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Fox40.com reported that a Stockton, California, man, fearing for his family's lives, shot a burglar in the face on June 3. Twenty-three-year-old Yobenrico Well, the burglar, was arrested by police shortly after the shooting. According to the news, the homeowner heard some noise outside his window and grabbed his pistol. He witnessed Well about to enter the window of his two-year-old daughter's bedroom, and he ran into the room and waited near the window for the intruder to make his way in. As soon as Well entered the room, the homeowner fired, hitting Well in the face. Police said that Well admitted trying to break into the house at the time he was shot in the face, and also admitted that he had successfully broken into the same house a few hours earlier. While the residents were gone previously, Well had broken in through the same window and thoroughly enjoyed himself. He ate their food, drank their liquor, played video games, and even changed "their computer's screen saver to a picture of a bunch of cheerleaders." When Hernandez and his family got home around 10 p.m., the man was gone. Fearing he would come back, Hernandez says he borrowed a gun from a friend, the same one he used when Well came back around 3 am. the next morning.

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Title Annotation:EXERCISING THE RIGHT; burglar shot in the face by homeowner
Author:Krey, Patrick
Publication:The New American
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U9CA
Date:Jul 23, 2012
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