Burglar shot breaking into house with 'Smith & Wesson spoken here' sign outside, strips naked, confronts deputies
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The residents are elderly, but not defenseless. A sign at the home reads: "Smith and Wesson spoken here."

By Matt McDonald, KSTU

IRON TOWN, Utah -- (KSTU) -- An elderly couple in southern Utah shot an intruder Tuesday. Investigators say the man then stripped naked and confronted deputies.

The Iron County Sheriff's Office had received a call for a burglary in process in Iron Town. Deputies say 24-year-old Christian Holbert kicked down the door of the house and confronted the couple inside.

The residents are elderly, but not defenseless. A sign at the home reads: "Smith and Wesson spoken here."

“They did fear for their lives and they did shoot at him," Lt. Schlosser said.

After being shot several times, investigators say Holbert stripped naked, walked out of the home and confronted four deputies.

“Taser was used multiple times" Lt. Schlosser said. "He did not respond to that but the deputies were able to subdue him.”

The homeowners were not hurt, and deputies say they were within their rights to defend their lives.

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