Daniel Shelton’s Martinsville, Virginia, neighbors regard him as a hero after he confronted a man who broke into his home by shining a flashlight at him and holding a cocked .45 Government Model to his head. “Get on your knees or I’ll blow your head off,” he said. Shelton then contacted police who took the man into custody. Police applauded the homeowner for his restraint in not shooting the intruder. Shelton admitted though he was angry and fearful at the time, he too was glad no shots were required. Many of Shelton’s neighbors, who reported being burglarized on numerous occasions, doubted they would have been so understanding.
The Bulletin, Martinsville, VA