Homeowner sends would-be burglar to hospital

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A would-be burglar was sent to the hospital early Saturday morning after the homeowner found him inside his home.

Officers say around 3:30 a.m. at 2962 B Red Cloud Lane the homeowner beat a 19-year-old man with his fists after finding him inside his home.

Charges are pending against the teen and include attempted burglary and minor in possession of alcohol. It does not appear the homeowner will face any charges because of Colorado's 'Make My Day Law."


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  • by mr Location: grand junction on Oct 27, 2009 at 01:23 PM
    I bet that he is glad he ended up there and not in a house with a gun. I know that he would have left my house in a bag or maybe bags. After 45 years I have never wandered into a house that wasn't mine or someone that I knew and where I had permission to be. Time for people in this town to take it back from the riffraff that has become such a problem here. No handouts and just a 1 way ticket to somewhere else.
  • by David Location: Grand Junction on Oct 26, 2009 at 02:19 PM
    I had a drunk come into my house last year he used my bathroom,ate my food,terrorized my 6 yr old son, he was just trying to find a place to sleep too. he was given 4 years probation did he learn--no--last month he was drunk at the mcd on north av, he got a ticket. I was told this happens several times a week where some drunk wanders into someone else home. I don't feel one bit for these future DUI MURDER SUSPECTS or Homeless Urban Outdoors men.
  • by DJS Location: GJ on Oct 25, 2009 at 10:57 AM
    At any time of day let alone at 3:30 in the morning, he's lucky a beating is all he got.
  • by chuckm Location: grand junction on Oct 25, 2009 at 06:45 AM
    HAHAHAHAHA. Let that be a lesson. I would buy the homeowner a beer to see that. You have to love the make my day law!
  • by Tina Location: grand junction on Oct 24, 2009 at 10:35 PM
    lol... this was my house! the guy wasnt trying to take anything , he was just really drunk and wanted to sleep on our couch! cant believe this made it into the news... ok so yeah i do! we live in grand junction!
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