Repeat offender commits his last crime
A convict recently released from prison was prowling around a neighborhood and spotted a house that appeared to have no one inside.
Thinking the house would make an easy target, he broke into the residence through a window.
However, the homeowner and his family returned before the criminal had finished his crime.
Upon entering the house, the homeowner immediately noticed things were out of place – but before he could act, the suspect attacked the homeowner with a baseball bat.
Not to be made a victim, the homeowner was armed, and used his firearm to fatally shoot the criminal.
Detectives believe the homeowner acted in self-defense and will press no charges. The criminal had an extensive history and had served jail time for armed robbery and carjacking.
Local news reports:
SARASOTA COUNTY -- A man fatally shot a home intruder when he was attacked by the burglar inside his own home after returning from out of town.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office says they were called the 2300 block of Constitution Blvd around 1:30 p.m. on reports of a shooting. After investigating, police say a man, identified as Glenn Edward Oliver, 30, forced his way in through a window while the family was out of town. When the homeowner and family returned, he noticed things were out of place and was then attacked by the suspect who then ran into a bedroom and grabbed a baseball bat. The homeowner used a firearm to shoot and kill the suspect.