Shotgun and electric fence makes burglar realize he picked wrong house

Shotgun and electric fence makes burglar realize he picked wrong house

A man got more than he bargained for when he invaded the home of an Oklahoma woman who had a 12-ga. shotgun loaded with buckshot, and property surrounded by an electric fence. He got a healthy dose of each as he hightailed it out of there.

The home may have seemed like easy pickings for the would-be felon. It was out in the country and inhabited by a woman, Cathy Kouba, and her disabled daughter. What he didn’t realize was the elaborate precautions Kouba took to keep her and her daughter safe.

“I have a daughter that’s handicapped and she was asleep on the bottom floor,” Kouba told Oklahoma City’s KOCO. “And so for the fear of her being hurt, motherly instincts kick in and, you know, I worked hard for what I’ve got. And you’re not going to come and take it away from me.”

So she grabbed the shotgun and ran downstairs the moment the alarm went off and she realized someone was trying to break into her back door. This happened Thursday night.

“[I cocked the gun], saw that the door had broke down, then I saw him hitting over the fence and head to the creek,” Kouba said.

According to KOCO:

Kouba said she fired and thinks she hit him in his backside. Adding insult to injury, the intruder got tangled in her electric fence before escaping.

“[The police] didn’t get him but, you know, I’m sure he’s going to end up in the hospital somewhere,” she said. “I mean, he’s got buckshot in his butt, I’m sure he’s going to.”

Kouba told the station that the police collected footprints and blood evidence that the intruder left behind.

She added that the shotgun was the best Mothers Day present she’d ever received.

Michael Dorstewitz

Michael Dorstewitz

Michael Dorstewitz is a recovering Michigan trial lawyer and former research vessel deck officer. He has written extensively for BizPac Review.

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