On October 27 2007, Cevaughn Curtis Jr, 28, may have thought just that when he broke into a Gainesville FL home at around 3 am. Curtis had knocked on the door of Arthur Williams, 75 and had asked to be let in but Williams refused. Evidently, Curtis should have chose to walk away instead of trying to push his way in through the door.
Williams, a retired taxi dispatcher who has been legally blind for 61 years opened fire on Curtis when he kicked in the door. Police state that Curtis then tried to flee but collapsed on the front porch after being hit in the neck by Williams.
Curtis was taken to the hospital in stable condition and was charged with burglary of an occupied residence and battery on a person over age 65. Williams was praised by police for doing what he had to do in protecting himself. Curtis should make it easy for other would-be robbers to understand that age and lack of vision can ruin their robbery plans very easily.