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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:55 PM

Man thinks burglars are outside, shoots up home

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Kevin Cole

A 29-year-old Blair man was taken into emergency protective custody Sunday night after he allegedly shot up his home with a shotgun because he thought burglars were outside.

Capt. Kevin Willis of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the man was taken into custody without incident, and no injuries were reported. Willis declined to release the name of the man, whom he characterized as being “very distraught” because he thought burglars were trying to break into his home.

The man, who was alone, was taken into custody without incident about 15 minutes after law enforcement officers arrived on the scene. He was taken to an Omaha hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

Deputies were called to the Country Estates Mobile Home Park about a half mile south of Blair at 11:45 p.m. after someone called 911 to report numerous shots being fired. Willis said deputies reported hearing several shots fired as they set up a perimeter and began to evacuate neighbors.

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Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130107/NEWS/701089969/1707#man-thinks-burglars-are-outside-shoots-up-home

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Reply Man thinks burglars are outside, shoots up home (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 OP
Hoyt Jan 2013 #1
ileus Jan 2013 #2
Hoyt Jan 2013 #4
marble falls Jan 2013 #3
Javaman Jan 2013 #26
marble falls Jan 2013 #29
bongbong Jan 2013 #5
samsingh Jan 2013 #6
bongbong Jan 2013 #27
samsingh Jan 2013 #28
klook Jan 2013 #7
freshwest Jan 2013 #16
Dash87 Jan 2013 #8
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #9
dimbear Jan 2013 #10
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #19
ManiacJoe Jan 2013 #21
pscot Jan 2013 #11
BVictor1 Jan 2013 #12
eilen Jan 2013 #18
primavera Jan 2013 #13
Mockingjay Jan 2013 #14
Fuddnik Jan 2013 #15
Arctic Dave Jan 2013 #17
Franker65 Jan 2013 #20
tclambert Jan 2013 #22
jpak Jan 2013 #23
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #24
IDemo Jan 2013 #25

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:58 PM

1. Only solution - More guns. This crud has gone viral.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:58 PM

2. drugs will kill you kid...

bath salts?

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Response to ileus (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:01 PM

4. And the kid's guns will kill someone too. But that's price we have to pay for gun

cultists to have access to a bunch of such lethal weapons.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:01 PM

3. Meth is some nasty assed stuff.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:34 AM

26. My first thought as well.nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:50 PM

29. I've known some really nice, smart, funny people who are now lost, in jail, dead from that stuff.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:18 PM

5. This could've been prevented

 

Why didn't his house have guns to protect itself?

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Response to bongbong (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:25 PM

6. don't guns need guns to protect themselves against guns?

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Response to samsingh (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:57 PM

27. They need them!

 

And the guns that protect the guns need guns to protect them, and so on.

It's the NRA's wet dream - infinite gun sales.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:58 PM

28. completely recursive

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Response to bongbong (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:26 PM

7. Houses need guns

in case they need to rebel against a tyrannical homeowners' association.

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Response to klook (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:33 AM

16. Haha! Good one.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:27 PM

8. He probably didn't take his medicine.

Sad. I'm by no means an expert on psychology (not even close), but it's possible he had schizophrenia, or something like that.

I could only imagine how scary that must be - both for the person and those around them - to have hallucinations and try to act out against them.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:34 PM

9. Isn't The 2nd Amendment Wonderful - Burglar Haunted Gun Owners Are Our Salvation

eom

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:41 PM

10. Moral: unless you anticipate your burglar is hearing impaired, one warning shot is enough.

This guy just got too radical.

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Response to dimbear (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:42 AM

19. And "one warning shot" is enough to

kill an innocent bystander, Einstein.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:38 AM

21. That is why warning shots are illegal in most jurisdictions.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:45 PM

11. What a maroon!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:49 PM

12. What were they going to steal, the mobile home?

 

Hitch it up to the back of a pick-up or something?

These totally paranoid people are a threat to themselves and the rest of us.

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:27 AM

18. Maybe he was worried they would steal his guns or his drugs

Or maybe the money he owes for the drugs...just not the right drugs.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:21 PM

13. Yet another law abiding, responsible gun owner...

... exercising his RKBA to defend his home. Heartwarming, isn't it? You can almost smell the apple pie now. My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of lunacy...

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Response to primavera (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:32 PM

14. Hilarious if it wasn't so sick..

I read the report and the way it was written....I burst out laughing thinking another dumbass gun idiot!!!

Hope this guy gets some mental heath care and IQ test!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:33 PM

15. Better hide the crack pipe.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:37 AM

17. Guns, guns the lunacy's loot,

 

The more you tweak, the more you shoot.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:37 AM

20. Lucky he didn't injure himself...

And absolutely crazy that such an unstable guy has access to a firearm. What if people were passing on the street outside and got hit? Definitely more background checks are necessary...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:33 AM

22. Hey, maybe there really were burglars outside. This guy could be a hero.

He saved himself, and parts of his home (you know, not the shot-up parts), and most of all, he saved his gun, which is probably what the burglars were after, 'cause you know he doesn't own anything else of value.

Then again, he might have shot up his own home because some raccoons got into the garbage. What a dumbass. So, hero, dumbass, mentally deranged--hard to tell, hard to tell.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:41 AM

23. Bath Salts + guns = Teh Stoopid

yup

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:05 AM

24. Alex Jones??

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:07 AM

25. The obvious solution here is to arm houses n/t

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