Home owner wrestles pistol away from home invaders; uses it to chase them away

The Toledo Blade is reporting that a Fostoria man sustained minor injuries after driving away two men, at least one of them armed with a handgun, who invaded his home this week.

From the story:

    Three residents of 327 Sumner St., including a 2-year-old girl, were at home at 4:30 a.m. when the men, wearing black clothing and ski masks, broke in, one of them brandishing a 9mm pistol.

    One of the residents, whose name was not released, wrestled the pistol away, sustaining minor injuries, though authorities said the gun did not go off.

Fostoria police told reporters they arrested one man in connection with the incident and continue to investigate. The Blade reports that William Toby Mercado, Jr., 18, was charged with aggravated burglary.

This isn't the typical method for a firearm to be used to save an innocent life, but it is yet another example of how firearms can be used to save lives, often without ever having to be fired.

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