Police responded to an alleged home intrusion in Biloxi, Mississippi, to discover a forced entry suspect deceased in the yard following a confrontation with the homeowner.
The Biloxi Police Department reported the incident occurred “in the 2400 block of Old Bay Road” and the suspect “was breaking into the residence when confronted by the homeowner.”
WLOX reports the deceased suspect was 15 years old.
Stats show that burglars are understandably nervous when committing their first crime, and if disturbed or caught in the act are most likely just to run away. As they continue to commit their crimes, their boldness grows and grows, and eventually they come to regard other people’s property as their own — and are likely to turn violent if apprehended or challenged by the homeowner.
So if a 15-year-old gets confrontational when challenged on his thievery, you can probably make a safe bet that it’s not his first such crime. In which case, of course, it’s a job well done when he’s ushered off to the cemetery.