Homeowner Holds Machete-Wielding Madman At Bay With Shotgun

A Centralia,, Washington man showed incredible restraint late last week when he opted to not blow drug-addled intruder into tiny bits:

Around 7:30 a.m. Friday, a man and his girlfriend were in their living room at their home in the 2900 block of Little Hanaford Road in Centralia when a homeless 43-year-old stranger entered armed with a knife, police said.

The homeowner grabbed a shotgun, police said, and ordered the intruder out of the house. The two walked outside, but instead of leave, the intruder pushed the homeowner down stairs on the back porch. The intruder then grabbed a machete sitting on the porch and approached the homeowner.


At this point, I strongly suspect a majority of people would have made this guy look like Goldie Hawn in Death Becomes Her.

Does anyone else feel a bit of a draft?
“Does anyone else feel a bit of a draft?”

Instead, the homeowner put himself and risk and got close enough to butt-stroke the guy and put him on the ground, where he held him until authorities arrived.

This gentleman went above and beyond in not jut protecting his own life, but in preserving the life of an armed criminal whom he could tell was under the influence of drugs.

The local sheriff’s department seemed impressed.

Sheriff’s deputies believe the intruder was under the influence of some intoxicating substance because he was speaking incoherently. The Lewis County Sheriff said the homeowner used quick thinking to subdue a dangerous intruder.

“This couple did what they had to do to protect themselves under very dangerous conditions,” Sheriff Steve Mansfield said. “This is another example of why citizens need to take all possible precautions and be prepared if something like this occurs.”


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