Florida sheriff says he ‘prefers’ people shoot home invaders – What We Know!

Sheriff Bob Johnson (pictured) commended the homeowner who shot at the burglar on Thursday, saying

A Florida sheriff is encouraging residents to take gun security programs after a house owner frightened a potential burglar by firing at them – saying that residents of the state are ‘greater than welcome’ to shoot and kill intruders and that he would ‘favor you do, truly.’

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies caught Brandon J. Harris of Milton, 32, after his housebreaking spree within the city of Tempo on Wednesday when he was cornered by officers after fleeing from an armed home-owner, Sheriff Bob Johnson stated the following day on the press convention. 

‘In all probability 20 deputies get there, the canines are out, and he’s leaping fences and breaking into homes as he goes,’ Johnson recounted. 

‘One of many owners, he was breaking into their home, they usually shot at him. So he continues to run, we lastly nook him in a home that he broke into on Tom Sawyer and we cornered him in a bed room.’

Harris was charged with tried housebreaking with assault, resisting arrest, legal mischief, tried larceny and different prices. His bond was set at $157,500.     

Though the resident on Tom Sawyer Highway fired a number of pictures on the intruder round 5:12 p.m. that day, Johnson stated, none of them hit. 

That home-owner hasn’t come ahead to police, however the sheriff stated they received’t face prices – and did the appropriate factor.

‘I assume they suppose they did one thing mistaken, which they didn’t. If somebody’s breaking into your home, you’re greater than welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County. We favor that you just do, truly.’

Sheriff Bob Johnson (pictured) recommended the home-owner who shot on the burglar on Thursday, saying ‘if somebody’s breaking into your home, you’re greater than welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County’ and that his division would ‘favor it if you happen to do’

Brandon J. Harris of Milton, 32, was thwarted in his spree of home invasions on Wednesday by an armed Pace homeowner who fired several shots at him frightening him out of their house and toward the deputies who captured him

Brandon J. Harris of Milton, 32, was thwarted in his spree of house invasions on Wednesday by an armed Tempo home-owner who fired a number of pictures at him horrifying him out of their home and towards the deputies who captured him

‘So, whoever that was, you’re not in hassle, come see us.’

Johnson additionally urged that the unidentified home-owner – and different residents – take the departments’ gun security courses. 

‘We have now a gun security class we placed on each different Saturday. In the event you take that, you’ll shoot so much higher,’ he stated.  

‘Hopefully you’ll save the taxpayers cash.’  

In 2005, Florida turned the primary state within the nation to enact a ‘Stand Your Floor’ regulation, which stated individuals might use firearms or different deadly drive in opposition to house intruders in the event that they ‘fairly believed’ they confronted an imminent menace of loss of life or severe harm.

Greater than 20 different states adopted Florida’s lead, passing related self-defense legal guidelines. In all, 23 states at present have ‘Stand Your Floor’ legal guidelines on the books.  

Johnson stated Harris has lengthy historical past of run-ins with native regulation enforcement starting when he was simply 13 years outdated – since, the sheriff stated, he’s been had ‘like 17 arrests.’

Harris is pictured on house surveillance footage in a house on Tom Sawyer Highway, barricading himself right into a room in an try and evade police

The burglar hurled himself from a window after running into a house to evade capture - and was immediately cornered by Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Deputies

The burglar hurled himself from a window after operating right into a home to evade seize – and was instantly cornered by Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Deputies

‘We despatched him to jail for six and a half years for house invasion, and he simply can’t seen to get the image of crime doesn’t pay,’ he stated. 

Harris has earlier prices of aggravated assault, battery and violation of probation, in line with the Pensacola Information Journal. He’s additionally registered as a high-risk intercourse offender.   

Surveillance footage proven on the press convention confirmed Harris barricading himself right into a bed room in the home the place he was cornered, then leaping headfirst out of a closed window, shattering the glass. 

He was then swiftly captured within the yard by deputies. 

‘They arrange a fringe actually fast, closed it in as they discovered places on him, then lastly caught him on Tom Sawyer,’ Johnson stated. ‘So it was a terrific job by the deputies.’