Homeowner Returns Burglar’s Fire, Ends His Criminal Career

   10.24.14

Homeowner Returns Burglar’s Fire, Ends His Criminal Career

Sarasota, FL – When Chris Bane heard breaking glass at 5:40 AM, he got his recently-acquired gun and went to face the threat. His home had been broken into three times recently, and he needed to protect his home, himself, and above all, his 11-year-old son.

Bane reportedly confronted a young man who had broken into his home. The intruder, Calvin Yoder, then fired at Bane. Bane returned fire, hitting and killing the burglar.

While it appears that this was a perfectly reasonable thing to do, Mr. Bane was distraught about the crime, and posted a lament on Facebook saying as much. Apparently he knew Yoder, who had made a career of crime and by age 22 had been arrested numerous times for battery and burglary and had reportedly served time in prison.

Neighbors stated hopes that a recent crime wave in their normally-tranquil neighborhood will end now that one of the apparent perpetrators had faced the ultimate penalty for his crimes.

I hope so, too.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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