Too bad the police don't see it that way. They arrested this daring crimefighter and charged him with unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangerment disorderly conduct and unlawful discharge of a firearm. His handgun and concealed weapons permit were seized.
"It is important to remember that no matter how frustrated one may be with crime and the criminal justice system, it is not permissible to use deadly force in this type of situation," Gresham Sgt. Rick Wilson said in announcing Witter's arrest. "Those two rounds could've gone anywhere. In fact, we're still not sure where they went. They could've struck an innocent bystander or damaged property."
Witter says he was shooting for the car's tires. He missed, and police say he was firing straight at a public transportation hub. OK, that doesn't sound so safe. But does that mean we should surrender to the criminals?