Would-be Car Thief Stopped in Tracks by Owner with Gun

I love a story with a happy ending!

A would-be car thief, armed with box cutters, got more than he bargained for. The guy was just trying to steal a car! However, he did not get the car, but ended up taking a bullet instead when the owner of the vehicle saw what was happening and really stuck it to him.

According to police, the altercation happened at Lookaway Drive (what an ironic name) and Shepley Boulevard in St. Louis, just before 10pm!

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According to police, a 56-year-old man discovered a 35-year-old man attempting to steal the victim’s car.

The suspect then lunged at the victim with a box cutter, but the victim shot the suspect in the leg in self-defense. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, and is listed in stable condition. The car’s owner was not hurt.

The investigation is ongoing.

I say the thug is lucky! The owner could have easily shot and killed him. It definitely would have saved some paperwork and our tax dollars that will be used to feed the guy while he’s in prison.

Either way, this was a great use of a bullet. Kudos to this senior for excising his 2nd amendment rights.

How would you have handled the situation?

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