One man in Corpus Christi, Texas thought he saw an opportunity to loot some homes when Hurricane Harvey touched down last Friday night. Little did he know that the homeowner of the home he picked didn't evacuate. The would be looter was met with lethal force when the homeowner caught him breaking into his home and shot him in the head. The man somehow survived the injury and the homeowner called the police. When police responded to the scene they found the man shot in the head but alive. The homeowner told police that the wounded man had broken into his residence and he had used his firearm in self-defense to shoot the intruder.
The shooting took place just an hour after Hurricane Harvey touched down in Texas. It is the first category 4 hurricane that has touched down in the state in over a decade. The last few days have seen the people of Texas preparing for the storm with some counties being fully evacuated. Over a 100,000 people are without power as the winds blow trees and power lines down. One high school has been leveled already by the storm with reports of people trapped inside. The state's emergency response units and FEMA have prepared for causalities.
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It is unknown if the residence the man broke into was one of the homes without power but it is likely there will be more crimes committed as criminals see the hurricane as an opportunity. The man who was shot has not been identified but authorities did say that he has been taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline.
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Unless you do not care about your belongings, this is why you never obey a government issued evacuation order.
Good Public Service Article as it serves as a serious warning to all disaster looting gangs and scavengers.
NOTE: TO HOMEOWNER: Rethink your defensive weapon consider a tactical pump 12ga with 00 or rifled slug. It is a universally understood warning sound to all Thugs. -N2N
NOTE TO 7148 - For Cat 1 & 2's maybe, depending how far inland of a location. …. But Cat3+ / Major impending disasters … Never say Never … and always apply extra safe & prudent forethought…… Before I retired, I did a number of next day in, and 2nd day in Data Center Disaster Recovery efforts.
I have seen 1st hand too many wishing they had left when they had days of pre-warning.
SIDE NOTE: Any bets which talking head will be the 1st to blame Trump for this?
Any bets who will say this is the results of Climate Change, even tho its the 1st US Landfall of a Cat4+ in 10 years?
This is just a small detail but hurricanes don't touch down, they are not tornadoes. Hurricanes make landfall.