Sunday, December 6, 2009
These situations will become more and more common, so its better to learn from previous incidents.
Overall, this is a good worst case scenario: A single attacker, obviously not being cautious about being detected. As terrible as killing a man is, this is the less complicated type of home invasion form a defensive perspective.
Last week a 70 year old man had a much worse situation here in Buenos Aires, 3 intruders went inside with his son kept at gun point.
They asked for the money he cooperated, they went to the closet and when he pretended to reach out for money, as he said " here, take the money and leave" he brought out a 9mm and started shooting. Killed 2 attackers and the 3rd one escaped wounded. The bad guys had kidnapped a 14 year odl boy before, typical of the crime spree we see here often where several crimes and robbeires are commited one after another.
3 vs 1 is tought. Specially with a hostage, I dont think I would have done it unless I see a clear opportunity for some reason. Maybe this man did.
LOTS of luck for such an outcome folks. But it does happen and every bit of training and awareness you have to avoid these situations entirely helps.