Friday morning feel good stories

| January 2, 2015

Today’s first story comes from Tennessee;

Employees say the man pointed a gun at one of the clerk. When he tried going around the lottery machine to get to the cash register, the store owner pulled a handgun.

Police say the owner fired several shots as the suspect ran, hitting him at least once.

Down in Texas, you’d better leave bread crumbs to get home from a party instead of trusting your besotted instincts;

During the investigation, the deputies discovered Bloomer had attended a New Year’s Eve party at the 800 block of Sawmill Road.

According to witnesses at the party, Bloomerwas extremely intoxicated and left the residence on foot without anyone’s knowledge. He went to the residence in the 1500 block where he began to force entry into the home. When the homeowner found Bloomer in his home. The homeowner engaged Bloomer with his handgun.

According to the press release, Detectives believe Bloomer may have been intoxicated to a degree that he was mistakenly forcing his way into a home that he may have believed to be his own or someone he knew.

The homeowner, however, did not know Bloomer.

The next story is from Illinois;

Someone was lurking around the home’s rear 20 minutes earlier, prompting a call to the police from the couple residing there.

As the woman inside called police again, the homeowner “opened the door, found a man there and shot him,” a police spokesman said.

The shooting victim, a 22-year-old Pekin resident, was found a short distance from the home in the 200 block of Derby Street within minutes of the shooting at about 12:40 a.m.

The shooter was questioned but was not taken into custody, said Public Information Officer Mike Eeten.

“We have a homeowner who felt his safety was in question,” Eeten said. The homeowner used a handgun registered in his name and had a valid FOID card, he said.

The last story comes from North Carolina;

Deputies responded about 2:50 p.m. to a report of a body in a ditch on the 200 block of Lakewood School Road, according to a release from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office.

The body has been identified as Joseph Fitzgerald Williams, 49, of the 900 block of Lakewood School Road, the release said.

Williams appears to have died from trauma, the release said, but the exact cause has not been determined.

The break-in on the 100 block of Lakewood School Road was reported about 1 a.m., the release said.

The residents were awakened by a loud, crashing sound in the living room. They discovered a man inside the house, the release said.

One of the residents said he shot at the intruder, but wasn’t sure if the man was hit.

The intruder ran away, the release said.

Thanks to Chief Tango for the links.

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Most of these seem like justice, but the one from Texas about Bloomer just sounds sad. I can’t say I wouldn’t have done the same thing if I’d come home and found an intruder in my home.

If the suspicions are true, it’s just a sad thing that some guy got drunk, picked the wrong house, and got killed over it, especially if he had no malicious intent and just made a drunken mistake.