A man from Memphis ended up getting the short end of the stick after he shot a suspect who local law enforcement say broke into his truck this past weekend, paying a much heftier price for the break in than the alleged crook did. This is really unfortunate.
According to TheBlaze, local police revealed that Quendarius Turner was in his home located the Trials of Mt. Moriah Apartments when the sound of breaking glass coming from the parking lot caught his attention. Turner raced to the window and peered outside to see a man standing beside his truck with another male, who has been identified as Justice Allen, entering the truck through the broken window.
That’s when Turner grabbed his gun and took to the parking lot to confront the criminals, firing shots at his own truck. Allen attempted to get away, but local media reported that Turner caught up with him and brought him back to his apartment where he called police.
“Turner said he realized he shot Allen when they got to his apartment, WREG said, adding that police said Turner indicated he never saw a weapon on Allen or the other man. Allen admitted to officers that he and others went to the apartment complex to break into cars in order to get money, WREG reported,” TheBlaze continued.
Allen, 18, has been charged with burglary of a vehicle, but had his $10,000 bail posted the very same day the incident occurred.
And here’s where the story takes a decidedly negative turn for who we all probably thought would be the hero in this situation. Turner, the man who was being victimized by the burglars, was charged with aggravated assault and was held on $75,000 bond. Turner, who is just 23, posted a $25,000 bond on Tuesday.
Both individuals are set to appear in court on Wednesday.
Turner’s neighbors came out and stated they understood the reasoning behind his actions that day.
“If it came down to it, you really don’t know,” Lyric Bugg, who lives close by, went on tell the station. “Go out there, and you see somebody breaking into your car, and you try to stop them — they can do it to you first. It’s kind of an iffy situation. You really wouldn’t know what to do in that moment sometimes.”
The zip code where the apartment complex is located has seen more than 600 vehicles stolen and 360 cars broken into just this year.
Yeah, I guess I can understand why Turner took the course of action he did. Yikes.
You know, the real solution to this problem would be to get to the root of it all and discourage folks from thinking breaking into cars is a good way to earn a living. That all starts by rejecting soft on crime policies being pushed by Democratic Party district attorneys and making examples out of the idiots who victimize people. I mean, this used to be common sense, but as it turns out, common sense isn’t that common these days, which is a pity.
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