Burglar ends up beaten and bloodied

June 23rd, 2009 by

NBC 2
LEHIGH ACRES: A burglar broke into a Lehigh Acres home and he was the one who wound up bloodied and bruised. The homeowners say he picked the wrong couple to mess with!

The victim says the two men barged into the home, fired some gunshots, but left with nothing.

Deputies say the two men broke into the Lehigh home around 1 a.m. Monday. One of them pointed a gun right at the resident’s face while he was still in bed.

“[He] screamed at me, ‘Don’t move! Don’t move!’ with vulgarities involved – that wasn’t happening in my house. He came to the wrong party,” said the victim, who wished to remain unidentified.

The victim is a retired special operations officer for the Coast Guard. And his fiancé, who was also in bed, is a former maximum security corrections officer.

With all that training, the two took action.

“We weren’t just going to let them rob us, absolutely not. I work too hard for the things I have and people who don’t have jobs who make a living off of robbing people – not me,” said the victim.

The male victim and one of the suspects got in a fight as they were both trying to get control of the gun.

When the victim and the suspect were fighting in the corner of the bedroom, a shot fired from the gun, went through the wall, through the medicine cabinet, and right into the bathroom mirror.

When that shot was fired, the other suspect ran out of the house.

Meanwhile, the victim’s fiancé grabbed their own rifle and turned toward the man that pointed a gun at her husband. She beat him so hard that the rifle broke in two.

Then, the male victim got a hold of the suspect’s gun.

“At that point I was going to take his life and he begged for his life, ‘I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die, please don’t kill me. Let me go,’” said the victim.

That’s when he took the suspect outside and bashed his head into a truck before the he ran away.

While he was running away, he was able to fire two more shots at the house. One went through the door and grazing the male victim’s shoulder.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for the suspects.

As for the victims, they admit what they did was risky. But because of their law enforcement training, they say they knew how to react.

If you know anything about this crime, you’re asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.


One Response

  1. ktrain

    should have killed right there

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