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Man Had Run In with Gun Owner in Loganville When He Went to Wrong House

Woman who lived in the home said she fired three shots into the air when a stranger came to her back door. He said he was at the wrong house.

Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a house on Tiffany Lane in Loganville at about 9:34 p.m., Feb. 9, 2013, in response to shots fired and a woman screaming. It turned out that the woman screaming had heard someone at her back door.

According to the WCSO incident report, the woman told deputies that she was in her living room when she heard someone knocking at the back door of her home. She then heard someone trying to turn the doorknob. At this time she went to her bedroom and retrieved her Smith and Wesson revolver and returned to her living room in time to see the headlights of a car backing out of her driveway. She said she opened her door and fired three shots into the air. According to the report, her weapon showed that it had recently been fired and three spent rounds were in the chamber.

Deputies were subsequently flagged down by a man who said he was the person who had been at the house. He explained he had been on the phone getting directions from a friend, who lived in the same neighborhood, and had gone to the wrong house. His friend had told him to come around to the rear of the house and let himself in. He told deputies that when he realized he was at the wrong house, he left to try and find the right address. He said when he was driving out of the driveway he saw that the homeowner had come to the front door with a gun and fired into the air. Deputies reported that gun safety rules and regulations were then explained to the gun owner.

A similar incident in Lilburn last month didn’t turn out quite so well. In that instance, the homeowner fired on the car that had inadvertently gone to the wrong address, killing the driver. It was reported that the GPS system had given the wrong directions. , was subsequently arrested and charged with murder.

David Binder February 13, 2013 at 05:58 AM
Personally I think that homeowner should be cited for careless discharge of a firearm. Those bullets have to come down somewhere. Hopefully nobody was injured or property damaged.
thcooper69 February 13, 2013 at 07:52 AM
sounds like balonee to me ! hes on tha phone with his friend yet hes turning back door knob before verifying his friends coming to door ,now hes tellin police he went to wrong house ! jus to get out of trouble .. i know thats the 1st thing i always do ! i go to YOUR back door ,instead of using front door then i start banging and TURNING DOOR KNOB . she did the right thing ,shoot 1st ask questions later a home invasion takes seconds and most start with jus a turn and a stomp of a door . and wala there in .
Tammy Osier February 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM
One more reason that emphasizing getting educated in firearms and the laws in Georgia is imperative!
Tammy Osier February 13, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Uh....Feb. 29th 2013? Is this a future event and the Patch psychics are telling us this hasn't happened yet, or has it? lolol
ED CARR February 13, 2013 at 12:02 PM
FEB 29, 2013 ? ? ? ? ? ?
S. Pine February 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Woman needs to take a gun safety class. She was in no imminent danger. Stay in your home, lock the doors, watch from a window.
Sharon Swanepoel February 13, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Oops, thanks guys - corrected 9 not 29. Being psychic would certainly be a benefit in this job. Apparently being able to type correctly would help too!
ED CARR February 13, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Yes, I often have trouble ruoumh........I see Feb 9 now.
ED CARR February 13, 2013 at 01:30 PM
I call 911 after I shoot.
Michelle Couch February 13, 2013 at 02:23 PM
Read the article carefully. The driver flagged the police down. The driver indicated that his friend said for him "to let himself in", at the rear of the house. What happened to the theory of shooting an intruder is acceptable, only if they are inside of your home? She phoned 911. Could she not have barricaded herself into a locked room first. Why did she feel the need to shoot when she clearly saw the car pulling out of her driveway to leave? I'm in agreement with David. I tend to feel that people are getting out of control with their guns; or maybe reckless. Perhaps not properly assessing the situation, or level of threat. If your home in the evenings, are your doors locked, dead-bolted, chain locked? If so - don't open them if you think an intruded is on the premise. Don't open the door to fire three shots into the wind.... As the Skid Row song goes - He fired three shots in the wind - that child blew a child away....
Michelle Couch February 13, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Exactly my thoughts S. Pine
Michelle Couch February 13, 2013 at 02:26 PM
I agree that home invasions happen very quickly. Read the article carefully. The driver indicates that his friend told him to come around to the rear door and let himself in. And the driver flagged the police down. These are all details that can be verified during the investigation.
Robert Bliss February 13, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Hopefully the police verified the phone call to accused perps friend and the story the friend gave matched the friends instructions.
Good Grief Y'all February 13, 2013 at 04:43 PM
So, though he must have been guilty he flagged down the cops. Uh huh. And she fired shots in the air as he was leaving the driveway. Uh huh. Beware all girl scout cookie sellers, school-fund-raiser magazine sellers and evangelists. No more going door-to-door! Beware people, letting your children play in your yards. Beware postal workers and delivery guys. Don't depend on there being reasonable, sane people in those houses you're supposed to go to for your jobs. The occupant just may not trust your uniform or company vehicle. Beware law enforcement - you're out-gunned.
Amy February 14, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Woohoo...where are the high 5's, brave woman, or attagirl comments? Comedians live for stories like these from hick towns in the South. Pathetic!

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