Watauga homeowner stabbed, shot with own gun during robbery

Watauga homeowner stabbed, shot with own gun during robbery

A Watauga homeowner was stabbed several times and shot once with his own gun during a robbery early this morning, police said.

The incident occurred in the 6000 block of Sundown Drive in Watauga about 10 miles northeast of Fort Worth.

According to Watauga police, a man heard someone trying to break into a trailer parked in his driveway around 3:30 a.m.

Armed with a shotgun, the man confronted the intruder who stabbed him several times. The gun went off during the scuffle, and the homeowner was shot in the arm.

A neighbor who came to the help the homeowner was also stabbed multiple times, police said.

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Watauga homeowner stabbed, shot with own gun during robbery

It is often said, “Never take a knife to a gunfight”, so pay attention to this and try to figure out HOW in the hell a home owner that was armed with a shotgun got shot with his own gun and the neighbor got stabbed…

Home owner had a shotgun… Bad guy had a knife… Homeowner gets stabbed AND shot… Looks like someone brought a knife to a gunfight, and WON… Wow… Just unbelievable…

That was MY comment on the DMN page where this came from, and I am seriously wondering HOW in the hell did the guy overpower 2 people, take the shotgun away, shot the homeowner and stab BOTH the owner and neighbor.

I am only guessing here, speculation on MY part, let’s make that clear so some of the IDIOTS that read here don’t misunderstand my position on guns, but possibly this is a case of a home owner involving himself into a situation that he was NOT fully prepared for, perhaps NOT a trained individual, trained in police tactics, the use OF the shotgun, the idea of hunting down and shooting another human being, whatever the case may be, I wasn’t there, I can only guess, but something went VERY wrong when some scumbag armed with a knife got BOTH of these people and was able to shoot one too.

There are, regretfully, a lot of folks that DO own guns, LEGALLY, but that’s all they do is own them. They don’t have the training nor the WILL to actually use them against an intruder. I have heard a lot of people say, “Oh hell yeah, I’ll blow em to hell if they mess with ME!” but when they have to actually *draw down* on a real live human being, their knees turn to water and they crap their bloomers.

Troops have it happen in combat, cops have it happen, at the WORST possible moment, it only stands to reason that it could well be the situation in the Watauga shooting too.

If you own a gun and you aren’t a trained professional, get some training, get a lot of training, become highly proficient with your weapon of choice, and then, make your mind up that if placed in a position of having no other choice, make a positive choice that says YES, I CAN pull the trigger on another human being, and YOU are the only one that can make that decision!!

And YOU are the only one that will know the REAL truth regarding that decision! But if you realize that you can’t do it, if YOU determine that you are incapable of taking another humans life, get some mace, get a stun gun, get a baseball bat, get a big damned dog, but don’t get yourself hurt or KILLED over some *macho* idea that it’s *cool* to shoot another person. It’s not…

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13 Responses to Watauga homeowner stabbed, shot with own gun during robbery

  1. Robert says:

    Ok first off..LMAO..
    Secondly Damn… After all the “This is Texas and we do it different” type answers I have heard from you over the years Fred I needed this…
    In Texas our criminals bring a knife to a gun fight and WIN… Awe man… LMAO

    Ok seriously:
    I couldn’t agree more with your assertions. Training is important, the willingness to use it on another human being is not easily taught.
    I have never killed a person Fred, Not for a lack of wanting too on several occasions… BUT I have no doubt when it comes to me or my family I wouldn’t hesitate to pull the trigger. I wonder about the scenario, something is missing from the story and only the criminal and the victim know what happened.

    In Texas Knives are easy to get too I hear….. LMAO….

  2. TexasFred says:

    I have a gun, a SHOTGUN, YOU have a knife… I get took, and stabbed and SHOT with MY f**king gun, and my neighbor gets stabbed too… THAT is f**ked up man..

    How BAD was that guy?? Or, maybe I should ask, what the hell kind of *window lickers* were the 2 that tried to stop him?? :?

    Window Lickers = Short Bus Riders for those that don’t remember Kender and me doing the short bus routine on the TexasFred Show… :P

  3. Robert says:

    You asked “How bad was that guy” I would venture to say, I don’t give a damn if it were ZORRO or Bruce Lee… It isn’t TV or Movies it’s Shotgun vs Knife and one vs Two…Pull trigger, call cops, Cops call Detectives, Detectives call Coroner…No more instructions necessary.

    I know a LOT of martial arts experts and I fancy myself as one who has a little experience in the hand to hand exchanges, and I have never seen anyone fast enough to duck a bullet… It is not the matrix for GOD sakes.. The shotgun owner obviously froze and left his life in the hands of the criminal. BAD decision.

  4. Tish says:

    Good Post Fred!

    I don’t own a weapon (looking into it), but I heed your advice.

  5. BobF says:

    Sounds like the homeowner watched too much TV and got too close to the criminal, which allowed him to get the drop on him. Also, it looks like maybe the homeowner wasn’t prepared to pull the trigger and was hoping to just “scare” the bad guy.

  6. Robert says:

    @BobF; Yep my thoughts exactly. The news story says “He confronted the intruder” Did the Shot gun owner realize he was standing in TEXAS? (Castle Doctrine Applies to Vehicles too I thought.)
    IF he did realize he was standing in TEXAS, it should have stated.. MAN SHOT CRIMINAL FILM AT 11

  7. TexasFred says:

    Some folks just don’t have the *whereto* to pull the trigger, and last time I checked, if the SOB just had a knife, I STILL know how to use a long gun as something OTHER than a firearm, makes a dandy club in really close quarters, and a *butt stroke* to the nuts, gut, jaw or something in that neighborhood trumps a knife every time…

    Something is SERIOUSLY messed up with this whole story…

  8. Patrick Sperry says:

    Gawd ALMIGHTY! There has to be more to this story…

    Tish, click on my name to go to my blog, top right is a link to Front Sight Training. I can’t think of a better place to start.

  9. TexasFred says:

    Patrick?? Do you remember a while back when we were having that gun discussion that elicited a comment from you that went something like, “Well Fred, they may not be trained gunfighters like we are”??

    I am almost certain that this was the fact that came into play here…

    And as a sad side note, the guy that got shot has lost his arm from the blast…

  10. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    If anyone EVER saw the Calibre Press video “Surviving Edged Weapons” you’d shoot the fucker if they even THOUGHT about pulling a knife you saw. ALSO: you must HIGHLY BEWARE of those persons who come from what I call “knife cultures” such as Nepal, kukris in India, Filipinos, etc. Knives on the street frightened me more than handguns.


  11. TexasFred says:

    BZ, exactly right… I have a scar on my right shoulder, in the back, between the shoulder and joint and blade, about a 4 inch long scar, it WAS about 4 inches deep at the time it was inflicted…

    It’s what happens when a youngster and crew go rushing in and the dipshit behind the door has a knife… He’s gonna stab one of you before you end his miserable existence…

    Took over 100 stitches to close that one, but I learned one of those valuable *life lessons*, and I always remembered to check BEHIND the door, even if it did get kicked in… :?

  12. Patrick Sperry says:

    Yes Fred, I remember all to well what, and why I said that. Without going into detail; you have to be capable of putting your mind into combat mode instantly. Along the lines of a mother protecting her child.

    That said, I have to believe that somehow these two people were taken by surprise. Like the guy that was behind the door that was smashed in. Surprise is an excellent combat methodology, and essentially walking into any ambush is no cake walk. Even, or especially when it happens in your own home.

  13. TexasFred says:

    But Patrick, the guy that stabbed me has NEVER, EVER stabbed anyone again, and NEVER will, not in this world anyway..

    I’m funny about shit like that, and I’m too damned big, and was WAY too strong for some shit like that to get to me…

    A quick double tap from a really nice Mark IV Series 70 did a wonderful job of making MY point in THAT argument… :P

    I have ALWAYS loved those big damned .45′s for some reason…