A 28-year-old Goldsboro, NC woman heard something early yesterday morning and looked out her window. When she saw the lock had been cut off her storage building, she asked her roommate to call 911, then picked up a gun and went outside to see if anything had been stolen.
It was probably a bad idea for the burglar to come charging out at her:
Deputies said 28-year-old Paige Ham heard a noise at the back of her home and saw a lock was missing from a storage building out in the backyard.
Ham had a roommate call 911 and went out with a gun to see if anything was stolen.
That’s when 28-year-old Christopher Todd Brogden allegedly rushed out of the building towards her.
Ham fired her gun, hitting Brogden. He was last reported in stable condition at Vidant Hospital in Greenville.
Ms. Ham made a significant tactical mistake in attempting to clear the building by herself that could have resulted in tragedy if the suspect had also been armed.
Still, she managed to put a center-mass shot on a moving target in the dark, and the burglar is now in the hospital until he heals up enough to be transferred to jail.
Ms. Ham will not face charges. Brogden will be in the hospital for several more days before he’s transferred to jail for burglary.