Katy Moeller reports at the IdahoStatesman.com:
A Garden City mother told police that she threatened a home intruder with a gun Friday morning -- and he fled her house, police said in a release.
Police identified a suspect a short time later, just as he was trying to enter another home nearby. He refused to obey officers' commands and had to be forcefully taken into custody, police said.
Sage Zumr, 18, was charged with unlawful entry, trespassing and obstructing/delaying police officers. The home invasion was reported at 9 a.m. in the 200 block of East 47th Street.
"The woman who reported the incident was protecting herself and her young son, police said," according to Moeller.
Well done, mom.
You are responsible for protecting yourself and your family. You were prepared, acted, and neutralized a potentially life-endangering threat to your son and to yourself.
Love of neighbor begins at home and sometimes requires the threat of force against violence to help aggressors, including 18-year-old home invaders, see the light.
For overcoming evil with good -- Merry Christmas!