A grandmother shot a masturbating man on a bicycle after he tried to break into her home, police say. The woman, who has not been named, was putting out the trash at her Houston home around 5pm Tuesday when the man began following her on his bicycle while touching himself.
She went inside the house but the man climbed off the bike and tried to get in the front door, so she warned him to leave and told him she had a gun. When the man refused to leave she fired one shot through the door, striking the man in the chest. He managed to get back on his bicycle but only pedaled a few meters before collapsing. Medics rushed him to hospital in critical condition but he is expected to survive.
The woman was questioned by officers and homicide detectives but was not immediately charged, Crowson said. Investigators will work with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to determine if charges are necessary.
“I would have done the same thing if it were my house,” said one neighbor, who asked to not be identified. “Ain’t no telling what else he was going to do or what he’s got. She was protecting her property.”