Granddad shoots one of two armed home invaders in ill-fated heist — and victim’s granddaughter came up with idea for the crime, cops say

The good news? A 65-year-old Florida homeowner successfully fought back against two armed home invaders Thursday morning — managing to turn the tables on the pair by using his own gun and shooting one of them before they took off from his Pensacola residence, WKRG-TV reported.

The bad news? The victim’s granddaughter came up with the idea for the ill-fated heist, authorities told the station.

What are the details?

Cynthia Register and her friends were trying to come up with bail money for another friend when Register said her grandfather had some, the station said — and then they hatched a plan to rob Register’s grandfather, WKRG reported.

So just before 4 a.m. Tayari Crear and Jemarquz Cromwell entered the home of Register’s grandfather in the 7300 block of West Jackson Street.

Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons offered a bit of a play by play on what happened next.

“Mind you Cynthia Register, granddaughter, does not go in the house. Why? Because she knows that Grampa has a gun. So she decides to stay outside,” Simmons said. “But she allows Tayari Crear and Jemarquz Cromwell to enter the home. And granddaughter was right. Granddaddy did have a gun. He did use the gun because he was being burglarized. So Granddaddy shot Cromwell in the chest area, and then they fled the home.”

Then what happened?

Crear and Cromwell climbed in a vehicle and drove off, but they wrecked the car a few blocks away, the sheriff’s office said.

13 thoughts on “Granddad shoots one of two armed home invaders in ill-fated heist — and victim’s granddaughter came up with idea for the crime, cops say

  1. This is why I am for Gun Control. EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE. AND IF YOU FEEL THREATENED, SHOOT FIRST. FEELING THREATENED IS A SELF DEFENSE REASON.

    1. I believe you are trying to say that “gun control is hitting where one aims.” One in the head, two center-mass.

  2. And the Dims want gun control and eventual confiscation?? Oh Hell No!! This is a good example of legal home/self defense and I pity the fool that breaks in on me!!

    1. DITTO…..DITTO……AND……DITTO……
      ALSO……..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      THEY WILLNOT WALK OUT MY DOOR ONCE THEY ARE IN……..

  3. Expect a lot more of this. People out of work, what the democrats are doing to this country and the economy falling apart. Makes little difference, family or others if you have anything of value they will be after it. This anti-American subversive government will do everything they can to destroy this country turning it into a one party dictatorship!

    1. If everything is true about this conspiracy against Trump and this corrupt election , Trump may be back in office sooner than we all Think. At least we Know that Donald Trump is caper able of getting our country on Track again if needed. And at least we can feel safe again with Trump at the helm protecting us.

    2. I think Trump should run for senator and get the rest of his team in the senate and also take over the house. and let Florida Gov run for President. Just saying Kill 2 birds with one common sense logic

  4. Gun control equals crowd control. That is what the Demon Rats want. I have a sign that says I do not call 911 until after I clean my gun.

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