Williamson had stayed home from work, after he had been burgularized twice. He had a feeling it was going to happen again. Just after 1 P.M. he saw a man cross his back yard towards his garage. Thomas Williamson called 911, then armed himself with a shotgun and went outside. The burbular emerged with a pair of bolt cutters as Williamson intercepted him. With the burgular on the ground, Williamson fired one shot into the ground "just to show him I meant business."
The burgular tried to get up. Williamson shot him in the lower back. When police arrived, Williamson surrendered his shotgun. The burgular was taken to Ben Taub Hospital with a gunshot wound. His condition has not been released. The District Attorney's Office said charges would probably not be filed. Reason given: Williamson was protecting his property. God bless Texas.
“I think he got what he deserved. He’s lucky he’s alive. He’d ran straight at me, I’d have killed him. I wouldn’t have hesitated for a second ‘cause I’m sick and tired and I’m fed up with people stealing my stuff. I work hard for what I get and I’m just tired of people coming over here and stealing it,” Williamson said. “It’s a problem in this whole neighborhood over here and everybody around here is fed up with it. And these people are getting tired of it with a bunch of thieves around here. I’m gonna be around here protecting my property and anybody who wants to come over here to my house I’m gonna be here waiting for you...and that’s all I gotta say about that.”