Oregon Man Fires Warning Shot At Felon Attempting To Break Into Home, Gets Hauled To Jail


The intended victim of a home invasion in Medford, Ore., was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangerment and menacing after he allegedly told the would-be perpetrator, who was attempting to break in through the back door, to get off his property and followed it up by firing a warning shot into the ground.

According to KDRV-TV, 36-year-old Corey Thompson warded off  the in-progress break-in by grabbing his AR-15 and telling 40-year-old Jonathon Kinsella, a wanted felon, that he’d better stop.

Police responding to a disturbance call at the apartment complex allegedly heard a gunshot, followed by the sight of Kinsella running toward the parking lot. They apprehended Kinsella, then arrested Thompson because, they said, that warning shot could have ricocheted off the ground and hurt someone.

Police have confiscated the weapon until Thompson, an Iraq veteran, has proven his innocence.

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  • JimH

    If he had fired the Joe Biden double barrel shotgun into the air, instead of one of those evil AR-15’s into the ground, he would have been OK.
    Or he could have waited until Mr. Kinsella was in the house and put one into his forehead.

    No one was hurt and Mt Thompson is in more trouble than the burglar.
    What’s wrong with this picture?

  • FreedomFighter

    Bravo Sierra Oregon Police, you know as a police officer you would have shoot the home invader, if anything the man showed great restraint.
    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

  • Joe

    With a government like 1933 in Germany, its getting that way, the people will have to sneak and lie and then revolt to save this once great country.

  • Bud USMC

    WE should be able to protect our home inside or out, but this day and age let them come thru the door. Then hit them center mass with a 12 gauge short barrel legal shot gun, less chance you will miss and they will have to carry him away. Best of all he won’t come back and bother you again.

  • joe1cr

    Coming to America soon if Obama and the socialist have their way.


    In 1929, the Soviet
    Union established gun control.

    From 1929 to 1953,
    about 20 million dissidents,

    unable to defend
    themselves, were rounded up and exterminated..


    In 1911, Turkey
    established gun control.

    From 1915 to
    1917, 1.5 million Armenians,

    unable to defend
    themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


    Germany established
    gun control in 1938 and

    From 1939 to 1945,
    a total of 13 million Jews and others who were

    unable to defend
    themselves were rounded up and exterminated.


    China established
    gun control in 1935.

    From 1948 to
    1952, 20 million political dissidents,

    unable to defend
    themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


    established gun control in 1964.

    From 1964 to
    1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians,

    unable to defend
    themselves, were rounded up and exterminated..

    —- ————-

    Uganda established
    gun control in 1970.

    From 1971 to
    1979, 300,000 Christians,

    unable to defend
    themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


    established gun control in 1956.

    From 1975 to
    1977, one million educated people,

    unable to defend
    themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


    Defenseless people
    rounded up and exterminated

    in the 20th Century
    because of gun control: 56 million .

  • texastwin827

    And that, good people, is why Texas has a Castle Law.

  • Chuck

    We need to stand up for all of our God given rights. We the people are getting steam rolled by our local and federal governments in every way. (Gun control, IRS, Health Care, Choice of Religion and many more!.) How long is it going to take before” We The People” get mad and do something about all of this?

    • Dan Corby

      i totally agree. how many of our countrymen are going to voluntarily lay down their arms in an effort to keep things “civil?” we will use tactics that the Iraqi insurgents used on our troops overseas. we will crush any govt force that infringes on our beloved bill of rights…are you with us?

  • podunk1

    Progressives fundamentally changed our governance & freedom to top side down & down side up! Very soon burglars will be calling the police to see if the homeowner is armed, & to make sure the police confiscate the guns before they arrive.

    Homeland insecurity has already trumped your local & state police – they loyally answer to napolianna & BO – not God or us. Holder is in charge of who’s going to be charged & who is protected & he runs the FBI. If that fails the IRS is ready to smash any who slip through the cracks.

    Think about it, If you love criminal invaders, you’re compassionate and good. If you despise criminal invaders, you’re an evil racist!

    We still have a Constitution plus sedition & treason laws. Isn’t there a majority in the house and senate that will honor their oath and commitment to God and the citizens? NO???? Any one of them can be recalled! Things can be “unfunded”! Living with tyranny and fear are choices

  • Nelson

    The man attempting to break in could have shot at the home owner and put a bullet through the home owners brain. Mabby the would be intruder should send the home owner a thank you note thanking him for saving him from that possibly and a promise to get his gun back for him and cover any court cost.