Burglar shot by elderly homeowner
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida homeowner, who chose to remain anonymous, speaks out after he shot a would-be burglar who broke into his home, Wednesday.
The homeowner sat in a police car shaken up after he shot a would-be burglar in his neighbors driveway in Oakland Park. "I thought he was coming back to get me," said the homeowner.
The homeowner said the burglar, who has been identified as Kevin Madigan, 45, broke the front window of his home and came face-to-face with him.
Reporter: "He took your TV?"
Reporter: "So he did that right in front of you?"
Homeowner: "No, I was getting my gun."
While the homeowner retrieved his gun, Madigan climbed out of the window and confronted a neighbor in her driveway who was on the phone with police. "The suspect then gets into a fight with the woman, the Good Samaritan neighbor called 911 after she heard the glass break," said Broward Sheriff's Office Mike Jachles.
The homeowner came out of his house and shot Madigan several times. Madigan then drove off but crashed his vehicle nearby.
"Good for him. Wonderful. I wish more people would do that. It's ridiculous for people to break into homes and think they can get away with it," said a neighbor.
"I knew I was within my right," the homeowner said. "He was in my house, invading my house and I had no idea what his intentions where besides taking the TV."
Madigan was arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, grand theft strong armed robbery. His injuries are not life threatening.
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