Homeowners Open Fire With AK-47 On Thieves
Friday, February 27, 2009 – updated: 2:20 pm EST February 27, 2009
ATLANTA -- A well-armed couple opened fire with an assault rifle and pistol early Friday morning on some car thieves in southwest Atlanta.
The couple at a home in the 1900 block of Childress Drive told police that after somebody tried to steal their car last week, they rigged up a homemade alarm in their carport using string and cans.
Couple Opens Fire On Car Thieves
Police told Channel 2 Action News reporter Ryan Young that about 2 a.m. Friday the cans started making noise, indicating intruders were in their carport. The couple swung into action.
The husband picked up a pistol and ran outside to confront the thieves. The wife grabbed an AK-47 assault rife and joined her husband outside.
They found several men driving off in their car.
Homeowner Opens Fire
They told police when the car thieves tried to shoot at them, they opened fire with his pistol and her AK-47.
The thieves took off, leaving the couple's car behind.
When police arrived they found shell casings littering the driveway and front yard, and the couple's car riddled with bullet holes.
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There was no blood at the scene so police don't think any of the thieves were hit.
There's no word on if the homeowners will face any charges.
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