Resident scares off burglar with gunshot

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burglarSAN DIEGO — A Paradise Hills man fired his handgun into the air while chasing away a home burglar early Thursday but no one was hurt, police said.

The burglary in the 6300 block of Elsberry Street was reported shortly before 3 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali.

The burglar entered the home through a sliding glass door located on a second-floor balcony, he said.

A man who lives in the home with his wife woke up to the sounds of the break-in and chased the burglar outside, firing off one round from a handgun into the air, Cali said. No loss was reported.

Police searched the area but were unable to find the burglar.


  • David

    They probably arrested to homeowner for firing a warning shot. Gun will be confiscated and he'll have to go to court to get it back costing him several hundred dollars if not more. Insane!

  • dailydebacle

    Firing a shot in the air is ludicrous. The bullet is gonna come down somewhere and it's possible someone could get hurt or property damaged. If a shot is justified, then shoot at the perp.

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