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    Utah man charged after firing six shots at backyard intruder trying to light BBQ grill

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    ROY, Utah — A man fired six shots at a backyard intruder who was trying to light a barbecue grill, police said. "Way odd," Police Chief Greg Whinham said. Michael Wilder, 66, was charged with attempted homicide after chasing Kory Scott and shooting at him.

    "Nobody should wake up and find someone in their backyard doing anything, but the law's very specific that you can't use deadly force in that situation," Whinham said.

    Scott was not injured in the July 11 incident. He twice tried to run away when Wilder confronted him, according to court documents.

    "Stop or I'll shoot," the homeowner said, according to the documents.

    Wilder fired two shots, followed by four more, police said.

    A phone message left for Wilder was not immediately returned Tuesday.

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    Information from: Standard-Examiner,

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    Kory Scott, secret agent. License to Grill.






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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    ROY, Utah — A man fired six shots at a backyard intruder who was trying to light a barbecue grill, police said. "Way odd," Police Chief Greg Whinham said. Michael Wilder, 66, was charged with attempted homicide after chasing Kory Scott and shooting at him.

    "Nobody should wake up and find someone in their backyard doing anything, but the law's very specific that you can't use deadly force in that situation," Whinham said.

    Scott was not injured in the July 11 incident. He twice tried to run away when Wilder confronted him, according to court documents.

    "Stop or I'll shoot," the homeowner said, according to the documents.

    Wilder fired two shots, followed by four more, police said.
    I don't see the problem. Wilder was just neutralizing the threat. As "many others" would have done.

    What do people expect, that Scott get somekind of dman hug??What's next--cheese and wine??

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    P.S. Six shots...all misses. Wilder better get his a**to the range. He needs neutralizing practice right away...

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    Sounds like his a"" will be getting neutralizedsoon enough. Why would you open fire on someone trying to light your grill? Just ask if he has enough for everyone, then go on a beer run.

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    Maybe a sneakylawyer willget him offas self-defense against attempted arson.

    I vaguely recall reading somewhere that in some states the common law permits shooting an arsonist who is right now about to setfire to your homeand who refused to stop. Very vague recollection.
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    This doesn't make any sense.
    Typical vague newspaper story...


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