Bruce Jolly, 48, of Overbrook, KS is in the hospital recovering from a near-terminal case of stupidity after his attempt at a late-night in-home shopping-spree went badly awry.
Mr. Jolly, perhaps driven by an addiction or desperation, decided that the best cure for his immediate difficulties was to force entry into his neighbor’s house to accomplish an as-yet-unknown objective.
What we do know is that Mr. Jolly was greeted by the homeowner, a Good Gal With A Gun, and promptly shot for his assault on her home. He then fled the scene and called 9-1-1about five minutes after the resident did.
Upon his discharge from the hospital, Mr. Jolly will receive door-to-door service, courtesy of local law enforcement, directly to the county jail, where charges await him.
While we hope that this will serve as the wake-up call for the assailant to get whatever help he needs, we are even happier that the homeowner was only shaken up, not harmed.
There aren’t too many lessons to be taken from this that can’t be found in any of the other entries in this blog.
We can only reiterate the fact that, when you have no time, standing around doing nothing is not an option. Our unnamed victim is a real hero, having stopped the bad guy from breaking into her home, but also other homes.
Our heroine did exactly as she was supposed to. She used her gun like a fire extinguisher to get an immediate handle on the problem and then summoned the authorities as soon as she was able to safely do so.