Saturday, October 22, 2011

Reader's viewpoint - For two years, the police have kept my gun(OH)

Reader's viewpoint - For two years, the police have kept my gun(OH):

I live in Uhrichsville. Within eight months’ time, my property was broken into three times.

After the second time, I had a security system installed.

At 2 a.m. on April 24, 2010, the alarm to the backyard barn went off. I armed myself and went to check it out. The barn door was wide open and a man was inside looking around with a flashlight. I yelled at him to come to me and he came at me with a tire iron in hand. He was less than 10 feet away when I fired a warning shot. He turned and ran; I fired more shots trying to get him to stop. At no time was I trying to hit him.

The police came, took the tire iron that he dropped and also took my gun. It’s been almost two years, and I still cannot get my gun back.

No charges were ever filed. I saw a lawyer and was told it would cost me $400 to file papers with the court for return of the gun.

The gun was registered and I have a permit to carry. I’m 68, never been in trouble. I fired in self-defense. Why are they keeping my gun?

Recently in New Philadelphia, a man fired three shots at a truck in town. The police took his gun and returned it the same day with a warning. What is going on in Uhrichsville?

Can someone please help me get my gun back?

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