Failed home invasion attempt caught on camera

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Here is a home invasion attempt caught on camera from two different angles. If this happened to you could you get to a firearm fast enough? Full story below.

A Tucson homeowner, alerted of an impending home invasion by his home security cameras, arms himself and takes matters into his hands last Thursday when four armed suspects attempt to break into his home.

You see a vehicle pull up, and four men run out. One of them is carrying what appears to be an AR-15 or M-16, a weapon which could be fully automatic.

The robbery happened in broad daylight at a home on West Vande Loo Street. All the action was caught by the homeowners outdoor surveillance system.

The victim was able to get back inside his house, close his door, semi barricade it, reach for a weapon that was easily accessible.

The homeowner shot at the suspects.
He even put a bullet through the windshield of the suspects car, which is also caught on camera.

The four men retreated and took off.
All of them remain on the run.

Sheriff’s officials say the homeowner has surveillance cameras installed all around his house.

Dep. Gieron says, “That was just for his own security.”

People living in the neighborhood heard all the gunshots, and saw the aftermath. Some stray bullets even hit a home across the street.

One man says, “I was asleep around noon Thursday, and heard gunshots.”

Lawrence Cruz lives down the street from where the attempted home invasion happened.

“I am very watchful where we live and I think everybody has right to defend their property,” says Cruz.

Detectives did find the suspect’s vehicle at a home near Cardinal and Valencia, but the four men are still on the run.

One of the suspects has been identified as 23-year-old Jesus Mendivil. It’s believed he was shot in the arm.

The three other men are all described as Hispanic males between 17 and 25-years-old.

7 Responses to “Failed home invasion attempt caught on camera”

  1. KeyJ63 says:

    Another good reason to have a gun in the home (in a safe place of course).

  2. Puppy Eater says:

    Hmph, not so bad ass when they shoot back it seems. Stupid criminals..

  3. mike says:

    why this homeowner? THeres a story here, not just about being prepared….

  4. gokarcata says:

    Thank you!

  5. Matt says:

    That was good grouping on the windshield.

  6. oldhoosier says:

    Got to agree with Mike (3rd post). Why’d they choose this person? However, Castle Doctrine is more important today than ever before!

  7. SirBlain says:

    And people wonder why we barricade our borders between here and mexico…

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