Police: Burglar shot at Foster City home

Mar 25, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Contra Costa Times

A 24-year-old San Mateo man was shot early Sunday as he tried to burglarize a Foster City home, police said.

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Since: Mar 12

San Mateo, CA

#1 Mar 25, 2012
I live in Foster City and this break in is not an isolated incident, if I found someone in my home at 4 in the morning, sadly, I would do the same thing.
LiberalismRuinin gAmerica

Redwood City, CA

#2 Mar 25, 2012
My hats off this to guy who took this thug out, he did us all a favor - thugs like the guy he shot need to get shot in order to get it. I am certainly not advocation anyone shoots anyone, unless they as in this case in the middle of the night and crossing though the backyard. At this point, the thug subjected himself to getting shot. The guy from Brentwood is a hero, he perhaps saved lives and no doubt put out a criminal - I propose an honorary ceremony for this fine individual.
joe v

United States

#3 Mar 25, 2012
This guy is more than a hero he's a son and a husband. He did what needed to be done, protect his entire family.

United States

#4 Mar 25, 2012
I agree! He is a hero, anything to protect your loved ones. Hats off to him!
As for the individual, you messed with the wrong house! Got what you deserved!

San Mateo, CA

#5 Mar 26, 2012
You guys are ignorant this "thug" is my freind he was going to his freinds house from a night of partying and went in to the wroong house. He is a wealthy kid and doesnt need to steal.he went in to the wrong house an got shot and is in critical condition. He is one of the easiest going and kindest kids you would ever meet he has never done anyone wrong.get your facts straight he has never hurt anyone or ever started an altercation, he was drunk and went through the wrong house. Not to blame the shooter because he was obviously scared and doent know how to protect his fam in any other way. Maybe to quick to pull the trigger because my freind is the furthest thing from a violent person.the shooter no hero to me i saw my freind last night he approached me with nothing but smiles and a hug. Now he is fighting for his life and has all his freinds and especially family in turmoil all because a guy was scared and wanted to use his gun he was not threatened in any way. He had no right.

Göteborg, Sweden

#6 Mar 26, 2012
This Guy is not ā burgler

Since: Mar 12

San Mateo, CA

#7 Mar 26, 2012
Nick, if your drunk wealthy "kid" friend came into my house at 4 in the morning, he wouldn't be in the hospital, he'd be dead. When someone enters my home at 4 in the morning....We actually can't tell the difference between a "Wealthy drunk Kid" and someone who is going to do our family harm.

Ripon, CA

#8 Mar 26, 2012
Hey Nick,
Were you their??? I don't think so, sorry your friend made such unwise choice that morning. No one cares that he is from a wealthy family. Your friend should not have been partying so much huh?? His desire to get wasted put him in someones home at 4 in the morning and scared the hell of the family living there. Which resulted in someone doing something they never thought they would have to do. He caused this unfortunate event and his family and friends need to acknowledge his wrong doing. Not the guy who was protecting his family from an intruder. Just think if this was your home and someone broke in, what would you do to protect your family??? We all would do anything to protect our loved ones. The action taken was all there was for the protector of his family. It is not okay that he did not know he was in the wrong house, so therefore you use whatever means necessary to protect their loved ones and home. Bottom Line her Nick!!!!!

Belmont, CA

#9 Mar 26, 2012
Lynn I hope you rot in hell this is a good kid and ur saying his life should have been taken for partying one night. Screw you and i hope the next time you decide to have a drink someone shoots you right between the eyes
LiberalismRuinin gAmerica

Redwood City, CA

#10 Mar 26, 2012
Nick, I feel horrible for your friend, but in my book he crossed the line when he proceeded to enter the backyard (which I presume a door that needed to be opened). If that is the case, he opened the door to get in and then tried to open other doors? The only door he should have approached was the front door and rang the door bell. I don't dispute he was intoxicated, but it would take some high levels of intoxication to do what he did - that is the risk of being so intoxicated. If what you say is true, I wish him the best, but the shooter did what he had to do and I will raise s huge stink if he is charged with anything and I don't even know him.

San Bruno, CA

#11 Mar 26, 2012
Hey Nick maybe you and your friends shouldn't drink so much where you don't know if your going into the right house because your friend went into the wrong house were my aunt and uncle lives and my cousin did what he had to do.
LiberalismRuinin gAmerica

Redwood City, CA

#12 Mar 26, 2012
What is unclear at this point is if the "instruder" entered the home, I have seen one report that may have suggested this perhaps Marco can clarify this. Also three shots were fired, while this may seem excessive, we still don't know if the shooter was threated in anyway or if he did it after the intruder entered the home (if he did). In the end, the shooter is going to remember more than the "intruder" since the intruder was apparently drunk. In addition to this, had the intruder not entered the properly and tried to open doors, this would have never happaned.

Since: Mar 12

San Mateo, CA

#13 Mar 26, 2012
Nick.....Let's shift gears a bit. This young "wealthy" man made the choice to party and get loaded. How drunk was he that he couldn't find the correct house? If you describe him as "wealthy" how come he didn't call a cab??? If he showed up at my home and my little girls were sleeping in the back of the house, and my hubby was out of town, you and your friends would be planning a funeral.

San Bruno, CA

#14 Mar 27, 2012
This kid is 24 years old, he is a grown man not a kid. And yes he was clearly in the house, from the garage throw the kitchen then into the dinning room. You and your friends should stop drinking if this the way you party at 24 years old.
GROW UP !!!!!!! What about my godson that was in the house and to see all of this because you guys have to drink to the point were you don't even know were
in the hell you are at. Once again GROW UP !!!!!!!! And also he jumped over a 6 foot fence to get in the back yard after waking my cousin up trying to get in the front door. And don't forget about how big your friend is.
LiberalismRuinin gAmerica

Redwood City, CA

#15 Mar 27, 2012
Marco, the kid made a huge mistake and based on what I heard, I have no doubt the guy who pulled the trigger did what he had to do. The kid getting shot for a huge mistake he made is huge price to pay. Nevertheless I would only hope the family understands that this was a justified situation and the 24 year old make a huge mistake rather than blame any shooter.

Since: Mar 12

San Mateo, CA

#16 Mar 27, 2012
nick, reed, you/your people left him passed out in the back seat of a car, while you safely went into the house. what did you think he would do when he woke up? You are to blame for his injuries, it was YOU GUYS that got him in this mess. Really? You left a drunk/disoriented person passed out in a car? How did you know he wasn't in a coma? ya know? alcohol poisoning? With friends like you, He would be safer in Afghanistan.

BTW reed, you are a complete loser, you have the nerve to vent on this website? You hope someone gets shot between the eyes?

Put the drink down and get some professional help, you are one sick individual. YOU let your friend down, no one else.

Antioch, CA

#17 Mar 28, 2012
All I know is that his friends should be the blame for all this...Who in the hell leaves someone so damn drunk in a car without being watched in front of someone else's house.. Really??...He actually could have died in the car from alcohol poisoning..His friends need to understand that if he entered in anyone elses' house, I am sure they would of done the same thing to protect their family at 4 in the morning...who the hell would ask an intruder..Are you gonna kill us and then rob us? or are you here for some coffee... Especially someone that big... In these times with all the homes being broken into and homeowners getting killed or beat up, I think the shooter was correct in shooting this guy...And from what I understand he was studing Criminal Law....well that now went to shit whether he did this on accident or whatever he thought....he broke the law....

United States

#18 Mar 29, 2012
I feel for both sides but honestly were living in foster city. You atleast warn person you're gonna shoot and you shoot if they don't surrender/back off. People accidentally over drink at times my main point is everyone should look at it from many different views. Knowing the whole story or not. To every story there is always many different views and versions.

Redwood City, CA

#19 Apr 4, 2012
Any new word on this? Seems like the story died down. DA was going to determine wrong doing if any, what is status of guy shot?

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