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Sunday, December 27, 2009
Wauconda Illinois homeowner shoots two home invaders
Saturday night just before 6:00 p.m., two masked men pushed their way into a Wauconda home and refused to leave after repeated demands by the two homeowners. After engaging in physical altercations, one of the homeowners shot both of the home invaders.
I lived in Wauconda for 22-years. Unless things have changed there in the many years since I moved out, my guess is that a goon breaking into any house in Wauconda has around a 50-50 chance to wind up facing an armed homeowner. Home invasion is probably not a very good vocation to practice in that town.
Even if this proves to be a righteous shooting, even if that homeowner is a Saint with an unblemished record, if that homeowner does not possess the requisite Illinois firearm owner identification card (FOID) there may be substantial legal issues to face.
UPDATE: CLICK HERE for Daily Herald article. Both invaders were shot with a small caliber handgun. One invader was 49 years old; the other was 15 years old. Both apparently believed another family member was forcibly being held in the house. The only people in the house at the time of the invasion were the homeowners. The 15 year old was treated for his wounds and released from the hospital; the 49 year old is still hospitalized. Both will be charged. Charges against the homeowner are not expected, but have not been ruled out.
EDIT 12/1/2016: LINKS TO MOST NEWS SOURCES REGARDING THIS INCIDENT HAVE LONG BEEN DEAD AND HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS BLOG ENTRY. CLICK HERE FOR CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARCHIVE STORY.