Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Intruder Calls Police on Homeowner

CNN reports.

A man who broke into a house in Portland, Oregon, called police -- afraid the homeowner may have a gun.

The suspect, Timothy James Chapek, was in the bathroom taking a shower when the homeowner returned to the house Monday night, Portland police said in a statement.

Accompanied by two German shepherds, the homeowner asked Chapek what he was doing in the house.
Chapek locked himself in the bathroom and made an emergency call, police said. He said he had broken into the house, the owner had come home, and that he was concerned the owner might have a gun.

The homeowner also called the police to report that he had found a man in the house.

Police with dogs took Chapek, 24, into custody "without incident," they said. He was booked for criminal trespass.

They did not say if the homeowner did in fact have a gun.
This proves one thing. When someone is climbing in your window at night, he may not intend you harm. He may be just looking for a shower or something to eat, or who know what else.

This silly story points out that killing people too quickly, as encouraged by the Castle Doctrine Mentality, is wrong.

Waht's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. This shows that Castle Doctrine works. The criminal was so terrified that the home owner may be armed, that he called the cops on himself. That's a good thing. Criminals should be afraid.

    Now if this had happened in the UK, the home owner would be arrested for causing the criminal mental distress.

  2. MikeB: “This silly story points out that killing people too quickly, as encouraged by the Castle Doctrine Mentality, is wrong.”

    So because Oregon has a castle doctrine… and no one was hurt because the intruder was not posing a threat so the homeowner did not use it as a “shoot first ask questions later license to kill”… this story proves that YOU are the one who is right? Am I understanding your contention here?

  3. I would be more worried about my naked jewels being chewed off by the dogs to worry about being shot.
    But then, I have never broken into anyone's home!

  4. Yes, TS, this story which has a happy ending proves that all those other stories that do not are terribly wrong. When people take a human life unnecessarily, that's wrong.