A Texas mom locked herself and her children in a bedroom as an invader broke into her home Tuesday night. When the criminal attempted to gain access to the woman and her children in the bedroom, she shot at him through the door after giving a warning that she was armed.
This, folks, is one of the many reasons our founders included the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights portion of the Constitution. We have the God-given right to defend our lives, our property, and our liberty. The best tools for that job in our modern era are guns. They knew that back then, just like we know it today.
According to TheBlaze, “Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies and deputy constables responded to a home burglary in progress in the 5500 block of Nardo Street in rural Edinburg around 9:13 p.m., officials said. Edinburg is about 25 minutes north of McAllen near the Mexican border.”
The owner of the home stated that a man, who has since been identified as 36-year-old Carlos Garcia, broke into her home through the garage and was attempting to get into the bedroom where she and her children were hiding, local officials stated.
The homeowner then warned Garcia that she’d called the police and that she was armed with a gun. When Garcia refused to leave the house and continued trying to gain access to the bedroom, she shot once through the door. Garcia immediately fled the premises. Which he should have done immediately after being warned by the homeowner being armed. Criminals aren’t smart. That’s why they’re criminals.
“Deputies searched the area with helicopter assistance and found Garcia about 100 yards away in an open field with a gunshot wound to his left arm, officials said,” TheBlaze reported. “Garcia was medically cleared and booked into the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center for burglary of habitation with intent, officials said.”
Jail records revealed that Garcia was still in the clink as of Thursday morning. The report stated he’s due to be arraigned the same day.
“The sheriff’s office said it’s an active investigation and encourages witnesses with any additional information to contact the sheriff’s office at 956-383-8114. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 956-668-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip through the smartphone application ‘P3 TIPS,’ officials said,” TheBlaze stated.
Sometimes in these cases, the person who is defending themselves ends up in trouble with the law because of ridiculous regulations on weapons and when it is proper to discharge them in self-defense. Thankfully, that’s not the case here.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra actually praised the mother for taking actions to protect herself and her family.
“You have the right to defend yourself in your own home against an intruder,” Guerra went on to tell the station. “I imagine she was in fear of her life…so she did what she had to do, and we support her.”
Guerra also stated that Garcia and the woman know each other, but did not provide information concerning the nature of that relationship.
“You don’t have to give notice,” the sheriff explained to the station. “If someone’s breaking into your home, you have the right to protect yourself and use deadly force, and you’re not going to have any problem with the sheriff of Hidalgo County.”