JayG has already added this to his “Dead Goblin Count”, but I’m still going to post it because it’s such a good story. Good in the sense that the bad guy is dead and the good guy isn’t injured. That the good guy is a 92 year old World War II veteran just makes it better.
VERONA — Earl Jones had just turned off his new TV shortly after 2 a.m. Monday when he heard a bang in the basement.
The 92-year-old Boone County farmer walked eight paces to get his loaded .22 caliber rifle from behind the bedroom door. He unwrapped a beige cloth and returned to the living room, sitting in a chair with clear view – and shot – of the basement door, waiting with the gun across his lap.
Some 15 minutes later, when he heard footsteps moving closer up the stairs, he raised the rifle to his eye. The intruder kicked open the door. Jones fixed his aim on the center of the man’s chest and fired a single shot. The Boone County Sheriff later announced the death of the intruder, Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell, 24, of Richmond, Ky.
There’s no indication of when Mr. Jones called 9-1-1, but does it matter? It sounds like he lives in a pretty rural place and given the previous break ins, it’s pretty obvious that there is no deterrent effect either.
He is not happy that police took the rifle used in the shooting.
“How am I going to protect myself if they come back looking for revenge?” he said.
Maybe his neighbors can hold a fund raiser for a new rifle for him. And no, I’m not kidding.
The only investigation the police should be conducting is what to charge the late, unlamented, Goblin’s accomplices with.