Partially Blind Man Defends Himself, Shoots Burglar in the Rear-End

Along with taking a bullet to the can, Jeffery Carl, 36 is now facing charges for burglary. (Photo: WCSO)

A burglar found himself with a non-lethal shot to the tush earlier this month after attempting to rob a partially blind man. 

Ohio police received a call early on a Wednesday morning from a terrified homeowner who had just fired at an unknown burglar.

He didn’t know if he had hit the intruder, according to Lt. Brian Pacifico of the Franklin Police Department.

Obviously scared, the homeowner refused to get off the line saying, “Oh God. Oh, I’m a nervous wreck. I just happened to hear the door slide, and then I said, ‘Hey,’ and he turned toward me, he started walking toward me like, ‘I didn’t know you was in here.’ I didn’t know if… I thought he was going to kill me,” said the victim on the 911 call obtained by Fox19.

Arriving at about 3:25 a.m., police followed a blood trail to a nearby shed, where they found the burglar, 36-year-old Jeffrey Carl. A non-lethal bullet wound was located in Carl’s buttocks and he was taken to Atrium Medical Center. 

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After further investigation, the police discovered that the shed where they had found Carl was owned by his friend Joe Lewis. It has also been reported that Carl knew the victim personally, calling him an “uncle, pretty much.” 

A family member of the victim told Local12 that the victim is “partially blind”. He had been at the hospital the day before and had only gotten home the previous night.

Carl told police that he hadn’t known the victim would be there.

Fortunately for the homeowner, he had a handgun ready for self-defense and was not caught off-guard by Carl.

Carl has been charged with burglary and domestic violence for this and other previous offenses and after his treatment at the hospital was transferred to jail with a bail of $50,000.

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  • Spudnut December 26, 2022, 10:16 pm

    I’d imagine he’s never going to live it down in prison that he got shot and totally owned by a blind guy

  • dennis November 14, 2022, 9:13 am

    He was lucky he got in the butt instead of front, boy that would really smart!!!

  • Frank November 12, 2022, 6:47 am

    (partially blind homeowner)…

    “If you don’t get outta here, I’m gonna blow your ass away!”

  • LJ November 11, 2022, 8:58 am

    There’s a lot of potential comedic value to this story. Let’s just say Carl should be glad the home owner wasn’t using a .44 magnum loaded up with nice hot 240gr hollow points!

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