He wasn’t your typical intruder. Richard Dean Defeudis, 32, broke into a home in Portland, Oregon, around 3:30 a.m. and gathered together the items he planned to steal. But he didn’t stop there. He then went into a bedroom where a husband and wife were sleeping, stripped and crawled into the couple’s bed and kissed the man.
The husband woke up to find Defeudis sitting on him and holding a knife. He pushed the intruder off him and grabbed a handgun and warned him to stop. Deufeudis then pulled on his pants and fled the house. The victim fired at him as he was fleeing. Defeudis eventually broke into another house, where police took him into custody.
Defeudis was taken to a hospital for treatment possibly related to drug use, police said. He was accused of first- and second-degree burglary, first-degree sex abuse and unlawful use of a weapon.
Gun-Rights Group Sues L.A. Over New Gun Laws
The California Rifle and Pistol Association, along with 30 elected California sheriffs, have filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles seeking to invalidate the ban on ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds. Under the ordinance, the mere possession of any “large capacity” magazine within Los Angeles after November 19, 2015, would be deemed a misdemeanor offense. This law doesn’t apply just to Los Angeles city residents, but also to gun owners traveling through any part of the city.
The lawsuit challenges the ordinance on legal pre-emption grounds, because California state law specifically allows for the possession of such magazines. “There are literally tens of thousands of these magazines in existence throughout California that can be legally owned —and current state law allows them to be possessed,” said Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, who is a plaintiff in the case. “This ban ... erodes the rights of law-abiding citizens.”