Friends of a saggy-pants-wearing thug are threatening retaliation on social media after a fed-up Arkansas grandpa delivered brutal instant justice to an armed punk who he found invading his home in broad daylight. Now, they are saying, “They gone get his white a**.”
According to local news source KSLA, the horrific home invasion took place at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017, in Genoa, Arkansas. Miller County Sheriffs said that the 81-year-old man was at home when he opened his garage door to discover an armed thug pointing a gun at him. This is when things took a turn for the worse for the punk.
Unfortunately for the thug, this elderly gentleman had armed himself and was ready to take out the trash. “I walked outside the door, and he was standing right there with a big pistol. I had my hand in my pocket on my pistol, and the battle was on,” said Buddy Cates, in an interview with a KSLA reporter. Cates, who told the reporter that he had been robbed 6 times in the last 10 months, wasn’t about to let it happen again.
This is when Cates says he and the thug opened fire on each other. The horror of that moment when Cates was forced to defend his life is unimaginable, but the consequences of not being prepared to do so are much more daunting — and thankfully, this homeowner was prepared.
Cates said that he and the assailant, who has been identified by his friends and family on social media as 18-year-old Shemar Harris and also goes by “Pablo Bouta’bag Harris” as well as “Marblow DiNero,” exchanged nearly 15 rounds. Cates was unharmed after the gun battle, but the saggy-pants-wearing thug ran out of luck. Harris was shot at least once and died a short time later at a nearby Texarkana hospital.
“Whoever got the biggest gun and fastest will be boss when it is all said and done. … In this case, it was me,” said Cates. When deputies from Miller County Sheriffs Office arrived, they interviewed the homeowner and took two firearms as evidence, according to TXK Today. No charges have been filed against the homeowner nor should they be. Cates had every right to defend himself and his property.
However, almost immediately, people who knew Harris started posting comments on Facebook about what a great guy he was and how they couldn’t believe he was actually dead. I often wonder why people are shocked when a violent criminal meets a violent end. One Facebook user named Tamenia Atkins, who apparently knew Harris, left the following post as a warning.
Harris then ran from the store and across a parking lot as Bailey gave chase along with a couple store employees. A bystander who was walking nearby with his son also joined in the chase when Harris almost knocked his son over. Harris reportedly pointed a gun at the man’s face and told him to back off. Regardless, the man pursued Harris and was able to tag team him with Officer Bailey to take him into custody. Bailey reportedly punched Harris in the face one time during the scuffle and suffered a broken hand.
Harris was then transported to the Bi-State Jail, according to TxkToday. How is it that Harris was a free man just a few months after this violent robbery? I think that is an honest question that needs to be addressed. Harris should not have been free to walk the streets and victimize other people. He might even still be alive if he were kept in custody.
The homeowner who he tried to rob at gunpoint did society a great service and taxpayers a huge favor by removing him from the population. Once again, the 2nd Amendment prevails in another deadly home invasion, where an 81-year-old Arkansas man used his firearm to protect his life and his property.