You’d think at a time when more Americans than ever before are stuck at home, burglaries would almost non-existent. Criminals don’t generally want to be caught, and if you’re interested in just sneaking in and grabbing a few items to sell on the black market, you’d want to find an unoccupied home. I keep running across stories of burglars who apparently either haven’t been paying much attention to the news lately, or just think so highly of their burgling skills that they believe they can smash a window and sneak inside without anyone waking up.
The latest case of a bungled burglary comes from Bay City, Michigan, where a man broke into a home early Wednesday morning, only to be confronted by the armed homeowner.
About 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, Michigan State Police troopers and Bay County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting scene at a house in the 5100 block of Baxman Road in Monitor Township. They arrived to find a resident had shot a 26-year-old man in his abdomen, said MSP Special 1st Lt. David Kaiser.
Police determined the wounded man had entered the home through a window he had broken, Kaiser said.