A Pasadena, Texas, man sent one armed home invader to the hospital and the other one running scared, claiming he’s “too damn old to be playing.”
Roberto, who wishes to keep his last name anonymous, was in house when the intruders burst through his front door around 3 a.m., one of them wielding a shotgun. After being robbed several years back, Roberto always keeps his sidearm handy, and he put the weapon to good use during the early-morning encounter.
The Texas homeowner said he has no regrets about shooting the armed suspect five times in the face, stomach and back. In fact, Roberto says the crook is lucky he didn’t get a coup de grace.
“He’s lucky I didn’t shoot him again,” said Roberto. “When he was on the ground I was going to put a hole in his head, but God as my witness I can’t do that.”
Roberto has recently used two day laborers to help install new hardwood floor, and believes the man and woman set him up.
“The guy that was working for me, him and his old lady were walking out, and as they opened the door, he ran in and put a shotgun in my face,” said Roberto.
When recounting the shooting to local reporters, Roberto said, “I don’t play. I’m too damn old to look behind my back. I’m too old for that.”
The suspect who was shot was remanded into police custody and the female is still at large.