If you choose to engage in a life of crime, you will eventually get your comeuppance.
In a perfect world, wayward souls that choose that path will eventually be brought to justice, and they will have their own personal ‘a-ha’ moment. That moment will lead them on the straight and narrow path, and there will be one less menace for society to deal with.
The not so perfect world scenario is much bleaker. The comeuppance will come in the form of someone that’s not going to stand for their nonsense.
That’s what happened with this wayward thug in Arkansas, and the comeuppance came from a most unlikely source.
Mad World News has the details.
According to local news source KSLA, the horrific home invasion took place at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017, in Genoa, Arkansas.
Miller County Sheriffs said that the 81-year-old man was at home when he opened his garage door to discover an armed thug pointing a gun at him. This is when things took a turn for the worse for the punk.
Unfortunately for the thug, this elderly gentleman had armed himself and was ready to take out the trash.
“I walked outside the door, and he was standing right there with a big pistol. I had my hand in my pocket on my pistol, and the battle was on,” said Buddy Cates, in an interview with a KSLA reporter.
Cates, who told the reporter that he had been robbed 6 times in the last 10 months, wasn’t about to let it happen again.
This is when Cates says he and the thug opened fire on each other. The horror of that moment when Cates was forced to defend his life is unimaginable, but the consequences of not being prepared to do so are much more daunting — and thankfully, this homeowner was prepared.
For Cates, there really wasn’t much choice in this scenario. His life was in danger, and there was no way he was going to go down without a fight.
We would imagine the troubled young man began to have some flickers of that proverbial ‘a-ha- moment ringing in his head, but they came too late for him.
Cates said that he and the assailant, who has been identified by his friends and family on social media as 18-year-old Shemar Harris and also goes by “Pablo Bouta’bag Harris” as well as “Marblow DiNero,” exchanged nearly 15 rounds.
Cates was unharmed after the gun battle, but the saggy-pants-wearing thug ran out of luck. Harris was shot at least once and died a short time later at a nearby Texarkana hospital.
“Whoever got the biggest gun and fastest will be boss when it is all said and done. … In this case, it was me,” said Cates.
When deputies from Miller County Sheriffs Office arrived, they interviewed the homeowner and took two firearms as evidence, according to TXK Today. No charges have been filed against the homeowner nor should they be. Cates had every right to defend himself and his property.
The young man that recklessly invaded the residents home has shown a troubling pattern of behavior that includes an arrest from earlier this year for armed robbery.
In that perfect world that remains out of our grasp, that should’ve been more than enough of a wake-up call for him.
It wasn’t. Friends and acquaintances are spouting off at the mouth on social media, and they’re warning that there will be hell to pay for the elderly man that was defending himself.
The young man’s death should really be serving as a wake-up call for those folks as well. Sadly, it’s not, and concerned citizens are left with no choice but to defend themselves as a result.
Source: Mad World News