Miodrag Bugarcic seems to attract criminals like a magnet.
But because the Cleveland businessman has used firearms to thwart crimes on his property multiple times — once with lethal results — why crooks keep trying to rip him off is anybody’s guess.
In November 2012, Bugarcic shot and killed a burglar at a property he owns, police told Cleveland’s WOIO-TV. Three weeks later he shot and wounded another one. Bugarcic wasn’t charged in either incident.
This past November, Bugarcic held two men at gunpoint when he found them stripping an air conditioner at that same property he owns, police said.
And on Thursday, Bugarcic used a rifle to shoot and wound another suspected intruder at his vacant property. The suspect was shot in the stomach and buttocks, but police said he stumbled off and was found a few blocks away.
The difference this time is that Bugarcic is sitting in jail while police investigate. The news station reported that Bugarcic had just been to police headquarters to retrieve a gun from an earlier shooting.
Investigators said offenders may be breaking into Bugarcic’s property looking for scrap metal.