Holding A Home Invader (Criminal) At Gunpoint

Posted: August 10, 2012 in Tactics
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If a criminal breaks into your home you have the responsibility to ensure the safety of yourself and your family.  If you are holding the criminal at gunpoint the following are some recommended steps to follow.

  • Call 911.
  • Inform the 911 operator that you are holding an intruder (criminal) who has broken into your home at gunpoint and that you are the homeowner.
  • Inform the 911 operator that you are in fear for your life and if the criminal takes any aggressive action you will shoot the criminal in self defense to protect yourself and your family.
  • Order the criminal to keep his hands in the air, get down on his knees, then get face down on the floor with his head turned the opposite way from you and to spread his arms out from his sides away from his body.
  • Inform the 911 operator that you are the homeowner and describe what you are wearing.
  • Inform the 911 operator that the criminal is lying face down on the floor and describe what he is wearing.
  • Make sure there is a clear distinction between what you the homeowner are wearing and your position, standing up in the home as opossed to what the criminal is wearing and his position on the floor in the home.
  • Keep the 911 operator on the line until the police arrive.
  • Have a family member if possible meet the police outside, reiterate the situation and escort them in.
  • Lower your weapon when the police arrive and follow their instructions.  Make sure they are fully aware that you are the homeowner and not the criminal.
  • Inform the police that you want the criminal prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and that you are prepared to press charges.

  1. FullOfSMyLES says:

    If I ever were fortunate enough to actually catch the person breaking into my home, I would have to tell him to hold on while I pull up your instructions 😉

  2. 1stminstrel says:

    If you are lucky enough to live in a State that clearly defines the “Castle Law”, far easier to just point and shoot….if using a shotgun and they fall out the door, just drag their sorry behinds back inside. I say this because if they belong to any kind of gang group, you will be targeted for doing the above and just have them arrested…dead bodies tell no tales and their friends will not want to make the same mistake and come to the same end.

  3. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to simply shoot the invader of my home and drop him on the spot. Nevermind the police who will not bother to show until invader is long gone and you are possibly shot or dead yourself. Our justice system favours the criminal most times anyway. I didn’t for example think twice, or indeed at all if I’m honest about the damage I might be inflicting on the would-be robber of my beloved mobile phone not so long ago. (He departed empty handed) That wasn’t even in my home and calling the cops would have been a waste of time then too. Want a job doing properly do it yourself!!!

  4. rmactsc says:

    I would say the WW2 generation here in America was probably the last time criminals were really thought of as criminals and not deprived individuals who aren’t responsible for any of their actions.

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