Florida’s sheriff encourages residents to take a firearms safety course for their protection. “We’d much rather you do that”

According to the county sheriff, intruders in Florida are welcome to be shot by their neighbors.

An invader was stopped after a homeowner fired numerous shots at him on Wednesday, prompting the sheriff in Florida to urge locals to take gun safety classes.

Police apprehended 32-year-old Brandon J. Harris after he allegedly broke into several residences in Pace, Florida, and was stopped by a resident who fired multiple bullets at him.

At around 4:30 p.m., police received reports of break-ins at the sheriff’s office. Attempted burglary and assault are among the many allegations filed against Harris, as are charges of resisting arrest, criminal mischief, and attempted larceny.