Almost pulled trigger on buglar at home
Not sure where to post this but on Sunday August 31, 2008 after securing everything for preparation of hurricane Gustov I went to close my garage door and noticed a black man walking out of my garage. I went out and told him to stop and he started running to a maroon older model Cadillac. I am a ccw and immediately pulled out my handgun and for a split second was going to shoot out the tires or the back window. I then realized my life was not in danger and put the gun back in my pocket. Upon entering my garage, I noticed that my boys Yamaha dirt bike and helmet was missing. By the time I got my keys for my truck The burglars were out of the neighborhood and could not be found. The responsibilities and liability of being a ccw suddenly hit me, if I would have shot at the vehicle I would probably be in jail now and would have to pay damages to their vehicle. I called the police and they made a report but could not find the vehicle in my small town. I only lost a dirt bike but could have lost a lot more if I used deadly force. The officer said I was lucky I didn't shoot because it is only justified if my life or someone else's life was in danger. I totally agree. So to everyone reading this please use a cool head in situations like these. I learned my lesson.