I really love these stories about the older folks that stand their ground and tell the bad guys "NO MORE!"
I have a feeling that these guys are going to take a lot of heat when they get to lock-up! Not only was the old man willing to fight back, but he did it while wounded! I love this guy and hope I am just like him when I grow up!
Homeowner held burglary suspect at gunpoint for 8 hours
An elderly Reno homeowner on Friday shot and wounded two of three burglars in an incident where he held one injured suspect captive during an eight-hour stand-off.
Police said the 72-year-old resident held Robert Marin, 26, — who was armed with a knife — for an additional four hours after he accidentally shot Marin in the wrist.
The homeowner did not have a telephone to report the incident and had to gather his strength to force Marin outside and have a neighbor call police about noon on Friday, detectives said.
The resident told police that Marin hit his gun hand with his walking cane, which caused the gun to go off and strike Marin in the wrist. He then held the man for an additional four hours until he had enough strength to confront him further, according to a police report.
Eight hours earlier, police said the homeowner shot Jonathan Rogers twice in the abdomen, who was found walking near the University of Nevada, Reno. He told police someone randomly shot him as he was walking and police did not learn until later of his alleged involvement in the burglary.
The homeowner had awakened about 3 a.m., Friday after hearing people in his home in the 200 block of Bartlett St., according to a police report. Authorities said the man had possessed a gun as protection from an earlier recent burglary, and confronted the suspects in the hallway with his gun. He fired shots at Rogers, who police said fled the residence with a third suspect, Guy Ruiz, 44.
While detectives said Marin grabbed a knife, the homeowner held him captive with his firearm.
Detectives said the three suspects had planned to burglarize the man and were investigating further.
Police said they found items stolen from the elderly man’s home along the path Rogers walked until a taxi driver found him wounded and bleeding, and called police. Monday, Rogers remained hospitalized. Police said he will be arrested upon his release.
Marin and Ruiz were booked into the Washoe County Jail on suspicion of burglary and robbery with a deadly weapon, which carries a sentencing enhancement because the victim was over 60.
Maybe it's time for some of the younger folks to copy their elders! No more mister nice guy! What say you?
Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit on the patio.