This response is due to the written ABC 4 article and video here: South Salt Lake couple wake-up to an intruder in their home
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OK, so not to be negative, but I did work for a paper back in college. What's up with this writing in the ABC4 article? Who wrote this? It's terrible! In one place s/he doesn't capitalize Patty's name, in another s/he forgets a period. Sheesh... amateurs.
Anyways, good to get more information on this. I still don't know why Phillip waits until Daniel attacks his wife to shoot. Uh... stupid. Oh wait... this is why:
â€œI got my gun pointed straight at his head but I'm waiting for him to do something before I pull the trigger,â€ said Phillip.
Um... Phillip, dude... I'm glad you and your wife are OK, but I really think you need to take a few self-defense classes. This freak was in your house, he broke through your door, why did you wait until "he starts attacking her"? Why are you aiming for a small target like his head? Why, if you were aiming at his head did you hit him in the torso? Oh, yeah, why did Patty block the door and get in the perp's way? That's just not smart.
Anyways, I wasn't there and it's hard to say what any one of us would have done, but I sure hope we would have stopped the threat (Daniel) as soon as possible and not wait "for him to do something before I pull the trigger."
I guess it just irks me that the "Police say Patty Knepper and Phillip Reinhardt did everything right when confronted by a violent intruder." I don't agree. Had Phillip acted earlier his girlfriend wouldn't have been assaulted in the first place. If he had fired more than one shot at this perp, they may not have felt the need to detain him. Gratefully Daniel didn't attack Patty again in an attempt to get away. This is not the "victory" I think we all hope it to be. Granted, the good guys lived, but I don't think it was a success by any means. With Phillip's "Army training" and "concealed weapons permit training" you'd think he'd have done a better job.