By Bob Owens
Joe Milspa is not impressed with your axe, whippersnapper.
Joe Milspa, 92, may look a bit frail, but he still gets out to the pistol range fairly regularly. That practice with a 1911 pistol that he’s had for decades came in handy Sunday morning when a burglar armed with an axe broke into his home. Milspa produced his pistol and fired a shot that sent the home invader fleeing for his life.
A burglar in San Jacinto apparently picked the wrong house to break into Sunday Morning. He was confronted by a 92-year-old homeowner armed with a gun.
According to San Jacinto police, the intruder tried to gain forced entry by smashing a door with an ax at a house in the 1400 block of Chase Street at about 11 a.m.
Joe Milspa said he heard the noise and approached the door with his handgun. That was when “he suddenly saw an exterior glass window of the home shatter, followed by the suspect attempting to crawl into his home through the window,” said Sgt. Craig McDonald of the San Jacinto Police Department.
Milspa, who is a World War II veteran and lives alone, immediately fired one round at the intruder. “I could have …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms