Hey, if it’s about half past 12 noon on a lovely afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, why wouldn’t two teenage burglars try to break into a quiet home on Schneiter Avenue in broad daylight? Especially if they’ve gotten away with it before.
Unfortunately for these brazen burglars, their luck finally ran out Wednesday when one homeowner grabbed a gun after they broke into his home and killed the family pet.
“Pop, pop, pop! And there was a pause, and then, pop, pop!” said neighbor Charles Graham. “And then a couple seconds later, he was running down the street saying his brother got shot.”
According to the woman who lives in the house where the shooting happened, the two boys tried to break in, not realizing her husband was there.
While inside, she says the teenagers killed the family dog, and at some point, her husband shot them.
Investigators have not said if the shooting happened inside or outside of the house.
“I mean, it’s a shame that you have to protect your house like that, but someone comes in your house like that while you’re home, then I guess you have that right,” said Gary Dickman, who lives across the street.
Dickman says he and other neighbors recently installed security cameras because teenagers have been breaking into homes and cars in the area.
A few weeks ago, Dickman says he confronted teenagers trying to burglarize the same home that was apparently hit on Wednesday.
“Those guys took off running. There was two more that came out from behind his fence, and they took off,” said Dickman.
According to police, the teen boys were taken to University Hospital and are expected to survive.