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  • Burglar picks wrong house and gets a golf club to the head.

    From: http://www.justnews.com/news/20829788/detail.html

    A prowler who jumped over a gate to a Miami home died after he was confronted by the homeowner and the homeowner's son Thursday morning.

    The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. at a home located at 2245 S.W. 31st Ave.

    Miami police said the suspect, 23-year-old Cristobal Navarra, jumped over a 6-foot fence. When the homeowner, 45-year-old Juan Carlos Kennedy Sr. heard a noise, he went to investigate. Kennedy's son, 19-year-old Juan Carlos Kennedy Sr., went outside to help his father.

    Police said Navarra was beaten with a golf club and died.

    "Obviously, the family is extremely distraught with what occurred. They are very emotional and upset, as you can imagine," said attorney David Kubiliun. "Unfortunately, the person has lost their life, but at the same time, the law does protect a person to defend his property."

    The attorney for the family said the home has been targeted four times before, once by an armed robber.

    Detectives interviewed the Kennedy and his son, who would not comment to media about the incident.

    Neighbors said they agree with the man's action.

    "It’s great,” said neighbor Orly Gonzalez.

    Gonzalez told Local10’s Kellie Butler there have been a number of burglaries in the neighborhood recently, and he is glad his neighbors took matters into their own hands.

    "You need to save your life. I'd do the same thing," said neighbor Isis Telles.

    Florida's castle law allows residents to protect themselves and their property if they feel threatened.

    It is unclear whether the Kennedys will face any charges.

  • #2
    Ouch...that's tough

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    • #3
      Here comes the ACLU or ACORN or some other acronym that will most likely want to charge this guy and his son for defending themselves.
      I say Kudos to Mr Juan Carlos
      "I would rather live one day as a Lion, than a thousand years as a Sheep."

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      • #4
        Good for them, the possibility of getting beaten to death serves as a far better warning to future burglars than a million little ADT signs.
        "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - Orwell

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        • #5
          i'll give their effort to protect their home a FOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRREE! out of five.

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          • #6
            I guess they were a little Tee'd off over the incident.
            It's better to be hated for what you are, then to be loved for what you are not.

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            • #7
              They really put a hole in one bad guy.
              -------------------------------
              You can't fix stupid, but you can arrest it. - LINY

              "Their house, their rules. And when they get robbed, they can call 911 and ask them to send a hippie to protect them." - ateamer

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              • #8
                Yeah, they probably hit the burglar hard enough to make him see birdies!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Syncrosonix View Post
                  i'll give their effort to protect their home a FOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRREE! out of five.
                  Originally posted by safetyallday View Post
                  I guess they were a little Tee'd off over the incident.
                  Originally posted by Oddball-Six View Post
                  They really put a hole in one bad guy.
                  Originally posted by C0d3 thr33 View Post
                  Yeah, they probably hit the burglar hard enough to make him see birdies!
                  What is this, amatuer night at the improv?

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                  • #10
                    It is unclear whether the Kennedys will face any charges.
                    ????..... And what charges would they face? Says right here ...
                    Florida's castle law allows residents to protect themselves and their property if they feel threatened.
                    ... that what they did was legal. The media is so stupid.
                    Kudo's to them for standing up for themselves and their property!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TXCountySheriff View Post
                      ????..... And what charges would they face? Says right here ...

                      ... that what they did was legal. The media is so stupid.
                      Kudo's to them for standing up for themselves and their property!


                      If there is evidence of a large number of blows, I can imagine an argument that they beat him for too long, which is what caused the death.

                      In addition, Florida law (like the law of most states) may require that the suspect enter or attempt to enter the residence before the use of deadly force is justified. There is nothing in the article to indicate that such an attempt was made. To the contrary, the article refers to the suspect as a "prowler."
                      Last edited by DAL; 09-11-2009, 03:44 PM.
                      Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                      Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                      • #12
                        Anyone find it odd that their home has been targeted not one, but four times?
                        "Its not what you know, its what you can prove."-Training Day

                        "Game on, bitches. Whoop whoop, flash the lights, pull it over."

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