Posted July 20, 2016 10:44 am by Comments

By Jenn Jacques

A man shot and injured an intruder early Sunday, July 17, in the 500 block of N. Waterloo Street, Jackson police reported. (Danielle Salisbury/MLive.com)
A man shot and injured an intruder early Sunday, July 17, in the 500 block of N. Waterloo Street, Jackson police reported. (Danielle Salisbury/MLive.com)

Richard Snyder’s Jackson, MI home is a beacon for armed robbers for one simple reason: He’s an older man with a bad back who is a card-carrying medical marijuana caregiver, legally growing plants in the family’s home.

In October, there was what police reported to be “an armed home invasion” in the same block. Following his confrontation with robbers, a gun clip was recovered by police in his home and that compelled Snyder to install a surveillance system. Joseph Snyder said his father was “beat up pretty bad,” but heard nothing of the police investigation into the incident.

Steve Spranger, who lives in the same block as Snyder, is another medical marijuana user and caregiver whose home has been targeted. On July 6, his wife Linda walked in on a man in their living room; he had stolen medication and a TV, and was working on disconnecting another TV. Linda hid behind the bed and called 911, but the man left before police could arrive.

Spranger, a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for eight years, decided it was …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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