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Old 05-24-2009, 11:36 AM
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A homeowner chases some vandals who shot paintballs onto her property with her pickup truck. The vandals, who demonstrated how they "didn't like being chased" by throwing objects at her pickup, eventually crashed into 3 other vehicles at the major intersection of Nacogdoches and O'Connor. A 16 year-old and his mother in one of the vehicles they crashed into are hospitalized, one in critical condition.

Vandalism Ends In 4-Vehicle Pileup - San Antonio News Story - KSAT San Antonio (http://www.ksat.com/news/19553041/detail.html - broken link)

I'm thinking the homeowner should have left the chasing to the police.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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Sad. And you can bet the homeowner is going to get jailed as well as pay a hefty fine.

Few weeks ago a Navy Seal chased down some gang members that killed his dog in Houston. No accidents, but even he is now suffering through the court system.

Update: So it seems this happened today? I did see the helicopter around that time! Also, I have been jogging around culebra creek park and noticed lots of spent paintballs in the park the past few days.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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Sad. And you can bet the homeowner is going to get jailed as well as pay a hefty fine.

Few weeks ago a Navy Seal chased down some gang members that killed his dog in Houston. No accidents, but even he is now suffering through the court system.

Update: So it seems this happened today? I did see the helicopter around that time! Also, I have been jogging around culebra creek park and noticed lots of spent paintballs in the park the past few days.
No, this was Friday.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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No, this was Friday.
Okay, thanks. Still saw lots of paintball activity in the region.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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Same here...seen paintball hits on mailboxes and our community board.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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Why didn't the homeowner just get the description of the vehicle and call the cops? Continuing to follow someone after they started chunking things at her windshield was really, really stupid, too. The worst she had to deal with before was cleaning the paint off her house. Now she has added car damage, but worst of all, that accident being on her conscious. I think there should be some action against the homeowner, but I don't know what the charge would be. Her home was all over the news last night, so if the vandals wanted revenge, they could easily do so.....
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:44 PM
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I agree, she was dumb to chase them, but I believe it is all a consequence of the initial crime and while she is partly responsible, the ultimate blame falls on the punks who paintballed her house. They get the blame, IMO, for everything that happens once they pulled that trigger. They didn't expect a reaction? People need to teach their kids about consequences, and they don't these days.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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I am going to take the other side of the coin on this one.. I think she did what she thought was right and protecting herself from hoodlums.. something most of us will not do.. that is why the criminals win most of the time. It is sad to see that some people got hurt as a result but what she did was noble..

Those kids are the ones that crashed the car.. not the homeowner (according to the news). They should be laying in the morgue somewhere.. thats my opinion..
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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she should've just shot them. They were shooting at her and I'm sure she didn't know it was only a painball gun. I would've given her a pass if I was on the jury and another message would be sent to those that act before thinking..
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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the homeowner tried to follow the vandals they did not attempt to do an arrest.
i dont think you can hang the accident on the home owner but for sure the attempt will be made.
how sad.
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