A 17-year-old girl woke up Sunday night to see a naked man standing in her room. She immediately screamed for help. Her 64-year-old father, Robert McNally, ran to her aid and fought with the intruder while his wife called 911. When police arrived at the residence, they found McNally holding the man down in the hallway with his arm around the neck of the naked intruder. The naked man was David Meyers and he wasn’t putting up much of a fight any longer. He was dead.
52-year-oldÂ David T. Meyers was naked aside from wearing latex gloves and had conveniently brought along some rope, condoms and a knife. He had entered the home through a window near the girl’s bedroom. He was familiar with the house because a relative of his owned it. Meyers is also was also a convicted sex offender and registered as such in Marion County. He had served 10 years for criminal confinement and sexual deviant conduct. He was also wanted out of Boone County for failure to register as a sex offender.
The death is still under investigation, and while the autopsy report has not been released, it is being reported they feel Meyer, who had a heart condition, died of a heart attack. Police will not be charging McNally with anything.
“If a person breaks into your home, you are justified in using deadly force in defending your family,” said Police spokesman Sgt. Matthew Mount. “In this situation, I don’t think he was trying to kill him, he was trying to hold him down.”
It’s a shame that this family will relive that night for a long, long time and that McNally should have been able to sleep soundly knowing his family was safe, instead of having to grapple with a naked man who seems to have been interested in some illegal activity with the young girl. McNally seems like a down-to-earth guy as well.
“Nobody wins,” McNally told The Indianapolis Star. “It’s a lose-lose situation for everybody. He has family also.”
But the alternative could have been much, much worse and personally, I am glad that the planet is rid of one more piece of garbage.Attempted Rape, Home Invasion, Rape, Sex Offender