By Tom Knighton
For all the talk regarding mass shootings like Las Vegas or Sutherland Springs, the greatest threat to most people are your average, ordinary everyday crooks who will break into your home to steal your television.
A Missouri homeowner recently had such a close encounter…and it worked out just fine for him.
Columbia Police are investigating an attempted home invasion in the 3200 block of Mexico Gravel Road.
Officers were called to the home just before 10 p.m. Sunday.
The homeowner, Levi Strodman, said his wife heard the knock and sent him to the door. He grabbed his pistol, which he said he always carries in the home.
“It’s kind of taboo but I encourage it, obviously now,” he said.
When he got to the door, he saw the peephole was obstructed but he thought a neighbor was just having fun. When he cracked the door, an armed suspect tried to force his way in.
“He rushed it and I put force back on him and was able to stop him immediately,” said Strodman. “He was still fighting to make his way through and was gaining ground. Then he presented a pistol.”
Strodman said he lost his footing and fell down the stairs, but not before …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms