Armed NC dad ‘turned the tables’ on home invader after hearing daughter scream

Jason Kane Tillman, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office — WBTV

In yet another case of a good guy with a gun being able to protect himself and his family from a criminal, a North Carolina dad “turned the tables” on a home invasion suspect after hearing his daughter scream.

The homeowner was lying in his bed when his daughter screamed. Rushing to her room, he “tackled” the man after finding him there, holding him at gunpoint for the police, WBTV reported.

The confrontation took place Thursday morning in Lincolnton, after the man’s wife and daughter returned from a dentist appointment, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Jason Kane Tillman, 43, was identified as the alleged home invader. He was arrested and charged with four counts of felony breaking and entering and one count each of attempted breaking and entering to a building, larceny from a building, and possession of stolen property, according to the CBS affiliate.

Turns out, deputies were already in the area investigating other break-ins when Tillman was caught in the act.

Just last week, a wife in Houston calmly retrieved a handgun and fought back as a man attempted to rob their ice cream shop, ABC 13 reported.

Seeing the man confront her husband, reaching over and trying to grab money out of the cash register, the woman, identified as Nadia Padilla, is seen on video going into a back room and coming out armed with a weapon.

She shot at the robber and surveillance video shows her husband, Jorge Padilla, take the gun from her and chase the suspect out of the store.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe this is the same man responsible for at least seven robberies in the area.

There was another recent incident where an armed citizen would save lives when a gunman opened fire during Sunday morning service at a White Settlement, Texas, church, killing two people.

The death toll would have been much higher, had it not been for the heroic actions of an armed member of the church’s security team, who shot and killed the suspect. The security guard was a volunteer.

The National Rifle Associated tweeted in response to the story that “critical changes” to laws in the state allowed for the intervention of a “good guy with a gun.”

“A gunman open-fired at a White Settlement, Texas church, and within 3 seconds, a good guy with a gun stopped him. This was possible due to critical changes to Texas law in 2017,” the Second Amendment advocacy group tweeted.

Tom Tillison


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