Men Traumatized After Walking Into Strange Scene At Wrong House

Two South Carolina men pulled up behind a house they assumed was vacant at the time and let themselves in, but they didn’t come out the same way they went in. They fled the home traumatized and looking different after they entered into the last scene they ever expected to find.

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Two South Carolina men pulled up behind a house they assumed was vacant at the time and let themselves in, but they didn’t come out the same way they went in. They fled the home traumatized and looking different after they entered into the last scene they ever expected to find.

Ira Bennett, 29, and Lamar Anthwan Brown, 31, probably thought they ran their southern town of Summerville. They rolled into a typically quiet neighborhood, picked out a house that seemed like a good place hang out in for a while, and tried to take what wasn’t theirs. That quickly proved to be a bad decision when they discovered that someone else was inside who had other things going on that isn’t typical for his age.

According to the Post and Courier, the two thugs pulled up behind the small home in their silver Chevy sedan. They got out and were making entry from a back door when to their horror, a 13-year-old boy was standing there with his mom’s handgun. The child had been told what to do to defend himself, and without hesitation, he fired multiple shots into the intruders, three of which hit Brown’s body, sending him and his friend running for their lives. But the boy had more in store for them.

The would-be robbers took off, but the unnamed teen was right behind them on foot, firing several more rounds out of his mother’s Colt .45 that she kept in the house for protection. Bennett was the driver of the gangster mobile and b-lined for the nearest hospital where he dumped his friend, before blazing off and trying not to be caught in the crime, WACH reported.

Ira Bennett (left), Lamar Anthwan Brown (right)

Neighbors who were home at the time of the invasion, called police when they heard gunshots, only to be stunned more that it was a young kid who pulled the trigger. A couple who had been sitting on their porch when the crime took place, seemed to blame the boy for shooting so much in self-defense. But his mom is proud of him for being brave enough to follow through.

“I tell my kids that if anything ever happens to call 911, but I also tell them to protect themselves if they have to,” the mom told the Courier. “I never would have dreamed that this would have been a part of our day today.”

The getaway car littered with bullet holes was easy to track down after witnesses and hospital surveillance caught the description. Bennett was arrested for his part in the crime, but Brown didn’t fare so well. Not long after arrival, he died from the bullet wounds given to him by a courageous little kid.

Perhaps if more people arm themselves to defend their homes and family and aren’t afraid to use it when intruders come knocking, there will be less crime perpetrated on innocent people. It’s a game of Russian roulette to pick the house that isn’t armed, one which many criminals might want to think twice about playing. Bravo to this boy and his mom who taught him to defend himself. He’s braver than most adults three times his age and is alive today because of it.

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