(NEWSER) – Earlier this week, Harvey Lembo decided enough was enough. After five burglaries in his Maine home in six years—most recently last month when $1,000 and medications were stolen—the retired lobsterman bought what he describes as a 7mm Russian-made revolver on Monday. Hours later, he used it, reports CBS News. Lembo, 67 and wheelchair-bound, says he awoke late Monday to the sound of an intruder and saw a shadow pass his kitchen. He took the gun out from under his pillow and confronted the man, who was looking through his medications, reports the Bangor Daily News. “I told him to sit down while I called police or I would blow his brains out.” But while Lembo was on the phone, he says the man tried to flee, so Lembo shot him in the shoulder. Police found 45-year-old Christopher Wildhaber, who has two prior domestic violence convictions, thanks to the trail of blood. After initially saying they don’t expect Lembo to be charged, police are now saying the decision lies with the district attorney, who has yet to issue a decision on the matter. No word on just how Lembo’s apartment was so easy to break into, but a warning to those who think he’s an easy target: “They’re going to have the same treatment,” Lembo says. “And one of them might be worse. Might be fatal. ‘Cause I ain’t messing around no more.”
Now I don’t want to sound biased because I’m from the south and have guns and all that but god dammit does it feel good that a criminal got shot by a 67 year old wheel chair bound man. Harvey Lembo doesn’t deserve to be robbed. Guy probably spent his entire life waking up at Four a.m. and came home at night stinking of brine. He probably sent his kids through law school and paid for all those medications with the lobsters he caught! I mean robbing some scum bag I dont care but not this god damn retired lobsterman. Well about time a nice blue collar fellow just taking the law into his hands fucking threatening to blow the brains out of a criminal while he’s in his wheel chair but thats what you get if you try to steal $1,000 dollars worth of meds from his cupboards. That should teach Christopher Wildhaber a lesson that two prior domestic violence charges can’t. I mean he might’ve clipped the shoulder but coming from an un experienced shooter who bought his revolver a few hours before, you know he was aiming to put one through his dome. Cause he ain’t messing around no more.
p.s- one suggestion though, Harvey. Russian revolver? Get your self a nice American made Smith & Wesson.