I’ve always been of the opinion that defending oneself against an intruder is a fundamental right we all have as Americans. When most people think of “standing their ground” or “defending their castle,” they imagine themselves doing it with a gun. One young man in Missouri was forced to protect himself and his family’s home, but chose to do so in a much more badass fashion.
Devyn Breeden, a high school junior in Columbia, was getting ready for school one morning when he heard something suspicious coming from downstairs. Thinking quickly, he prepared to defend himself and confront the intruder.
From KOMU 8:
“I grabbed the war hammer we have because my dad likes me to defend myself,” Breeden said.
After going downstairs to check out the situation, Breeden encountered a man wearing a black mask and wielding a knife. Shit got real.
When the intruder saw Breeden and his medieval ax-like weapon, he hightailed it back out the door. Breeden was “getting ready to chase him,” but the crook made it out before he was able to.
Obviously, this kid is a hero. There’s no debating that. But let’s talk about his dad for a minute. We can safely assume that he’s pulled his son aside for a heart-to-heart and told him, “Now, if someone ever breaks in, I want you to grab the war hammer and go ape shit on their ass.”
Upon hearing about what happened, Breeden’s dad came home from work. Happy that his son was okay and didn’t have to use the battle ax, he declared that his son was taking the day off from school. Given everything he did, I’d say he definitely deserved it..
[via KOMU 8]
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