PACE, Fla. — A Florida sheriff invited a homeowner who shot at a would-be robber to attend a gun safety course to "learn to shoot a lot better" to "save the taxpayers money."
Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson made the comments during a news conference last Thursday regarding the arrest of a 32-year-old man who was breaking into houses in Florida's Panhandle.
The sheriff said deputies set up a perimeter as he jumped over fences and broke into more homes.
A resident shot at him but missed.
Johnson reiterated that residents "are more than welcome to shoot" at anyone trying to break into their home.