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Santa Rosa Sheriff Bob Johnson encouraging homeowners to shoot intruders

Santa Rosa Sheriff Bob Johnson encouraging homeowners to shoot intruders
Bob Johnson, the sheriff of Santa Rosa, Florida, said that people in his county are "welcome to shoot" home invaders.
A Florida sheriff wants people to shoot intruders and "save taxpayers money."

People are talking about a Florida sheriff who told people to shoot intruders and save money for the government.

Police in Santa Rosa, California, said this after an unknown Sunshine Stater shot at a burglar who had at least 17 arrests on his record last week.

People should not be afraid to come forward because they had done nothing wrong.

People in Santa Rosa County can shoot people if they break into their house, Johnson said. "We prefer that you do, in fact."

This is how he said it: "I'd like to teach you how to shoot guns so that you can improve your aim."

he said, "You're not in trouble." "Come and see us." A gun safety class is held every other Saturday. If you do that, you'll be a lot better at shooting and maybe you'll save the government money.

Those who live in a home in Florida are protected by the so-called "stand your ground" law, which says that when someone breaks into your home, you don't have to leave. You can stay where you are and use or threaten to use weapons.

Johnson also talked about his office's gun safety class, which he said would help people "shoot a lot better," as well.
Johnson also talked about his office's gun safety class, which he said would help people "shoot a lot better," as well.

A 40-year law enforcement veteran called Brandon Harris a "frequent flyer" in the justice system at the press conference. He said the alleged intruder was first arrested at age 13 and spent six years in prison for a home invasion when he was 18.

"He just can't seem to see that crime doesn't pay," Johnson said, adding that he had felony warrants out for his arrest last week.

When 911 callers said they saw a man breaking into homes in Pace, more than a dozen deputies were called.

Harris kept "jumping fences and breaking into houses as he goes," Johnson said. They set up a perimeter and used police dogs to keep him away.

When Harris tried to break into their home, one angry person shot at him.

The crook was finally cornered in a closet in the bedroom of yet another house he was said to have broken into.

A man who was being chased by police ran out of the room and jumped through a window before being arrested in a backyard, Johnson said.

If he doesn't get out this time, "I hope he doesn't get out this time," Johnson said. He said that when he chased a woman into her home, he almost got her to lock the door.

"He doesn't care about anyone but himself, and I hope he stays in prison for the rest of his life."

Johnson told The Post that criminals were getting a break in states like New York, California, and Illinois, which aren't as strict on crime as they used to be.

Crime is going up in other parts of the country if you give criminals a lot of freedom with your people, he said. That's why so many people are leaving these places. To protect yourself or your things, you don't have the right.

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