Burglary Suspect Held At CCW Gunpoint After Breaking Into Ashwaubenon, WI Business

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Burglary Suspect Held At CCW Gunpoint After Breaking Into Ashwaubenon, WI Business
Burglary Suspect Held At CCW Gunpoint After Breaking Into Ashwaubenon, WI Business

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- WLUK FOX 11 News reported on 04-19-19 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, a burglary occurred after business hours Sunday, around 9:30 p.m., at Frost Giant Games on South Oneida Street.

The business owner, told media that he and two of his employees were just blocks away at a fast-food restaurant. An internal automatic video system notified his fiancé and she called him.

When the owner arrived, he turned on the lights and rushed to the business.

He found a person wearing a black hoodie and backpack and chased him outside. An employee was waiting outside while the owner searched inside for the suspect

The suspect was running to a vehicle parked nearby when he was stopped by the employee, a concealed carry permit holder. He ordered the suspect to the ground at gunpoint. The intruder complied and asked them not to shoot him.

“We’re very satisfied with what happened,” said Ashwaubenon Public Safety Capt. Jody Crocker. “The situation here was that the burglar could’ve gotten away. The concealed carry holder did exactly what he should do. This was a felony in progress. He also complied with officers as soon as they arrived and did everything right. Conceal carry holders are trained on how and when to use their weapons, and this outcome could not have gone better.

Police have identified the suspect as a 31-year-old male from Minnesota. He was wanted there on a burglary warrant.

According the new criminal complaint, he faces three counts: Burglary of a building, theft and obstructing an officer.


A store owner and an armed employee are able to catch and arrest a burglar. Another jerk is off the street. I applaud their courage!

That said, a thousand things could have gone wrong here. Try, really try not to do this. Call 911 and wait for the police. They have the tools, body armor and dogs to search the building safely.

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas

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Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and on KLEY 1230 AM, The Nevada Talk Network on Saturdays.

As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State, and local courts.

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In my state I can not use deadly force for property crimes, now if I’m being car jacked with a gun or other weapon to my face, then deadly force is justified. Not for burglaries.

Should have called 911 with report of active burglary in progress. Not worth getting into a possible gun fight with one or more thieves that may be armed.

Deplorable Bill

I wish that ALL the stuff like this made the news. If it did, the left would no be able to keep spouting their lies. I am glad things turned out as well as it did. Bad guy caught red handed, nobody hurt, nobody dead.

Arm up, carry on

willy d

How true about process out and back out on the street, we as CCWP have no rights, but the thugs have them all and they know it, all guns are bad except in a thugs hand!!!!!!!!!!!! But the jails are over populated so we let them go!!!!!!!!!!!!

give me liberty or give me death

I like all of the story you write, but at the end of some when the good guy uses his gun properly. You always say to call police and wait. I highly disagree I’m not gonna sit around and wait. Its already been proven that the police are not here to protect us. Yes true they have body armor but when it comes protecting whatever it is at that time I rather go down swinging


It’s a shame more criminal aren’t shot and killed by gun owners in the commission of a crime, but are held for the police who will process them and put them right back out on the street, or hold them until a judge releases them.


Ho, hum. Another example of how defensive gun uses protect ordinary citizens. It happens millions of times a year but is ignored by the MSM. Doesn’t fit the narrative of ‘all guns bad’.