2 Armed Thugs Invade Elderly Man’s Home, Realize Their Big Mistake Too Late
Recently, two armed robbers tried to get inside the home of John Croft, a 79-year old Alabama resident. However, they weren’t aware of the huge mistake they made – once Mr. Croft woke up, he taught them a life-changing lesson they’ll never forget!
John Croft lives in Center Point, Alabama in an old house. Last Wednesday, he woke up around 1 AM after hearing strange noises from downstairs. He concluded that someone is trying to enter his home, but instead of panicking, he reached for his gun and prepared a shocking surprise for the thugs. According to a deputy from Jefferson County, two men entered Mr. Croft’s home while a third one waited in a car. Croft himself told the incredible story in front of cameras. “When I heard the noise, that’s when they opened the window from the basement coming to the level where the bedrooms are,” he recalled. “I have three bedrooms. I think they checked the other two bedrooms out and then he came over there and said, ‘Don’t move!’ He heard the bed squeak. I was getting my gun. He said, ‘Don’t move’ and he used the ‘N’ word, and I shot. I hate that boy dead, but I don’t hate I shot him,” he added.
Croft shot one of the thugs while the other ran. While he was chasing the second robber in his yard, he was shot in the ankle before the robber jumped in the car and fled. At the moment, police are still searching for the two suspects.
The Jefferson County Sheriff Department hasn’t released the names of the caught attacker or the identities of the two fugitives yet. In a recent interview with WBRC, Croft said: “I just hate to meet his mother because it was a teen. And there’s nothing as precious to a mom as a son. And you know what’s been happening to black boys today. For another black man to shoot one don’t look good, but like I say, I had no choice.”
Chief Deputy Randy Christian from Jefferson County said that Mr. Croft won’t be charged. “It’s sad anytime there is a loss of life and there is a family that will be grieving. This homeowner had every right to protect himself, and that’s exactly what he did. These criminals are responsible for this death,” said Christian. “They weren’t invited guests. The homeowner is the victim. When we find the other suspects, we will look to charge them with murder. They are responsible for what happened,” Christian commented.
The thugs thought that they would victimize an older helpless man, but they got what they deserved. Croft has had enough – his house was robbed a few times before, and he was adamant not to let it happen again. He had every right to protect himself, just like any other American citizen who understands the important of exercising his 2nd Amendment Rights.