Granted, this happened in the bankrupt City of Detroit, but it could and does happen anywhere and rural folk like myself know full well that — especially at night — when seconds count, the cops are an hour away:
A Detroit homeowner who noticed thugs messing with her property called the Detroit Police Department to report what was going on, but when the officers finally arrived nearly an hour later, it was too late.
You can read the rest of the story at the link. While I grant that stealing bricks and tires doesn’t exactly call for shooting anyone, she could have — just by going outside and showing her firearm — sent them scurrying away before they stole the wheels off her car. What they wanted the bricks for is anyone’s guess.
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