Burgler Sues Homeowner For Shooting Him

Yes, the way Bailey would have it, McLaughlin is the one who poses a threat to society, not himself. Incredibly, it seems some have bought into this absurd argument, with a Jay Superior Court sentencing McLaughlin to 60 days in jail for “criminal recklessness”, with four months of home detention to follow for him:

“The suit alleges Bailey was in an alley behind McLaughlin’s home when the homeowner ‘exited his residence and began firing his weapon into the air in response to a security alarm sound in his garage.’

As Bailey fled down an alley, McLaughlin ‘continued to the public-right-of-way (and off his property) and continued firing his weapon down the dark alley,’ the suit says.

Three shots were fired at Bailey, the suit contends. One narrowly missed the Albany man’s head. Another struck him in the back of the arm and pierced an artery, causing ‘serious and permanent damage.’

The lawsuit asks for ‘a monetary award in an amount sufficient to compensate (Bailey) for all damages.’

An attorney for McLaughlin has not yet entered an appearance in the case, and no related hearings have been scheduled.”

Source: The Star Press



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