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Homeowner Teaches Teens a Quick Lesson About the Power of Bear Spray and a Shotgun

What did one of them do when they saw the shotgun?

(Source: KREM-TV screen shot)

When two teens allegedly broke into the garage of a couple in Spokane, Washington, this week, they likely never expected what unfolded next. And it involved bear spray and a shotgun.

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It all happened in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, KREM-TV reports. Police say the couple claims to have heard noises coming from their garage. Considering it had been broken into recently, they took action quickly. In a very unique way. How? They emptied a can of bear spray into the garage, and it sent the suspected crooks running.

But the confrontation didn't end there.

The homeowner says once the suspects were out of the garage, one of them made a move toward him with a machete. That's when the homeowner decided to use the shotgun he was wielding. He fired a warning shot toward a fence. The 17-year-old teen? He immediately dropped the machete and hit the deck in surrender.

When police arrived, the Spokesman-Review reports, they found the suspect in zip ties. An air pistol was also recovered.

The 17-year-old was taken into custody and booked on a burglary charge at the juvenile detention center. The other suspect, 19-year-old Raynee D. Moore, was later arrested on the same charge. Police are still searching for a third suspect.

So why were they targeting the garage? Well, the news outlet says they apparently thought there was a large stash of marijuana in it. That apparently wasn't the case.

(H/T: Bearing Arms)

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