Robbers Try to Break in Homes as Hurricane Harvey Comes In, But Homeowners Meet Them With Guns Instead
When fierce hurricanes come in, it's not uncommon for crime to go up.
On Friday night, as Hurricane Harvey make landfall in Texas, a robber tried to break into a home in Corpus Christi. However, the tables turned on him in an instant.
According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times:
About 11 p.m. Corpus Christi police officers responded to the 7100 block of Ficus Court, near Yorktown Boulevard.
Officers found a man who had been shot in the head, officials said. According to officers at the scene, the man had broken into the residence and was shot by the homeowner.
The suspect reportedly lived through the injury.
But that wasn't the only incident as Hurricane Harvey came rolling in. In Houston, another alleged robber tried to break into a person's home. This time, though, the intruder didn't survive.
The Houston Chronicle reported that:
An alleged intruder was shot dead by a home resident in Houston's Greater East End early Saturday.
Authorities received a call about the incident around 3 a.m., according to the Houston Police Department's homicide division.
According to Concealed Nation, there are over 22,000,000 guns in Texas. It's no wonder the robbers were met with such force in their failed crimes.