2013-11-13 / Public Safety

'He could have fired a warning shot'

submi t ted by Garland Mears

Burglar's sister says: "He could have used a warning first..."

From WTTC News in Dallas, we get this heart-warming tale of a long-time criminal, 33, named Deyfon Pipkins, who tried to climb in a window of a home.

The elderly owner inside saw him and fired one shot, ending Deyfon's criminal career.

As the police do, they came by, gathered the corpse, then went to notify Deyfon's family of his timely demise. It seems that the family was upset though, because they then showed up at the scene.

"He could have used a warning," Lakesha Thompson, Pipkins' sister-in-law, said. "He could have let him know that he did have a gun on his property and he would use it in selfdefense."

COMMENT FROM THE SIDELINE:

"That's certainly true, Lakesha. He could also have invited him in and given him a beer, then helped him cart the TV out to the curb. "Unfortunately for Deyfon, Texas is a Castle Doctrine state, and the homeowner chose to shoot Deyfon, as it is right and proper to do in Texas.

"For that matter, Lakesha, you could have warned Deyfon. Why didn't you tell him: " Deyfon, yo' needs to quit breakin' into those people’s houses and stealin' they stuff. Someone is goin’ to pop a cap in yo' tail."( Some words changed to protect the innocent).

God must love stupid people; He made so many.

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