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wooded cabinLAPORTE COUNTY, IN – A man died inside the home he broke into after the homeowner shot him once in the chest.

At around 9:15 a.m. Monday, the sheriff’s department received a phone call from a homeowner who informed them he had just shot a man who had broke into his home. When police arrived at the home they found the “extremely upset” homeowner and the suspect, 23-year-old Jason Rabe, dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

The homeowner told police that he was sleeping when he was awoke by the sound of breaking glass. After arming himself with a pistol he went to investigate and encountered Rabe, who was armed with a hatchet. The two exchanged words and got into a a physical altercation that ended when the homeowner shot Rabe and the bullet ruptured Rabe’s heart.

Police say the suspect arrived at the home on a moped with the intent of breaking into it and had entered the home after breaking a rear window. The homeowner says he does not know Rabe, who police believe chose the home because it is hidden by woods.

La Porte County Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer said they investigated the shooting all day Monday to make sure this was a case of self-defense.

“We are still in the investigation to make sure that what he’s telling us substantiates all the fact here at the scene,” he said. “I’m 100 percent certain the homeowner will not be charged with a crime,” he added.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kapzilla Kappy Nichols

    If this guy gets charged for anything I’m gonna be pissed. I will protect my family if someone breaks into my home!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kapzilla Kappy Nichols

    If this guy gets charged for anything I’m gonna be pissed. I will protect my family if someone breaks into my home!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kapzilla Kappy Nichols

    If this guy gets charged for anything I’m gonna be pissed. I will protect my family if someone breaks into my home!

  • Texas Ranger

    Investigate what? Dude on a MOPED is in your home with a hatchet…uninvited, having crawled through a window he broke…and attacks you. You shoot him….he dies as a result…How much more “Self Defense” you Indiana folks need?? Indiana sucks.

  • itsknotme

    Granted that this thief now has a bad heart; I’m sure being just 23 years old that the home owner could make few few dollars selling body parts on CraigsList. Money for replacing that broken window has to come from somewhere.

  • HoosierDaddy

    Did you read the story? He isn’t being charged. They would still have to investigate in every state. I guess they breed them dumber in Texas.

  • Humanist99

    Yeah, I like how they talk about thoroughly investigating, yet being 100% certain the guy won’t be charged.

    I’d be pissed about the blood on the floor

  • Texas Ranger

    Dumass…it says in the last line that they are still investigating…but he’s ’100% sure” he won’t be charged. That is not the same as “Not Charged” or ” No-Billed” here in Texas, you have to be cleared by a Grand Jury, even in self defense. So he is NOT in the clear just because Barney Fife Sheriff says he is. The Zimmerman trial ring any bells? Dumass…Called you that again, because you suck like Indiana…

  • Buffettgirl

    A lesson for the kiddies – crime leads to broken hearts everywhere…

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    The greedy ‘lil slurpin’ noises you may hear in the background are from Indiana suckin’ as hard as it possibly can.

    The term Hoosier is “used in a derogatory fashion similar to “hick” or “white trash”.[2] “Hoosier” also refers to the cotton-stowers, both black and white, who move cotton bales from docks to the holds of ships, forcing the bales in tightly by means of jackscrews. A low-status job.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.a.carswell Glenn Allen Carswell

    The robber was just redistributing the wealth. Sound familiar?

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.a.carswell Glenn Allen Carswell

    The robber was just redistributing the wealth. Sound familiar?

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.a.carswell Glenn Allen Carswell

    The robber was just redistributing the wealth. Sound familiar?

  • Rachel Ann

    Hey fuck you! You’re the one who can’t read. I hate it when people dog on Texas. What the hell we do to you?

  • Rachel Ann

    I’m guessing they are trying to make sure the scene isn’t staged in anyway. Like he actually invited the guy in killed him then staged the break in afterwards. It happens.

  • Parrot Toes

    Haha, you dumb is showing! You might want to tuck it back in because honestly, none of us want to see it.

  • Parrot Toes

    I’m 100% certain that riding a moped is a sign that you are not 100% a man, especially one who has 100% of his brain cells. This asshole 100% deserved to have his heart broken.

  • Athena

    Ha! Agreed. And my daughter has an app that agrees. It’s an app that teaches kids different vehicle types by saying the word are running a little cartoon featuring the vehicle. Vehicles like “firetruck” and “motorcycle” are said in the deepest, most masculine voice. “Scooter” is said like someone is imitating a particularly effeminate homosexual, with a slightly sibilant “s” transitioning into a loud and enthusiastic “cooter!” and an “r” that trails back down.

    It’s wrong, but my husband and I giggle every time. It’s so obvious.

  • Athena

    I love my Texan folk, but that’s a question best not asked. ;)

  • newstarshipsmell

    I’ll mess with Texas.

  • butterfly_girl

    sell his moped

  • butterfly_girl

    The beauty of living in Texas is that if someone is breaking into your property, your neighbor’s property, your down the street neighbor’s property, anybody on the next block, we can shoot and kill you and it’s self-defense and we’re defending our neighbors. Don’t Mess with Texas.

  • Tenbux

    The bad thing about living in Texas, however, is that you’re in Texas.

  • butterfly_girl

    Could be worse. Could be Florida.

  • 18th40

    What about guys like me who sound like Minnie Mouse on helium hey !! what about us damn it ? Tito pass me a tissue.

  • Athena

    Oh, so that’s why you don’t call.

  • 18th40

    We don’t get phones in Canada until next year.

  • Athena

    Not surprised. Fucking socialists.

  • 18th40

    Ooooh, low blow.

  • Parrot Toes

    OHMAGAWD, I can’t wait! You’ll catch me on it 24-7 while I’m hanging upside down on my couch. Now if only we could get cars and trucks up here and get rid of these damn sleds and huskies.

  • 18th40

    Patience my frozen friend, when we take over Seattle there will be plenty of cars and trucks for everyone.

  • G.I.R.L.

    Sounds like something that can be foolishly abused. Well, here in NJ, if some idiot breaks in and twists his ankle while doing so, he can press charges against me with the “but how was he supposed to KNOW that you didn’t want him in” argument; duh, I was fucking asleep.

  • Parrot Toes

    Seattle…..Is that in the Turks and Caicos? Is that what that’s all aboot?

  • 18th40

    Some gentleman here owns a moped I’m guessing.

  • G.I.R.L.

    We can call in? Omg.

  • Athena

    Yes, and YOU definitely should. There’s always a number to call. When Morbid’s not boozing, he generally announces it. But if you go to the Pulpit of Doom page, the number to call is at the top of the page. I’d love to talk to you. Especially if you have an accent.

  • Athena

    Nickleback.

    That is all.

  • Athena

    Oh, look at the adorable Canadians, getting all feisty. But we all know England handles all that “invasion” stuff for you, and they’ve filled their hipster quota. I’m afraid Seattle’s of no interest to them.

  • sherrdbw

    I grew up in Dallas. Can I fuck with Texas?

  • Texas Ranger

    No. If you grew up in Dallas, You are already fucked enough.

  • butterfly_girl

    That’s why you should live in Texas. Then you could use the “I thought he was going to rape me so I shot him”. Even if you don’t kill him, there’s no judge in this state that would let him sue you. And I was exaggerating about being able to use self-defense for every neighbor on the block. We do take it very seriously and we do protect ourselves and our neighbors. Just not the ones on the next block!

  • ultracreep

    Being from Arkansas and living in Mississippi, I’ll just sit over here quietly with my hands folded in my lap.

  • Scretch

    Now, now.

  • HoosierDaddy

    Did you read Texas Ranger’s comment? He was doggin’ Indiana for following procedure. Your follow up only solidifies my stand on dummies.

  • HoosierDaddy

    The term Texan refers to people who have no tact and little intelligence illustrated brilliantly by your lowbrow insults and disgusting hyperbole.

  • HoosierDaddy

    First of all, it’s dumBass with a b, if you’re going to sling it, get it right, dumbass. Secondly, all I said is it would have to be investigated in every or any state. Thirdly, it’s because of the media it was thouroughly investigated. Before Zimmerman, they would have patted him on the back and left. Finally I stand by my earlier statement, and your juvenile mentality reaffirms my position.

  • HoosierDaddy

    The problem isn’t that it’s showing, the problem is that you’re staring.

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    From the interactions I’ve had with the people from Indiana, it was less an insult than a keen observation. As for the so-called hyperbole, that was a definition.

  • CTburns

    Here in New England he would have had to chop my torso 4 times before I could shoot him. His family would definately win damages against me too, but good riddance to that fucker!

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Quit using big words you don’t know the meaning of. It makes you look stupid… and desperate.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    He’s trying to MAKE money.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    The locked doors and windows usually let me know I’m not wanted.

  • driven .

    EVERYTHING in TEXAS is dumb- from BUSH to cow tossin to Rick perry.. a bunch of retards… they should NUKE TEXAS

  • driven .

    …said the dumb bitch who drops the word ” fucking”in her posts to feel cool.. talk about stupid and desperate.

  • driven .

    nuke texas inbreds NOW..and fuck YOU

  • driven .

    IGNORE THE CRETINS.. anybody names parrot toes is a loser anyway

  • driven .

    But in NE we’re also civilized and not a bunch of gun totin inbred yahoo rednecks.

  • LeaveMeBe

    Fuck you, asshole. No need to go being a dick and slamming all Texans just because one stepped on your sensitive little toes. Ever had your ass kicked by a girl? Well mosey on down here and I’ll make it happen.

  • LeaveMeBe

    And runaway screaming afterward. ;)

  • LeaveMeBe

    I really hope you go and read the Castle Law carefully. I don’t want you going to jail for defending your neighbor’s property. Unless it’s in your house when you decide to start shooting. :)

  • LeaveMeBe

    Why in the world would you take over Seattle? Unless your looking for vampires.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I’m sure NE is so proud to have you as their spokesperson and poster child. Buah-hahahahaha!

  • DeweyCheatam

    Oh I don’t know. Texas is a world unto itself (which I love and miss very much). Not exactly the same thing, but I remember a guy was sitting on his roof when a legally authorized repossession guy came along to take his truck. Guy on the roof shot and killed the repo man and got off sot – free! holy shit.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    I swear a lot because I swear a lot, not for any other reason. Fuckin hell.