Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Like, for example, getting a group of your buddies together to burglarize a home with masks, gloves, a knife and brass knuckles. Yup, you play this stupid game and you may wind up dead.
It’s precisely what happened to three Oklahoma teens, ages 16, 17, and 18. The group got together with their masks, knife and brass knuckles, and attempted to rob the residence of man and his 23-year-old son in Broken Arrow this past Monday.
At around 12:30 p.m., the group shattered a glass door at the back of the house to gain entry. Maybe what they expected to find was a bunch of household items that they could easily snatch and grab and run off with.
What they found instead was the homeowner’s son and his AR-15. There was a short exchange of words followed by gunfire, according to Wagoner County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Mahoney.
All three teens were shot dead. Two died in the kitchen while a third fled to the driveway before he collapsed, “succumbing to his injuries,” said the sheriff’s office.
“Preliminary investigation looks like it’s self-defense. This may be a case of ‘stand-your-ground,’ however, it’s still too early to say for sure, and we’re still looking into all aspects of this,” Mahoney told CNN.
The suspects have not yet been named. However, the crew’s alleged getaway driver, 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez turned herself in.
Rodriguez was arrested on three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree burglary. No bond has been set.
Apparently, this incident comes in the wake of at least other burglaries in the neighborhood.
“We’ve noticed a lot more people driving slow through the neighborhood, more than one at a time,” said neighborhood resident Leon Simmons, whose house was broken into a few months back.
Hopefully, this incident puts the other criminals in the area on notice. Don’t break into people’s homes! If you play stupid games, you’re likely to win stupid prizes.
On a side note, for all those anti-gunners that say, “No one needs an AR-15,” well, tell that to this 23-year-old Oklahoma man who had to confront multiple armed intruders in his father’s residence.
Had he had not had that black rifle this story may have ended very differently. That’s right anti-gunners, whether you like it or not, modern sporting rifles do serve a purpose beyond 3 Gun competitions. For many, they are a must-have tool for home defense.