If you live in rural Idaho and police are miles away, you need to be prepared to protect life and property. And one homeowner was at the ready when trouble came calling.
Police say that around 4:30 a.m. last Friday, a man tried to force his way into a Bannock County residence, leaving the homeowner no choice but to open fire. The intruder, later identified as Joseph Lloyd, died at the scene before officers arrived.
Ashley Bastain told KPVI-TV that she’s appreciative that her neighbor defended his family and their rustic community. “It’s Idaho, it’s in the country, everyone’s going to protect their own, and so pretty much everyone's packing around here. So you've got to be careful.”