An elderly man in Florida recently caught a thieving thug trying to break into his vehicle after returning home from his morning walk. Now, the story has gone viral after the confrontation turned ugly, and the victim delivered brutal instant justice.
It isn’t often that theft victims actually see the crime as it’s taking place, but that is exactly what police say happened to a man in Tamarac, Florida, moments after he returned home from walking his dog. Frank Johnston, 65, noticed a man trying to open the car doors to several vehicles as he was walking his dog home. Johnston decided to return to his own home in order to report what he had seen to police, only to find the thug in his driveway minutes later. This is when the elderly victim decided to take action.
According to local news source CBS12, the shocking incident took place at approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2017. Police said that the homeowner walked out to confront the suspect identified as 22-year-old Walder Jean Saintelus and a fight took place. Although investigators are still withholding many details in regards to what the victim and suspect said to each other, the outcome has rocked the community.
Johnston didn’t walk out his front door unprepared. When he confronted Saintelus, he was armed and ready to defend his life and his property. When police arrived at the residence in the 9500 block of N.W. 82 Court, they found the elderly homeowner unhurt and Saintelus suffering from a gunshot wound.
An ambulance arrived moments later and transported Saintelus to Broward Health North in Pompano Beach. Saintelus’s attempt to steal from an innocent elderly victim would be the last thing he ever did. He was declared dead at the hospital a short time later, according to local news source ABC10 News.
Broward Sheriff’s detectives say they are investigating whether the Tamarac resident who shot him will face charges or whether this was a case of self-defense. This should be an easy call for the investigators. The resident had every right to protect his own life and his property.
“The state attorney’s office will ultimately determine whether charges should be filed,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said at the shooting scene Saturday morning.
It won’t be long before the dead thug’s family is on the news, crying about his death and telling everyone what a loving and kind person he was. Liberals in the media love to hate on law-abiding gun owners, and situations like this give them ample opportunity to do that. I’m sure we will see baby pictures of Saintelus and hear about how he was just trying to earn money for college or raise funds for his favorite charity.
The truth of the matter is that Saintelus was a criminal, and he got exactly what he deserved for victimizing an innocent elderly man. A brief look at Saintelus’s Facebook page reveals a glimpse of thug culture with pictures of the dead suspect holding a handgun and posing shirtless with his middle fingers up.
This wasn’t the first time Saintelus had committed a crime. In 2017, he was arrested for grand theft and dealing in stolen property, where he agreed to a plea deal and received three years probation in October. Apparently, the best idea Saintelus could come up with while he was on probation was to break into other people’s vehicles and look for things to steal.
Once again the 2nd Amendment pulls its own weight. An elderly man in Tamarac, Florida, who confronted a thieving thug on his property is alive and well because he had a gun, and he wasn’t afraid to use it. Regardless of what the media tries to say, the real victim here is the homeowner, not the dead thug.