Generally speaking criminals don’t chose a life of crime because they are geniuses, but the plan a home invader came up with in South Carolina ranks as one of the dumbest. There are varying degrees of consequences for idiocy, but in a home invasion situation the punishment is usually death and that’s just what happened. Gun beats stupid every day of the week.
The Post And Courier reports that 30-year-old Elijah Akeem White Jr. (pictured) and his big fat white female accomplice 28-year-old Juanita Marie English put their dumb plan into effect in Moncks Corner, SC on Tuesday. English approached a family home around 8pm and knocked on the door. She pretended to be from the home owners association, complete with a fake name tag, and asked the wife some generic questions. I am assuming this was done to make sure people were home in the residence.
English then turned to a waiting car and motioned to White. The scumbag got out of the car wearing a ski mask and holding a gun with a green laser sight. Understandably the wife freaked out and slammed the door shut.
“Seeing a masked gunman approach was terrifying. She was able to shut and lock the door. It got chaotic,” said Chief Rick Ollic of the Moncks Corner Police Department.
At this point you’d think the criminals would call this thing off. They had no element of surprise and their intended victim was clearly raising the alarm. Another dumb thing about this plan was: why was White wearing a mask when English showed her face to the wife? If the point was to make it impossible for the victim to identify them, these two criminals failed.
But the failure was just beginning. The wife wasn’t alone in the house. She screamed for her husband, who as a responsible spouse and father, had a gun to protect his family. White approached the front door and began trying to kick it in. He eventually busted through the door and met the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms in person.
The husband fired four shots, hitting White with every one. By the time the police arrived, White was dead on the front porch. English took off, but was apprehended a short time later at a gas station.
White, who had a long criminal history, was found in possession of rope indicating he intended to tie up the family or worse. A family which includes two young daughters BTW.
“It’s believed that he was going to tie up the residents. There was no doubt he was there to do some serious harm to this family,” said Chief Ollic.
County Coroner Bill Salisbury easily had the best take on this:
“In Berkeley County if you kick someone’s door in and you get shot, as long as I’m coroner, that will be justifiable homicide,” said Salisbury.
It’s a good thing this took place in South Carolina, because a similar incident in liberal states like California would have landed the husband in jail. Despite the presence of a gun and the fact that the scumbag kicked the front door in, he was shot and died outside of the house. Liberal places that don’t have castle doctrines and/or stand your ground laws would treat this as a murder on the part of the homeowner. You know how liberals love protecting criminals while leaving everyone else defenseless.
Luckily, these criminals were stupid and tried to commit their crime in a place that respects people’s right to self-defense. There is no doubt that the husband saved the lives of his family. Good guys can and do stop bad guys with guns.