While the story below is a great one of why it’s so important to be armed these days, it has a twist at the end that will make your head explode! This elderly couple did their best to get this criminal arrested AGAIN (he had just been released from jail), he was released THE NEXT DAY! The New Mexico Supreme Court has softened jail time because of the prison overcrowding situation. Our own President has just released 6,000 felons into communities across America. Has our justice system become a very dangerous revolving door? The woman who held the burglar at gunpoint said it best:
“I think the revolving door has to stop. The only thing he’s interested in is the degradation of society and I don’t think he knows anything more, and I don’t think you let somebody out who’s not rehabilitated.”
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When an elderly Albuquerque couple caught a man burglarizing their garage, they asked him to stop.
When that didn’t work, they pulled out a rifle and a handgun, and held him at gunpoint until police officers arrived.
Police were called to a home in the 1600 block of Lafayette NE on a reported burglary in progress Thursday. There, they found the armed couple holding the suspected robber, identified as Aaron Lujan, 26.
“So I gave him the shotgun, I took his pistol and I watched the guy on the ground and he watched our flank up the street until the police arrived,” the woman said.
The wife says when they told Lujan to empty his pockets, he had a machete on him. He also made last-ditch efforts to scare the couple.
“He was playing us saying there were two other guys up the street and somebody else around this other house, just to divert our attention,” she said.Lujan, while being handcuffed, told police that he had recently been released from the county jail. Jail and court records show he got out Wednesday after posting bail in a July drug case. Homeowner George Kennedy, 70, told officers that he was in his garage when he noticed a man loading items into a sport utility vehicle nearby. Kennedy saw that some of the items the man was loading – including a generator and a cooler – were his, according to the criminal complaint.
“He shows up at our house, doing this still with his jail name badge on his wrist.”
When police searched Lujan, they found keys belonging to Rebecca Kennedy in his pocket. Police also discovered that the SUV Lujan was loading the stolen items into was stolen, according to the complaint.
Lujan told officers what he had done, according to the complaint.
“He stated he took the items from the garage and placed them in the stolen SUV,” the officer wrote.
Lujan was arrested, charged with residential burglary and booked back into jail. He was released again Friday, according to jail records.
“I think the revolving door has to stop. The only thing he’s interested in is the degradation of society and I don’t think he knows anything more, and I don’t think you let somebody out who’s not rehabilitated,” the wife said.