A Texas man mocked two thugs who pretended to be maintenance men before trying to break into his apartment and who then ran off when he fired at them.
“You the dumbest f***ers for not wearing a mask ‘cuz I even got your name! Ever since the video’s been public, I got a name and everything. I was just waiting on the detective to call me!” said Ethan Rodriguez to WFAA-TV, addressing the two men.
Rodriguez provided the startling video of the altercation from Saturday evening to WFAA.
The video shows a tattooed man wearing a black bandana pretending to be a maintenance worker and talking to Rodriguez through a doorbell camera. Rodriguez told him no one was at the house and that he would have to return later, though Rodriguez was actually behind the door.
“He was playing his part, he had the notepad and everything!” said Rodriguez.
When the first suspect returns after leaving, he can be seen holding a gun and trying to kick the door down. Another man appears wearing gloves and a mask, and he tries to kick the door down as well.
That’s when Rodriguez starts to fire at them from behind the door.
“They told me I let off 13 shots! I couldn’t believe it! But then again, I did empty the clip!” Rodriguez recalled.
The two men ran away, but police say that one was able to get off one round before fleeing.
“I was hoping I got ’em!” laughed Rodriguez. “That was mainly it, just hoping I got ’em.”
He went on to say that he didn’t recognize the men nor did he know why they were trying to get into his home. He was at home with his brother at the time and said his wife and their 7-month-old baby boy were away from the home.
Police were able to arrest one suspect and identified him as 30-year-old Aaron Contreras. He has been charged with aggravated assault, deadly conduct, and attempted burglary of a habitation.
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