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Old 02-02-2013, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Euphonious Polemic View Post
Pizza delivery to wrong house, Mormon, delivering flyers, neighbor telling you your cat is loose?

Who cares? You're in the clear - it's your castle, so fire away!
Man shot dead after pulling into wrong driveway
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A group of friends said they were going to pick up a girl who lived in the area to go ice skating around 10 p.m. when their GPS system sent them to the wrong home.

The friends said they pulled into the driveway and saw a man peer out the window. They said they waited in the car for a bit and then the man, Phillip Sailors, 69, came out of the home with a handgun, firing a round into the air.

“The guy came out. He went in again and he came out with a gun in his hand and he shot into the air,” 15-year-old passenger Yeson Jimenez said.

The friends said that's when they tried leaving the house, and said Sailors pointed the gun at the car and shot Rodrigo Diaz, 22, who was driving the car. An arrest warrant said Sailors had a .22-caliber pistol.

The passengers said Sailors never asked what they were doing there.
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Sailors' attorney told Thomas that the man believed he and his wife were being attacked.

“He is very distraught over the loss of life from the defense of his home. This incident happened late in the evening hours when he was home with his wife and he assumed it was a home invasion and he maintains his innocence,” the attorney said.
Now, make no mistake, this guy is going away for a long, long time. But the problem is, the perception by many gun owners is that they are justified any time they are in fear of attack. They will be prosecuted after the fact, but that won't bring back their innocent victims.