Armed Ohio realtors turn tables on would-be attacker

WKRC (CBS Cincinnati) reported recently that two realtors - a father and son team - were forced to use their legally-concealed handguns to defend themselves when they were threatened by a violent intruder inside a vacant property.

From the article:

The house on S. 11th St. in Hamilton is vacant but last month, Kyle Morrical and his father, Phil Morrical III, got a call that someone had broken in.

The next day, the Morricals went out to the property and found Derek Miller inside.


Kyle Morrical described the encounter, "He told us he had a gun and a knife. He was either going to shoot us or stab us and he punched me in my face," Kyle said.

Phil said, "When I thought he could be a threat to Kyle, yeah I got involved physically with him and I'll be 63 in May and I forgot all about that. It was about my son and making sure this thing did escalate to somebody being harmed or killed."

Kyle pulled his gun. He and his father have CCW permits. Fortunately, Kyle did not have to use his pistol.

"We held him down on the ground and a neighbor called the police to help us. He heard us screaming," Kyle said.

The Morricals told WKRC they go to the range at least once a month to maintain their shooting proficiency.

Kyle told the news outlet he did not start out carrying his gun while working, but it's a personal choice he's made to be safe.

"I hoped I would never have to use it because it's one of those things that you hope you never have to use, but you have it just in case," Kyle said.

According to the news report, Miller was charged with assault, menacing and trespassing.

A complete list of known incidents involving Ohio CHL-holders defending themselves is available here.

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

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