Brazen burglars broke into a Dutch minimum security prison to steal TV sets from the cells while the prisoners were out on weekend furloughs. The prison has little security and is similar to U.S. halfway houses where offenders at the end of their sentences adjust and transition to life on the outside. Weekend passes for the inmates are normal as part of the program. There were two similar burglaries in March and during this month. The prisoners will have to occupy themselves in other older traditional ways until the TV sets are replaced.
No arrests have been made so far.
A Tennessee man shot a teenage burglar who had broken in through the home’s back window. This was the home’s second burglary since the homeowners moved in. It’s the third burglary on the same block this year. The eighteen year old man was hit in the neck by the homeowner’s shot.
This is the second time that the same homeowner confronted a burglar in the home since moving in several months ago. The Memphis area homeowner met the previous home invader as the intruder was carrying a TV out of the home. The family bought a gun to protect themselves after that burglary.
The homeowner believes that the woods behind the home are a crime magnet. They see people coming out of the woods regularly and have had stolen cars left in their driveway.
A Thonotosassa homeowner grabbed his semiautomatic pistol after he was awakened and found two home invaders in the residence. He fought with one of the two burglars and shot one of them during the scuffle that began when the home invader waved a clothes iron at him. The homeowner fired in self defense.The iron wielding man was shot several times and was hospitalized. The other thug ran off, leaving his accomplice behind.