(The source for this story is the Salt Lake Tribune. Yesterday and today.)
Simple. Cut and dried. Routine, really, in every respect but the end result. The ending, however, makes me wish that there were enough here to make a very much bigger deal out of.
Homeowner starts to turn into the driveway. Finds a burglary gettaway car beat him there. Looks at the back door of his house and sees a stranger weilding a pry bar. But our retruning householder also happens to be RKBA, so hallelujah. Nearly captures the burglar. Nearly captures the gettaway car. Protects himself throughout the home invasion by capping off a couple of rounds. In the nick of time the local suburban cops roll in and snag one perp and get going on locating the two who drove away. And, then, when the dust settles, the story today continues with the "good guy" picking up a charge over the whole deal.
Except for the Utah element, not so confusing when we get "The Rest of the Story".
Dude can't effectively arrest the accomplices, so they simply drive away, and he pops a cap off after them. And, lo and behold, in the distraction, baddy No. 1 starts to hoof it, so there goes cap No.2.
Interestingly, by then, all real danger had already ceased, and lead was now flying around the neighborhood. So guess who might well not be quite as quick to avail himself of "The Right of Self Protection" next time.
I mean, who knew that even in Utah, these things might be reasonably evaluated on a case by case basis?
I bet that this puppy don't make it on the covers of the next set of gun rights newsletters.