LECANTO, FL — A would-be home invader got his tail handed to him after he assaulted a man at his own home, who happened to be a veteran with 2 tours in Vietnam.
Little did he know the 71-year-old man he attacked was armed, and not having it.
As Fox 13 reports:
Citrus County resident Carmelo Marchese says he had no choice but to shoot a would-be home invader.
“I was honestly and truly in fear for my life,” he told FOX 13.
It started with his dog Daisy barking wildly. A stranger was knocking on the door at 11:30 at night. Police say the would-be intruder was Joshua Bernard, who has a prior history of burglary and was just released from jail.
”Once he started to push me and grab my neck, I shot him. I wasn’t going to play. This isn’t a game, it was a life-and-death situation,” he said.
Marchese, 71, served in the Navy and did two tours in Vietnam. He’s never faced this kind of threat at home.
“I had warned him prior. I did everything I was supposed to do. This is my house, not his,” he said.
Bernard was fortunate to survive the gunshot to the …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation