Nebraska Man Armed with AR-15-style Rifle Stops Home Invasion without Firing a Shot

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posted on October 8, 2019
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A 24-year-old Omaha man armed with an AR-15 style rifle caused two intruders who kicked in the front door of his apartment to flee just before 10 p.m. on Aug. 12 in a videotaped incident caught on the man’s indoor security camera.

The Nebraska homeowner was hosting friends in his apartment when he heard increasingly louder knocks on his front door. Sensing something amiss, he went to the door and looked through the peephole. He saw two men standing outside. One man wore a mask while the other had a hoodie on to partially obscure his face, according to an Omaha Police report.

At this point, the resident locked the door and went to retrieve his Ruger AR-556 semi-automatic rifle. Returning to the entrance of his apartment shortly after one of the two men kicked open the door, the resident immediately pointed his rifle towards the two men—at which point they immediately fled the premises.

The Omaha Police were called and their report confirmed the apartment’s door “had damage consistent with being kicked in.” The resident also stated the incident was recorded on his Night Owl security camera.

“This investigation is still ongoing and there have been no arrests at this time,” Officer Michael Pecha told America’s 1st Freedom.

Without firing a shot, the armed citizen effectively protected himself, his friends and his property by being armed and prepared.

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