Texas Man Blows Away Would-Be Car Burglar

Photo via Shutterstock

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Robert Donachie Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter
Font Size:

A homeowner in a suburb outside of Dallas, Texas, shot and killed a man who was allegedly attempting to break into a car.

Authorities arrived on the scene at around 3 a.m. in a neighborhood in Arlington, Texas. The homeowner chose to remain anonymous but told the police he had shot the suspect after witnessing the man attempting to steal the vehicle, Dallas News reports.

The vehicle in question reportedly left the scene after the would-be car burglar was shot. Authorities believe it was driven away by someone who knew the suspect.

The suspect died shortly after the shooting in a nearby hospital.

While the details of this case are still being worked out, it would not be the first time an armed, law abiding citizen stopped a crime from happening. In fact, there have been dozens of instances in just the last few years.

An Uber driver in Chicago took down a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people in 2015, according to the Chicago Tribune. A man with a conceal-carry license shot and killed a gunman who opened fire in a barbershop in Philadelphia after an argument with the barber in 2015, NBC Philadelphia reports. A psychiatrist in Philadelphia in 2014 took down his former patient after the patient shot him and killed his colleague, according to Fox News.

Follow Robert on Twitter

Send tips to

All content created by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an independent and nonpartisan newswire service, is available without charge to any legitimate news publisher that can provide a large audience. All republished articles must include our logo, our reporter’s byline and their DCNF affiliation. For any questions about our guidelines or partnering with us, please contact

Tags : dallas texas
Robert Donachie