North Fort Myers, Florida

From Fort Myers’ of October 9, 2007

Burglar shot in the face during break-in

A burglary victim shot the thief in the face early Tuesday morning in North Fort Myers.

It happened around 3:45 a.m. on Redlin Street, between Atlantic & Pacific.

Authorities say when the resident of the home heard the burglar, he pulled a gun and fired, striking the thief in the cheek.

The wounded man ran from the house and was picked up by authorities on Pacific.

The man, whose name has not been released yet, was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with a wound to his cheek. Authorities say the injury doesn’t appear to be life-threatening.


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