A bad neighbor

Maniac Wielding Machete Kicks Down Neighbors Door – Gets Shot Three Times

Footage of the incident that occured in february 2014 was released this thursday.

Twain Noel Thomas, 54, was released from Portneuf Medical Center Sunday afternoon and was arrested by officers with the Pocatello Police Department. Thomas has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery, and two counts of burglary.

He is currently being held in the Bannock County Jail.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Talk about bringing a knife to a gun fight.
    People that take three slugs from (what looked like) a 9mm auto, sure do make a lot of noise.
    He’s very lucky to be alive.

    • Yup, very lucky, though is a 9mm really a man stopper?

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Well, actually it IS a very effective man stopper.
        It’s just not a “guaranteed” man-slayer like a .50 cal, a .44 mag, even a 10mm or all of the popular hand cannons.
        Unless you are a khat or amphetamine using weirdo filled with religious furor that needs to be put down with only one round, a 9mm is pretty darned effective.
        If I had to carry a gun for a living, and I couldn’t carry a Colt 1911 (in God’s-own .45 cal) I won’t hesitate to carry a 9mm, unless I had a real specific reason not too.

        They are very controllable so you will probibly hit what you are shooting at, the ammo is relatively inexpensive and “fun to shoot” so you can get in lots of range time and still afford to eat, they don’t hurt your hand after firing off a few clips (see previous reason for why that matters too), and they come in all sizes and favors for everyone.
        They really are underrated as an effective caliber.

        • Xavier

          He forgot the “keep squeezing until it clicks dry” rule. Needs more muscle memory.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Well, there you have to use some good judgement at some point of the process.
            If the other guy has a gun, then yeah, sure. Nobody is going to say anything.

            If it’s the machete guy, and you are YouTubing the event for posterity, after he is eyebrow-deep into your shag carpet, and you decide to pump five more rounds into his back and then give him a double-tap coup de grace to the base of his skull, while screaming WorldStarHipHop, then you might have some uncomfortable questions come time of the coroner’s inquest, if not from your local sheriff before that.

            State laws might differ, so check with your local law enforcement agency, and never take anything you read on the Internet at face value.

          • Xavier

            My cop friends here say click it dry all in one volley. Shows the DA and Judge you were scared shitless.

            What you described above was execution – perhaps justifiable, but usually illegal.

  • BillyHW

    Jason Voorhees?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I doubt this guy will be doing any sequels.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Guns > Doors

  • Ho Hum

    Had this happened in Canada the homeowner would have been hacked to death with a machete. The homeowner is lucky to be American!

    • New Centurion

      And if he shot the intruder he would be in jail.

  • Dave In Guelph

    As we can all see, hollow core doors are shit and offer no security what so ever.

    • Xavier

      Like wet cardboard.

    • tom_billesley

      Doors to apartments tend to be fire resistant doors to meet regulations. They are full of fibre and don’t offer security. Those silly little chains aren’t of much worth either – they’re ok to draw an after-the-fact legal threshold on breaking and entering but that’s about it. Steel plating the back of the door and fixing a Fox lock might do it, but in some apartments a determined home invader could break the door frame free, or break through the wall alongside the door.

  • Brett_McS

    Heeeeere’s Twain!

  • Werewolf

    That’s why I always recommend a 12 gauge loaded with slugs when dispensing with machete wielding home invaders. A single shot in the right place will handle it permanently.

    • Xavier

      If you’re comfortable with a loaded pump shotgun in your home, you might want to consider multiple shot types. Put a couple slugs in the tube, then a couple buckshot, then last a couple #6; keep the chamber empty. (more or less – some shotgun magazines hold 5, some 7 or more – you get the idea)

      When you chamber a shell, you’ll load the #6 first – good loads for indoor defense that won’t travel too far.

      If the threat requires more range, eject the 2 #6 and now you’re into buckshot. Same for slugs.

      If you’re storing a shotgun loaded, don’t fill the magazine. Leave it one shell less than full to avoid stretching the spring, which can cause the last shell to not load properly.

  • phuque uguugle

    Using an internal door as your FRONT door is not very BRIGHT.

  • Ottawa Eyes

    So was this guy on drugs or had he fried his brain saying “Alluh Akbar” too many times?