Instead of leaving with stolen goods, a theif gained black eye after the victims turn tables on home invasion.
This person isn’t your typical Hollywood thief as he’s lacking one thing – brains. As it turns out, robbing people isn’t quite like the movies, and this punk would find that out the hard way.
According to WTVC, police said Calvin Carter III, 22, brought a gun to an apartment in Chattanooga over the weekend and attempted a home invasion. Carter broke into a home around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, where a teen and his friends were, and fired a shot that wounded 19-year-old Shane Finney, police said.
There was then a struggle over the gun and it went off, striking Finney in the left upper leg. He was transported to Erlanger Hospital for emergency treatment. Finney’s wound was not life-threatening.
As it turns out, Carter should have been concerned with who else was in the house at the time. Without a moment’s notice, a second person jumped Carter, prompting his initial victim to help overpower the intruder.
WRCB reported that Carter knocked on the door and demanded to be let in, according to police. When one person in the apartment heard a “metallic sound” of a gun, he reportedly jumped out of a window and was led back into the residence by Carter at gunpoint.
Carter reportedly made demands for a cellphone and was jumped by Finney’s friends. Finney was shot in the leg during the struggle, police said.
Finney said five people subdued Carter until police got there. One of those people was Tucker Williams.
“He kept wrestling with me,” Williams said told WRCB. “I was like, ‘You have one more chance; please stop.’ He wouldn’t stop, and that’s when I punched him in the eye twice.”
Carter now faces charges of first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment and aggravated burglary.
His bond has been set at $245,000.