This is bullcrap! New Hampshire man arrested for firing gun into ground while catching suspected burglar


  • Dennis Fleming
    Foster’s Daily Democrat

    “I didn’t think I could handle this guy physically, so I fired into the ground,” Fleming told FoxNews.com.

A New Hampshire man who fired his handgun into the ground to scare an alleged burglar he caught crawling out of a neighbor’s window is now facing a felony charge — and the same potential prison sentence as the man he stopped.

Dennis Fleming, 61, of Farmington, was arrested for reckless conduct after the Saturday incident at his 19th century farmhouse. The single grandfather had returned home to find that his home had been burglarized and spotted Joseph Hebert, 27, climbing out of a window at a neighbor’s home. Fleming said he yelled “Freeze!” before firing his gun into the ground, then held Hebert at gunpoint until police arrived.

“I didn’t think I could handle this guy physically, so I fired into the ground,” Fleming told FoxNews.com. “He stopped. He knew I was serious. I was angry … and I was worried that this guy was going to come after me.”

No one was injured in the incident, but when the police arrived, they made two arrests. Hebert was charged with two counts of burglary and drug possession. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. Fleming, meanwhile, is scheduled to be arraigned March 20 on a charge of reckless conduct, which could potentially land him a sentence similar to the one Hebert faces.

Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/21/new-hampshire-man-faces-felony-charge-after-firing-gun-into-ground-near-burglar/

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4 Responses to This is bullcrap! New Hampshire man arrested for firing gun into ground while catching suspected burglar

  1. Lisa Baker says:

    Hello, I started a petition to help this man not be charged with anything. Please sign it so that we can all help.
    http://www.change.org/petitions/please-help-dennis-fleming-not-be-charged-with-reckless-conduct-for-protecting-his-home-from-a-burglar

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  2. Pete says:

    Boy, even in a “Free State” this crap happens. The NRA & GOA need to stand up for us when these things happen. And MORE gun owners need to be members of the NRA or GOA. Currently only 4 % of gun owners are helping protect our 2 nd Amendment.

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  3. V. E. Brown says:

    Wow! What is frustrating is this guy could end up with the same sentence as the burglar. This is insane. What’s next – if we yell “BOO!” and scare the rascal away you might get 10 years?

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  4. The Lone Ranger says:

    When will gun owners of america drive to this man’s home and basically have a showdown with this evil government and laws. Something has to happen like this. Imagine 500 honest but armed men say ENOUGH and if you want to take this man you will have to do it over our dead bodies. This is the only way this Govt and the evil police will get the point and stop messing with us. The Govt and Police HAVE NO FEAR of GOOD AND HONEST AMERICANS.

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