CLINT EASTWOOD IN THE MOVIE GRAN TORINO HAD THE RIGHT IDEA.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBS 2) — He was arrested for protecting his property and family. But it’s how the Long Island man did it that police say crossed the line. He got an AK-47 assault rifle, pulled the trigger and he ended up in jail, reports CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman.
George Grier said he had to use his rifle on Sunday night to stop what he thought was going to be an invasion of his Uniondale home by a gang he thought might have been the vicious “MS-13.” He said the whole deal happened as he was about to drive his cousin home.
“I went around and went into the house, ran upstairs and told my wife to call the police. I get the gun and I go outside and I come into the doorway and now, by this time, they are in the driveway, back here near the house. I tell them, you know, ‘Can you please leave?’ Grier said.
Grier said the five men dared him to use the gun; and that their shouts brought another larger group of gang members in front of his house. “He starts threatening my family, my life. ‘Oh you’re dead. I’m gonna kill your family and your babies. You’re dead.’ So when he says that, 20 others guys come rushing around the corner. And so I fired four warning shots into the grass,” Grier said (GOOD FOR HIM).
Grier was later arrested. John Lewis is Grier’s attorney. “What he’s initially charged with – A D felony reckless endangerment — requires a depraved indifference to human life, creating a risk that someone’s going to die. Shooting into a lawn doesn’t create a risk of anybody dying,” Lewis said.
Grier also said he was afraid the gang outside his house was the dreaded MS-13. And Nassau County Police Lt. Andrew Mulraine, head of the gang unit, said MS-13 has 2,000 members in the county, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE...
SEE ALSO, UPDATE; MS-13 and/or SUR-13 Gang Members involved in exporting stolen U.S. cars to South America from Florida, Vin cloning.
Since its creation in California and Washington, DC, MS 13 has expanded into Oregon, Alaska, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Florida (SUR 13), Canada, and Mexico. MS 13 maintains active ties with MS members and factions in El Salvador. Mara Salvatrucha gang members maintain contact between groups in the United States and El Salvador for several specific reasons.
In El Salvador, a hand grenade sells for $1.00 to $2.00 U.S. dollars and an M-16 rifle will sell for approximately $200 U.S. dollars. The alliance to El Salvador and groups like La Mara and FMNL allows MS-13 to gain access to military-style munitions and establishes a network to traffic illegal firearms into the United States.
MS -13 is involved in exporting stolen U.S. cars to South America. The cars are often traded for drugs when dealing with cartels. An estimated 80% of the cars driven in El Salvador were stolen in the United States. Car theft is a lucrative business for MS 13. MS-13 or SUR-13 members have also been involved in burglaries (Sarasota and Manatee counties), auto thefts, narcotic sales, home invasion robberies, weapons smuggling, car jacking, extortion, murder, rape, witness intimidation, illegal firearm sales, car theft and aggravated assaults.
Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM