A California armed homeowner simply told the home intruder that he was armed, and that was all that was needed to scare the intruder away.
After the intruder fled, the armed homeowner Brandon Humphrey went after him and found him cowering in the bushes in the backyard. He held him there at gunpoint until police arrived. Sacramento’s local CBS affiliate reported:
It was a typical Monday morning for the Humphrey’s.
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Seconds later, things took a drastically different turn.
“The dog was barking so differently and was making weird noise, I knew something wasn’t right,” he said.
The Humphrey family needed to think fast – Audra recalls what happened next.
“He ran right through the door and was charging at our door, and that’s when I yelled for my husband, and we barricaded the door.”
Terrified, Brandon and Audra put their entire weight against their bedroom door, trying to keep the intruder from harming their two children.
“I yelled at him and told him to leave and that I was armed,” Brandon Humphrey said.
Brandon says he then did a sweep of the home, and when he walked into the backyard he found the intruder hiding.
“I saw him crouched in the bushes, and I told him to face down and not to move until the police got here.”
Brandon’s wife called 9-1-1 and a nearby police officer immediately responded and arrested the suspect.
California does have strict gun control laws, but at least they still allow homeowners to have a firearm – depending on where in the state they live. If Brandon weren’t an armed homeowner, he wouldn’t have been able to go after the intruder like he did and hold him at gunpoint until police arrived.