So, it’s late at night. You’re in bed. You hear a strange noise downstairs. You go down to investigate and you find a burglar rifling through your refrigerator. Of all the items that are in there — last night’s leftover meatloaf, the clingstone peaches, the shredded cheddar cheese — he wants your beer.
Does this provide you any extra incentive to shoot the thief?
Obviously, I’m being a bit facetious, but here’s a rather wacky story courtesy of KHOU:
A Galveston homeowner fired a shot from a 9 mm pistol in response to a home invasion just past midnight Monday, police reported.
The homeowner told police that a burglar entered his home on the 2200 block of 71st Street and appeared to be stealing beer out of the fridge, so the homeowner grabbed his pistol and yelled “don’t move,” according to police officials.
The homeowner told police he saw the intruder grab for something, so he fired a shot. The intruder dropped an orange plastic bucket he brought to the house and fled.
Officers found no sign that the suspect had been hit and believe the shot missed the intruder.
What’s also interesting is that beer burglary is not all that uncommon in the Lone Star State, apparently. While researching this story I came across this video highlighting a beer burglar in Friendswood, Texas: