talk to them through a locked door.
NEVER let children open the doors. Always require an adult to do it.
Not all home invaders knock, some break in without warning. That’s just another reason to have that home alarm on while you are home.
Install a 24-hour camera surveillance system. Security cameras are a great deterrent. Have them pointed to every door and access point.