When you need a repairman, you need a repairman. But it can be scary to invite a complete stranger into your home for hours. On top of that, you’re giving the person a look at the inside of your home, including any valuables you may have.
That’s why it’s important for homeowners to know with whom they’re doing business and take appropriate precautions. Still and all, a Memphis homeowner got an unexpected and unwelcome return visit from a workman who had previously been on the property…this time at about 9:30 p.m.
localmepmhis.com has the story . . .
A man who had done repair work on a home in Memphis returned to that residence and then was shot, according to the Memphis Police Department (MPD).
MPD said they responded to the scene at nearly 10 p.m. after a shooting call and pronounced one man dead on the scene. MPD said they detained one individual.
The detained individual was no doubt the home owner. Upon further investigation, he was found to have been a case of reasonable self-defense.
The investigation revealed that the known deceased male suspect who entered the residence had recently done repair work there.
All evidence was presented to the DAG’s office, which determined this was an instance of justifiable use of deadly force in self-defense. https://t.co/Ei4wQvfJiQ
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) October 8, 2022
All’s well that ends well. Still, examples like this aren’t good advertisements for calling Old Lonely, the Maytag repair man when your appliance needs some help.