Rochester, N.Y. - Early Tuesday morning, Christopher Boise heard a noise coming from the basement. As he walked toward the source of that noise, the RIT student noticed two men standing in the downstairs portion of his apartment.
"They were waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs," said Boise.
One of them had a handgun trained on Boise.
Within moments, Boise screamed. His cries were heard by his roommate, Raymond.
"It wasn't like a, 'I stepped by stepped on a piece of glass' kind of scream," Raymond said. "So, I instinctively went to my gun bag."
Raymond owns an AR-15 which is a military style rifle.
Raymond estimated that just five seconds passed until the door started to open. It was one of the intruders.
"By the time I had it out and ready, one of the men came at my door, slowly opened it, saw that there was a barrel on the other side and from there backed out," Raymond said.
The two men fled the apartment.
Nothing was taken and no shots were fired.
While some people say who needs an AR-15?? Here is another example of a home invasion which deterred a robbery. Thankfully they didn't need to use the gun, especially since it was unloaded at the time....but the fact that he had the weapon was enough to scare off the two intruders before their home was robbed and something worse could have happened. While some will say, "oh the intruders didn't have a lethal weapon, since police found bebes on the scene", they can't prove the intruders didn't have another more lethal weapon. But the fact that the roommate had a lethal weapon, a 'scary looking' AR-15, they were able to scare off the intruders and keep themselves and their property safe.